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SOLD OUT Madison Square Garden Shows Celebrate Chappelle’s Impact on Comedy and Entertainment


(RALEIGH, NC) – Acclaimed comedian, actor, screenwriter, and producer Dave Chappelle has announced the addition of five new dates to his distinctive stand-up comedy tour, Dave Chappelle Live: It’s A Celebration, B!%?#&$!. The much-anticipated tour marks a significant, golden milestone year for the comedic genius, and Chappelle is thrilled to share the celebration with audiences across the nation. The tour will stop at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on October 25. Tickets will be available starting with local presales on Wednesday, August 30.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday, August 31 at 10:00 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.com.

Renowned for his unparalleled wit, razor-sharp commentary, and fearless approach to tackling life’s most absurd moments, Dave Chappelle promises to ignite the stage with his larger-than-life presence. This event is not just a show—it’s a celebratory tribute to life, happiness, and the undeniable potency of laughter.

The “Dave Chappelle Live: It’s A Celebration, B!%?#&$!” comedy tour is proudly produced by Live Nation, a powerhouse in live entertainment. The tour commenced last week with an electrifying four-night engagement at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City. For his birthday shows, Chappelle surprised the audience with an all-star lineup of special comedic and musical guests each night. A constellation of stars, including Justin Timberlake, Travis Scott, Burna Boy, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Ludacris, Pete Davidson, Busta Rhymes, John Mayer, Ronny Chieng, The Roots, Nas, De La Soul, Jeff Ross, Lunell, Earthquake, and more, graced the stage to create unforgettable moments of laughter and camaraderie.

The tour continues with shows in Cleveland, New Orleans, Chicago, and more. Full routing is available at LiveNation.com.

No cellphones, cameras, or recording devices will be allowed at this show. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night and, if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. Anyone caught with a cellphone in the venue will be immediately ejected. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.

Pilot Boy Productions, Inc., and/or Dave Chappelle own all rights to the content and materials, including any jokes and sketches (the “Materials”), delivered during his performance. The Materials may not be copied, translated, transmitted, displayed, distributed, or reproduced verbatim (the “Use”), in whole or in part, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, without the express prior written consent of Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. Any Use of the Materials without the express prior written consent of Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. is strictly prohibited and shall be subject to all available legal remedies, whether in equity or at law, at the cost of anyone who violates this prohibition.

About Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle is recognized as one of the greatest comedians of all time. He is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Chappelle’s work has earned him more than 30 nominations and awards in television and film for projects that include his groundbreaking sketch comedy television series “Chappelle’s Show”, comedy specials, and guest appearances on “Saturday Night Live”. Chappelle has received five Emmy awards, including three for his Netflix comedy specials “Sticks & Stones” (2020) and “Equanimity & The Bird Revelation” (2018), and two for hosting “Saturday Night Live” (2017 and 2021). Chappelle has won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album three years in a row, from 2018 through 2020. In May 2021, Dave Chappelle collaborated with Talib Kweli and yasiin bey to host “The Midnight Miracle,” a thought-provoking podcast that uniquely blends the salon and variety show traditions while providing a glimpse into the inner lives of the hosts.

About Pilot Boy Productions
Pilot Boy Productions, founded in 1992 by comedian and actor Dave Chappelle, is a film and television production company dedicated to producing thought-provoking, cutting-edge, and award-winning television, concert films, and live events. Chappelle jokes that the name “Pilot Boy” comes from the numerous pitches he made to television executives in his younger days. “I’d walk thru the door and say, ‘Here comes Pilot Boy!’” Since then, Chappelle has self-produced six nominated and award-winning concert films and has signed deals with both Netflix and Luminary to produce content for their streaming platforms.

About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

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