Dave Chappelle has examined optimistic for COVID-19 within the midst of a residency in Austin, Texas, a rep for the comic confirmed to Variety on Thursday.
Chappelle carried out the primary of a deliberate 5 reveals on Wednesday night time on the Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater, and was scheduled to carry out subsequent units on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The remaining reveals have been canceled, and a press release from Chappelle’s rep says “ticket holders ought to contact their level of buy for refunds.”
“Chappelle has safely carried out socially distanced reveals in Ohio since June 2020 and he moved these reveals to Austin through the winter,” the assertion reads. “Chappelle applied COVID-19 protocols which included speedy testing for the viewers and each day testing for himself and his group. His diligent testing enabled him to instantly reply by quarantining, thus mitigating the unfold of the virus.”
The assertion provides that Chappelle is quarantining and asymptomatic. TMZ first reported the information.
Two of Chappelle’s show had been set to characteristic Joe Rogan, with whom Chappelle was pictured earlier this week. The two had been additionally with Elon Musk and Grimes, who revealed on Jan. 11 that she examined optimistic for coronavirus. The picture did embrace the hashtag #covidtested.
Rogan took to Instagram to handle the information, and apologized to followers for the canceled reveals.
Chappelle is among the many most distinguished comedians trying to navigate stand-up through the pandemic. In June, he launched Netflix particular “8:46,” which befell in an outside venue the place viewers members wore masks and adhered to social distancing tips. He additionally hosted “Saturday Night Live” in November.