Fill your new year with laughs and celebrate 2020 by ringing in the year with Dave Chappelle in Philadelphia. The “Half-Baked” star will do two stand-up performances at The Met Philadelphia on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Showtimes are 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets went on sale Monday morning.
The announcement came late Friday night as part of The Met Philadelphia’s anniversary celebration. Celebrations also included Madonna’s four-show residency kicking off, Dec. 7.
Writer, actor, producer and funnyman Dave Chappelle is known for his roles in “Robin Hood: Men In Tights”, Half Baked and most notably the self-titled “Chappelle Show.” The latter was a mostly improvised show that was broadcast on Comedy Central.
Chappelle was recently the 22nd recipient of the Mark Twain Prize, considered the top honor in comedy. Actors and other comedians such as Bradley Cooper, Tiffany Haddish, Kenan Thompson, and Sarah Silverman lauded Chappelle’s career. The show will air Jan. 7.
“We’re excited that Dave Chappelle will bring in the new year with us as part of the one-year anniversary celebration of The Met Philadelphia,” said Geoff Gordon, regional president, Live Nation Philadelphia. “It’s been a fantastic year and we’re thrilled our celebration will continue into the new year.”
If you’re thinking of snapping a pic of Chappelle on stage with your cellphone, think again. This is a strict “No Cell Phone Allowed” show.
According to a press release, “Guests are encouraged to leave their phones in their cars or at home. Anyone who brings a cell phone will be required to place it in a locked pouch.”