Dave Chappelle returning to the road, coming to Tinley Park
ASSOCIATED PRESS June 17, 2013 1:52PM
FILE - In this June 13, 2006 file photo, comedian Dave Chappelle promotes the release of his new DVD "Dave Chappelle's Block Party," at the Virgin Megastore in Los Angeles. Chappelle will make his most substantial return to stand-up comedy in a month-long tour for Funny Or Die. The reclusive comedian will headline the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, which kicks off Aug. 23, 2013, in Austin, Texas. The 13-date, two-stage tour concludes Sept. 22 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Stefano Paltera, File)
Updated: June 17, 2013 8:22PM
NEW YORK — Dave Chappelle is making his most substantial return yet to stand-up comedy with a one-month tour for Funny Or Die. The tour stops in Tinley Park at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on August 31, 2013.
The comedian will headline the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, which kicks off Aug. 23 in Austin, Texas. The 13-date, two-stage tour concludes Sept. 22 in Phoenix.
The 39-year-old Chappelle has occasionally performed impromptu sets in comedy clubs. But he has largely avoided comedy and public life since abruptly leaving his hit Comedy Central series, “Chappelle’s Show,” in 2005.
Also on the bill are Flight of the Conchords, Hannibal Buress, Kristen Schaal and Al Madrigal.