Dave Chappelle does last minute Gramercy & Comedy Cellar shows, reschedules Broadway
After Saturday night’s (7/13) massive power outage cancelled Dave Chappelle‘s Broadway show (as well as nearly everything else on Broadway, and in the area), he announced a last minute, late night Gramercy Theatre appearance. Doors were at midnight, and it was, as all of his performances have been lately, strictly no phones allowed. Did you go? How was it?
Gramercy wasn’t the only surprise stop for Chappelle Saturday night; he also made his second appearance this week at Comedy Cellar, where he was joined by Bill Burr and Wil Sylvince. Judd Apatow was among those in the audience:
It’s funny the people you bump into waiting around NYC during a power outage when the Dave Chappelle show has been canceled. Then we all walked 40 blocks to the @ComedyCellarUSA hoping Dave would go on there and he and @billburr did. It was a great weird night! pic.twitter.com/AKGoIsZnaY
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) July 14, 2019
As for Dave’s cancelled Broadway show, it’s been rescheduled for Sunday, July 21 at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and all tickets to the Saturday July 13 show will be honored. He stayed controversial at the first show of the run; how have those since been?
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez‘s Madison Square Garden show was evacuated during the blackout, and cut short; it’s since been rescheduled for Monday, July 15, and all original tickets will be honored.
See some attendee accounts of Chappelle’s surprise shows last night below.
— Shroudie21 (@Shroudie21) July 14, 2019
Just saw Dave Chappelle at the Comedy Cellar in NYC…
Bucket List: Check…. pic.twitter.com/qdTBaHEyAP
— Chris (@iceviper36) July 14, 2019
— RCharlie (@_RCharlie) July 14, 2019
Dave Chappelle’s Broadway show blacked out so he did a full set @ComedyCellarUSA with @billburr. Damon Wayans invited on stage but stayed in crowd. @JuddApatow in crowd, too. It’s easy to get very lucky at the Comedy Cellar. I was in front row.
— Scott Wade (@rswade_scott) July 14, 2019