Dave Chappelle began his 16-show Radio City residency last night (8/1). The announced guests were Lil Wayne and The Roots, and there were unannounced appearances by Anderson .Paak, Fat Joe, French Montana, 50 Cent, Judd Apatow and Donnell Rawlings (as his Chappelle's Show character Ashy Larry). One attendee wrote:
just got out!! They locked up everyone's phones. IT WAS THE BEST!! 4 hrs!! An hour of stand up first from Dave, killed it, an hour of the roots, an hour of lil Wayne, then paid to go over Radio City's tax for each minute, and closed with fat joe, French Montana, then Anderson Pak!! #IMALLTHEWAYUP
Well...that was epic. Dave did he does best as one of the best teachers and comedians alive. The Roots did what they do best as one of the best accumulation of musicians alive. And Lil Wayne showed up and showed out and made me proud as the living legend he is. You could feel the love and mutual respect they all have for one another all being masters of their crafts all making it to one of the most treasured stages in the world and even more special, to do it together. #FrenchMontana and #FatJoe joined the fun as cherries on top. Even tho it went past midnight, prob an hour over the venue curfew that likely comes with stiff fines, Dave opted to foot the bill and knew it was well worth it to party like well seasoned rock stars at where else but the world famous Radio City Music Hall kicking off his 30th anniversary in comedy. My only wish is that the footage the ample number of cameramen captured is shared for the poor souls not there.
Another fan tweeted, "Dave Chappelle is the funniest man on the planet! That was 4.5 hours of pure bliss. He kicked off his Radio City residency with a bang." And another said, "Tonight Dave Chappelle compared Trump being in office to Emmett Till's death and it made sense 'stay woke.'"
They made you check your phones upon arrival, so there aren't much in the way of pictures or videos from the show, but a few have turned up. Check them out below.