[image-1] Today the North Charleston Performing Arts Center announced that legendary stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle will perform there at 7 p.m. on Thurs. Jan. 30.
Tickets go on sale to the public on Thurs. Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $68.50.
Chappelle will also perform in Columbia the night before at Township Auditorium.
Chappelle comes to South Carolina just a few weeks before the state’s Democratic primary election on Feb. 29. In a campaign press release shortly after the show was announced, Chappelle announced his endorsement of presidential candidate Andrew Yang, the tech entrepreneur who has campaigned on universal basic income. Shows in North Charleston and Columbia will benefit Yang’s presidential run, the campaign says.
Some tickets will be for sale on the Yang campaign website, North Charleston Coliseum officials say, with a “limited amount” for sale through Ticketmaster. The campaign says ticket details are to come.
UPDATE: These tickets are available now via Ticketmaster. Get ’em while they’re hot.
UPDATE UPDATE: A second Chappelle show has been added on Thurs. Jan. 30 at 10 p.m. You can buy those tickets online now. (Keep in mind that this second show may push the after-party at Deco back a bit).
Chappelle’s reputation precedes him, from his critically acclaimed Chappelle’s Show to two Emmy Awards to two Grammy Awards. And did we mention the Mark Twain Prize? Yeah he’s a pretty big deal.
Recently, Chappelle talked about going to see Kevin Hart with his son. Hart is pretty famous too and that has Chappelle feeling … well, we’ll just let you watch for yourself.
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