Comedian Dave Chappelle tests positive for coronavirus, cancels shows

Brenda Watkins
January 22, 2021

Popular stand-up comedian, writer and producer Dave Chappelle has tested positive for COVID-19, media houses have confirmed with the comedian's rep.

Chappelle pioneered Covid-safe live performances at his farm in OH, which, he recently told David Letterman, was a boon to his hometown's economy.

Comedian Joe Rogan, who was part of two of the shows took to his Instagram to announce that the events have been cancelled.

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Dave performed his first show in Texas on Wednesday night (January 20) and now the shows for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday have been canceled.

Rapid testing for the audience and daily tests for Chappelle and his team had been implemented. The 47-year-old is now quarantined and is asymptomatic, his representative confirmed. The two were also with Elon Musk and Grimes, who revealed on January 11 that she tested positive for coronavirus. "His diligent testing enabled him to immediately respond by quarantining, thus mitigating the spread of the virus". The photo did include the hashtag #covidtested.

We are told the remaining shows - 2 of which included Joe Rogan - have all been canceled and refunds will be offered.

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