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Comedian Dave Chappelle speaks to students of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts April 3, 2006, in Washington, DC. Chappelle, an alumnus of the Ellington school, spoke to the student body after the school received $15,000 from the GRAMMY Foundation for the construction of a recording studio.
The notoriously reclusive comedy superstar Dave Chappelle is headed back on the road. Funny Or Die announced Monday that he’ll be co-headlining Funny Or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival alongside comedy band/HBO stars Flight of the Conchords.
The tour kicks off Friday, August 23 in Austin, Texas. The show is making two California stops as part of its five weekends of comedy glory. It hits Southern California first (we win!) on Sunday, Sept. 15 in Irvine, before heading to Mountain View up north on Friday, Sept. 20 to close the tour.
Chappelle has been working on new material, and doing so with Chris Rock according to the Comic’s Comic; Rock’s not announced for the tour, but maybe fans will get lucky and he’ll do a surprise drop-in there too.
Other comedians appearing on the lineup include Demetri Martin, Kristen Schaal, Al Madrigal, John Mulaney, Hannibal Buress, Jim Jefferies and Chris D’Elia, with Brody Stevens hosting the second stage. The site also notes that the lineup may change in different cities, so you’ll likely see a variety of other acts backing up Chappelle and the Conchords’ Bret and Jermaine.
If you’re like me and already have other plans for this show’s Southern California stop, you can also check out another comedy musical act-headline show with Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme in Santa Monica on Saturday, Oct. 19. That show features a number of comedy icons, including Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Eric Idle, Mr. Show, Tim & Eric, several former SNL cast members, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and even Adam Sandler. Yes, that Adam Sandler. Hannibal Buress and Demetri Martin will be part of both festivals.
Watch the Funny Or Die video featuring monster trucks promoting their festival:
The tour may not include monster trucks, but I’m still keeping my fingers crossed. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets are already on sale for Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme.