Video: Dave Chappelle Stand-up at The Laugh Factory, California

US comedian extraordinaire Dave Chappelle is heading to Australia for the first time for a run of stand-up gigs. Chappelle’s Show was the funniest sketch show of the last decade, two decades, nay, three decades. Was there not a hilarious moment of ultra comedy awesomeness in each damn episode? Yes, there was.

Chappelle’s Show is the most quotable sketch show of all time. “I’m Rick James, Bitch” is part of our vernacular. Charlie Murphy’s tales of celebrity life of his elder brother and actor/comedian Eddie Murphy (Raw, Delirious, Beverly Hills Cop) during the 80’s provides Dave Chappelle with some of the funniest stories of all time.

The series featured one of my favourite sketch characters, crack addict Tyrone Biggums. I still think he deserves his own movie. It could be like the Will Smith film Hancock, but way better, because who thought it would be a good idea to smash two completely different storylines together to create a movie car wreck? Stupid Hollywood.

In 2005 Chappelle’s Show went on to become one of the highest selling TV series DVDs of all time.

Dave Chappelle Australian 2014 Tour Dates:

  • Thursday 20 February, QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane (7pm, 10pm shows)
  • Saturday 22 February, Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide (7pm, 10pm shows)
  • Tuesday 25 February, Riverside Theatre, Perth (7pm, 10pm shows)
  • Friday 28 February, Palais Theatre, Melbourne (7pm, 10pm shows)
  • Saturday 1 March, Palais Theatre, Melbourne (7pm show) (extra show added, woo-hoo for me!)
  • Tuesday 4 March, Sydney Opera House, Sydney (7pm show)
  • Wednesday 5 March, State Theatre, Sydney (7pm, 10pm shows)
  • Thursday 6 March, State Theatre, Sydney (7pm show) (extra show added)

Pre-Sale Tickets:

Pre-sale tickets are on sale from 10am, Friday 24 January 2014 for Live Nation Members only. You can register online for My Live Nation.

Pre-sale tickets are on sale from 2pm, Friday 24 January 2014 for Ticketmaster Members. See Ticketmaster for details.


Tickets are on sale from 9am, Tuesday 28 January 2014 via Ticketmaster or Live Nation ($90-$105).

Extra dates have been added and are on sale from Wednesday 29 January 2014. See Live Nation for sale times in your city.

I am reaching out to Dave to add an extra show in Melbourne, as I have paid commitments to a number of bands touring for Soundwave.

You know how it is Dave, you’re a music fan, cut me some slack and stick around my hometown for another night.

If we’re lucky they will add an old school hip-hop act to the Soundwave line-up to make it worth your while!

Update 25/01/2014: Two extra shows have been added to Dave’s Australian Tour. One in Melbourne and one in Sydney!

Update 28/01/2014: Extra shows have been added in each City as original dates have sold out in minutes. See Live Nation for details.

Chappelle's Show Season 2 DVD

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About noisynoodle

I am a noisy noodle hailing from Melbourne, Australia who loves listening to noise in all forms, but preferably in music, TV and film. I’ve moonlighted on community radio at SYN-FM many years ago when I was still a “youth”. My mission is to promote live music (get off your bum and see something!), highlight interesting TV shows that are ignored by the ratings, expose some cool films and to not go deaf trying!

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