Comedian, actor, screenwriter and producer Dave Chappelle is bringing his stand-up act to Tampa’s Amalie Arena on Oct. 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 15, at ticketmaster.com.
Best known for his groundbreaking Comedy Central sketch comedy series, “Chappelle’s Show,” he is the 2019 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He has won five Emmy awards, including three for his Netflix comedy specials “Sticks & Stones” (2020) and “Equanimity & The Bird Revelation” (2018) and two for hosting “Saturday Night Live” (2017 and 2021).
Chappelle also won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy from 2018 to 2020, and again in 2023.
He last performed in the area in 2015, at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall, and in 2017 in Sarasota.
His most recent stand-up special, “The Closer,” which premiered on Netflix in 2021, drew criticism over material that focused on the transgender community.
At the end of that special, Chappelle said he was not going to do any more LGBTQ+ material, saying: “It’s over ... LBGTQ LMNOP XYZ, I am not telling another joke about you until we are both sure that we are laughing together.”
How to buy tickets to see Dave Chappelle
Tickets range $55.75-$275.75 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at ticketmaster.com. No cellphones, cameras, or recording devices will be permitted at the show. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that they keep with them throughout the night. The pouches can be unlocked after the show — or during it if necessary — at Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. Anyone caught with a cellphone in the venue will be immediately ejected.