For his debut comedic performance at the SFJAZZ Center, Dave Chappelle appropriately combines his greatest love, stand-up comedy with his second love, music. The connection between improvisation and timing will be on full display as Chappelle is joined by several special musical guests, including urban jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet.
Heir to the throne vacated by legends Richard Pryor and George Carlin, Chappelle spring-boarded to household name status through his smash Comedy Central series Chappelle’s Show. His 2006 concert film, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, was a chronicle of the comic’s spontaneous and inspiring event in a Brooklyn neighborhood that featured his outrageous comedy and an incredible procession of musical talent. As Chappelle noted in the film, "Every comic wants to be a musician. Every musician thinks they're funny. For four nights, SFJAZZ will be the crossroad for both.
NOTE: Due to language and adult content, these shows are suitable for mature audiences only.
"The comic genius of America. " — Esquire
"He only needs a microphone and a stage to lay claim to greatness. " — The New York Times