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Dave Chappelle Headlining Comedy Festival Tour

by Photo of Ross Bernhardt

Funny or Die’s The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival will feature Flight of the Conchords and more.

Dave Chappelle Headlining Comedy Festival Tour

It's been a long time, but Dave Chappelle will finally be returning to stand-up on a national stage.

Funny or Die announced their own curated comedy festival tour, the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, which will hit up 13 cities starting in late August. Chappelle will serve as one of the headliners along with New Zealand's fourth most popular folk parody duo, Flight of the Conchords. Other comedians that will support include Kristen Schaal, Al Madrigal, John Mulaney, Hannibal Buress, Demetri Martin, Jim Jeffries, Chris D'Elia and more.

There will be two stages involved, which speaks to the scale Funny or Die is going for. You can get a glimpse of that scale in the trailer they made for the festival below, complete with monster trucks, explosions and plenty of shouting. It reminds me so much of the SNL "Under-Underground Festival" ads, and there's nothing wrong with that at all.

After rumors of Chappelle going on tour had come out a while ago (including swirling rumors around him and Chris Rock teaming up after their NYC meet-ups earlier this year), it's great to see that something is actually coming to fruition for him. A guy that talented couldn't stay forever, and it seems like enough time has passed between now and his abrupt departure from Chappelle's Show for him to get his bearings back.

It's also good to see Flight of the Conchords back. They had done some touring before, but both Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie have found individual success (Clement with plenty of big supporting roles and McKenzie with an Oscar for The Muppets soundtrack). Now also seems like a good time for these two to get back together for some more touring.

Between this and Tenacious D's Festival Supreme, live comedy is going to be front and center this year. Check out the poster for the festival and the tour dates below:

Oddball Tour Dates

Fri 8/23 Austin, TX
Sat 8/24 Houston, TX
Sun 8/25 Dallas, TX
Fri 8/30 Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 8/31 Tinley Park, IL
Sun 9/1 Detroi, MI
Fri 9/6 Camden, NJ
Sat 9/7 Holmdel, NJ
Sun 9/8 Mansfield, MA
Fri 9/13 Denver, CO
Sun 9/15 Irvine, CA
Fri 9/20 Mountain View, CA
Sun 9/22 Phoenix, AZ

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