Dave Chappell has canceled scheduled performances at Stubbs in Austin, Texas after testing positive for COVID-19, TMZ reports, and Chappell’s representative confirmed Pitchfork. The canceled dates were among the handful of people the comedian had booked this weekend. He made his Austin Giggs debut on Wednesday. Tickets are being refunded.
A statement from Chappelle’s representative said that Chappell has operated socially troubled shows in Ohio since June 2020 and has moved those shows to Austin. “Chappell implemented the COVID-19 protocol which included rapid testing for spectators and daily testing for himself and his team. His diligent testing enabled him to react quickly by quenching, thus reducing the spread of the virus. The chapel is incomparable. “
The chapel began hosting outdoor, socially distorted performances in its current home state of Ohio since June. His guests included Common, Tiffany Haddish, John Mayer and many others. After hosting a block party to commemorate the Fourth of July, Chappell advances the first episode of the election Shanivari Night Live In early November.
Earlier this week, Chappell posed maskless with Joe Rogan, Elon Musk and Grimes. Grimes posted on January 9 about his own recent experience with the virus.