Dave Chappelle And Joe Rogan Are Doing A ‘Socially Distanced’ Residency In Texas As COVID Surges In The State

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Dave Chappelle’s been enjoying time in Texas lately, including a three-night comedy engagement, along with appearing on an episode of Joe Rogan’s (newly) Austin-based Spotify podcast. They must have enjoyed the mutual vibes (and perhaps mutual questionable judgment regarding live shows?) because they are again joining forces for a December 2020 residency in Austin. The duo’s team-up will last for five engagements, and Chappelle will hold separate “Dave Chappelle and Friends” dates for a total of ten dates.

In doing so, Chappelle will return to Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, an outdoor venue connected to Stubb’s BBQ restaurant. The press release specifies a number of Covid-19 related precautions, including socially distanced tables that must be reserved by groups of only 4,6, or 8 tickets. Masks will be required (unless people are eating or drinking), and hand-sanitizer stations, along with staggered entry to the venue, will be monitored. “Safety is a top priority” is being quoted in the residency announcement, but of course, any group event (even with declared social distancing) amid skyrocketing cases is probably not the wisest move.

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Written by Kimberly Ricci

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