Dave Chappelle Cancels ‘Socially Distanced’ Comedy Shows After ‘Possible Exposure To COVID-19 Within Our Inner Circle’

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Dave Chappelle has canceled the remaining shows of his “Intimate Socially Distanced Affair” comedy series after “possible exposure to COVID-19.”

“Due to possible exposure to COVID-19 within our inner circle, and out of an abundance of caution, we have elected to cancel the remaining … shows,” a rep close to the 47-year-old comedian told Page Six in a piece published Monday.

“For the past three months of the pandemic, Dave Chappelle has successfully created a safe haven for comedians, musicians and poets to express their art without incident,” the rep added. “Social distancing, face masks, hand sanitizer, temperature checks and access to daily COVID tests have all been a part of our protocol.”

The rep continued, “We take COVID-19 very seriously and there have been no reported cases among patrons or crew.”


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The superstar has been doing shows in Yellow Springs, Ohio with top name comedians in the series like Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Tiffany Haddish, Michael Che, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK and many more. Friday’s show was canceled hours before because one of the performers, not named above, reportedly contracted the virus. (RELATED: Dave Chappelle Receives Mark Twain Award For Comedy)

There was only four shows left in the Chappelle series and those all have been canceled, with the company offering refunds to ticket holders, per the outlet.