Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19


Comedian Dave Chappelle has tested positive for COVID-19, and has canceled his upcoming shows as a result.

The Associated Press reports that a spokesperson confirmed that Chappelle is currently asymptomatic but quarantining.

Chappelle had shows scheduled at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, Texas from Thursday through Sunday. Comedian Joe Rogan was scheduled to perform at the Friday and Saturday shows.

Earlier this week, Chappelle was spotted in downtown Austin after he photobombed a newlywed couple's "first look" photoshoot.

The groom "showed his emotion right away, and when they hugged, people inside of the restaurant cheered loudly," wedding photographer Anna Szczekutowicz revealed.

"I thought this was a reaction to the very sweet moment that Matt and Eleanor were sharing, but seconds later, Dave Chappelle popped out from inside the restaurant!” she added.

In November of 2020, Netflix agreed to take "Chappelle's Show" off of its streaming service platform after Chappelle claimed that he was never paid for the licensing deal.

“People think I made a lot of money from ‘Chappelle’s Show.' When I left that show, I never got paid. They didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract. But is that right? I found out that these people were streaming my work and they never had to ask me or they never have to tell me. Perfectly legal because I signed the contract. But is that right? I didn’t think so either," he said in an 18-minute video posted on Instagram.

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram