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Dave Chappelle is bringing his comedy tour to Australia and New Zealand early next year

Dave Chappelle is bringing his comedy tour to Australia and New Zealand early next year

It's the first time in nearly a decade that the comedian has gone down under.

Dave Chappelle is coming to Australia and New Zealand for a comedy standup tour.

Down under fans of the legendary comedian will no doubt be fist pumping the air at the moment and thankfully we don't have to wait too long for him to arrive.

He'll be landing in Australia in early 2023 for a five-stop comedy show that will likely leave the audience either in stitches or shocked (or both).

Chappelle will kick things off in Perth on February 2 before finishing up in Brisbane on February 15.

Dave Chappelle ended his SNL monologue by talking about cancel culture.
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It'll be the first time in nearly a decade that the funnyman has toured Australia and some people have sorely missed him.

He'll then hop across the ditch and perform for the first time in New Zealand.

He will play in Auckland on February 18 before going to Christchurch for a gig on February 21.

Pre-sales tickets for the Australian and Kiwi shows will be live on December 15 before the general sale kicks off the following day.

If you're hoping to go to one of the shows and want to take a picture or video, you better think again.

Chappelle has a strict rule about phones at his standup shows.

Guests are forced to put their devices in a locked bag called a Yondr and they aren't able to access them until the show has very much ended.

Anyone caught trying to sneak any authoritized snaps or clips will be ejected immediately.

He told Jimmy Kimmel back in 2017: "It became a thing where I’d walk on stage, I’d see a sea of cellphones.

"So I knew that anything in the room, I was saying to everybody — whether they were in the room or not — which is not an empowering feeling as a comedian."

He's lucky he has that policy otherwise one of his more recent shows could have been even more of a debacle.

Chappelle invited Elon Musk onto the stage during his performance in San Francisco.

There was an eruption of cheers and boos and some people were able to discreetly capture the moment on their phones.

But, if everyone had their devices handy, there would have been way more videos circulating social media than there currently are.

The Tesla CEO responded to the incident in the most Elon Musk way possible.

He tweeted: "Technically, it was 90% cheers & 10% boos (except during quiet periods), but, still, that’s a lot of boos, which is a first for me in real life (frequent on Twitter).”

He added: “It’s almost as if I’ve offended SF’s unhinged leftists … but nahhh."

Who knows what will happen when Chappelle comes to Australia.

You can get your tickets here.

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Topics: Australia