Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle are thinking about going on tour together.
The two comedians were talking at the Comedy Cellar in New York on Wednesday night and the idea of going on tour was being tossed around.
Chappelle, who has largely stayed out of the spotlight since abruptly ending his hit show, The Chappelle Show, in 2005, invited Rock to come down to Oakland to do a show. Rock said that Dave should come out to West Palm Beach and soon the two comedians were talking about a possible tour.
“After next Tuesday, I’m free for like 11 years … No, I’ve got time between now and the movie … By Halloween, I could do dates.”
The Comics Comics reports that the exchange came early on Wednesday morning after all of the Comedy Cellar’s scheduled shoes were finished. The after party included appearances by Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, but also Kevin Hart, Bill Bellamy, Hannibal and Marlon Waynes.
“This could be the show. Fireside chats with Chris Rock.”
Nothing is set in stone at the moment but it is encouraging to see Chappelle talking about doing a major tour again. Questlove, who was at the Comedy Cellar that night, gave a run down of the show on Instagram.
“I once sat in on drums with Prince on bass, Sheila E on percussion, Frank Mcomb on keys, Rachelle Ferrell on vocals doing Stevie Wonder’s catalogue (who incidentally was also sitting in….with Joni Mitchell Selma Hayek as our audience) and I *think* I might have felt as high as I did tonight. I was working on the other side of the world when suddenly I got a “get yo arse down here NOW!!!!!” text. Sure enough I made it just in time to see the best night ever at the comedy cellar: Hannibal was on 1st, then Chapelle did an amazing off the top bit about what life will be like in a South African jail with prosthetic legs…and the pope quitting his career too. then the floodgates opened: Hart riffed on Spilling drinks on Hov then everyone got in a cipher doing a mini roast/dozens/lovefest about each other. It was honest to god like watching the comic version of “scenario” or “the symphony” jokes and punchlines were flying fast. Stories of way back when was told. And I had the best seat in the house (Dave told me to play piano….but I took the bench just to get a good view) amazing night watching #themaster5″
Do you think Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle will be going on tour soon?