Dave Chappelle has canceled performances scheduled at Stubbs in Austin, Texas after testing positive for COVID-19. The canceled dates were among a handful the comedian had booked through this week and the weekend. He had already performed the first of the Austin gigs on Wednesday.
Chappelle’s representative shared the following statement about the development:
Chappelle began hosting outdoor, socially distanced performances in his current home state of Ohio since June. His guests included Common, Tiffany Haddish, John Mayer, and several others. After hosting a block party to celebrate the Fourth of July, Chappelle emceed the first post-election episode of Saturday Night Live at the beginning of November.
Earlier this week, Chappelle was photographed maskless backstage at Stubbs with Joe Rogan, Elon Musk, and Grimes, who had posted about her own recent experience with the virus on January 9.