Interesting facts about Dave Chappelle’s event

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 27 May, 2024 15:21 | 2 mins read
Comedian Dave Chappelle on stage.
Comedian Dave Chappelle on stage. PHOTO/@davechappelle/Instagram

The much-anticipated performance of American comedian cum actor Dave Chappelle in Kenya has left tongues wagging due to its strictness.

The event which was organized by Punchline Comedy Club will take place at Lovis Leakey Auditorium on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, and has some interesting policies.

Here are some of the interesting facts about the event.


The tickets which had no categories were sold out just two hours after the event was announced by the organizers.

Priced at Ksh7,000, they were speedily acquired reflecting the fan's anticipation of Chappelle’s performance and his popularity in the country.  

Comedian Dave Chappelle on stage PHOTO/ (@davechappelle) / Instagram
Comedian Dave Chappelle on stage PHOTO/@davechappelle/ Instagram

No mobile phones and smartwatches

According to the organizers of the event, the attendees will not be permitted to use their mobile phones during the performance at Chappelle’s shows.

Anyone caught with a cell phone in the venue will be immediately ejected.

 “No cellphones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at this show. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby,” the organizers said.

“Anyone caught with a cell phone in the venue will be immediately ejected. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.”

No use of Chappelle’s performance without permission

“Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. and/or Dave Chappelle own all rights in the content and materials, including any jokes and sketches (the “Materials”), delivered during his performance. The materials may not be copied, translated, transmitted, displayed, distributed, or reproduced verbatim (the “use”), in whole or in part, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, without the express prior written consent of Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. Any use of the materials without the express prior written consent of Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. is strictly prohibited and shall be subject to all available legal remedies, whether in equity or at law at the cost of anyone who violates this prohibition,“ they explained

Dave’s performance

 Dave Chapelle’s act of no device doesn’t come as a surprise seeing that comedians hold their live recordings with high regard. 

In December 2023, Chapelle once had an altercation with a fan near the end of his performance, when he noticed a man sitting close to the front row recording him.

He called the man out and reported him to security before scolding the audience. Chappelle explained to the crowd why he doesn't allow recording at his shows and, reportedly, equated a phone pointed at him to a gun.

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