Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle join forces for California comedy tour
The comedian Dave Chappelle and the members of The State’s Most Wanted return to L.A. in November to perform at the California Comedy Festival.
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It’s been less than a year since Dave Chappelle’s performance at the 2015 Comedy Festival, but for former SNL castmate and frequent “Saturday Night Live” castmate Chris Rock, he’s already been performing at the annual event for many years.
Rock, who was the subject of one of 2014’s top-rated videos for his role as a homeless man in “Grosse Point Blank,” will be back at the festival Nov. 19 and 20 in Hollywood, performing his two-hour stand-up comedy set with comedian Dave Chappelle, who will also be in attendance.
“I’m so excited to come back to L.A. to meet Dave and get to hang out,” Rock said in an interview with the Daily News. “I’ve always had a thing for the city, and it’s always been a dream of mine to be in L.A. and perform here, and now that it’s possible, I’m really excited.”
Chappelle, in contrast, has performed at the festival only once, in 2006. According to his booking site, his set this time around will be his fourth of four performances this month – all at the California Comedy Festival. He will be joined by fellow comedians Mike Birbiglia, Dave Hill, and Amy Schumer.
Rock, a native of San Jose, Calif., is no stranger to the Comedy Festival. He was a regular performer on the festival’s flagship event, The Comedy Festival, which kicked off in 2008. Although he performs some of his comedy shows through booking sites, including Comedy Central and the National Lampoon Shop, he will return this time to the festival.
As Rock described it, Chappelle’s set will be all the familiar rocker antics that he’s become known for on “Saturday Night Live.” But before he hits the stage, Rock, Hill, and Birbiglia will do two sets at the California Comedy Festival, which features over 150 comedians from around the world who are vying for a chance to perform – and win – a prize. Rock was a winner last year, and, according to the official event site, Chappelle and Hill will be competing