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Dave Chappelle Will Attend Sydney Screening of ‘Dave Chappelle Live in Real Life’

Dave Chappelle will be heading to Sydney for a screening of his independent documentary Dave Chappelle Live In Real Life next week

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Dave Chappelle will be heading to Sydney next week for a screening of his independent documentary Dave Chappelle Live In Real Life.

The Emmy-winning comedian touched down in Australia earlier this week for his 2023 tour and will perform two shows at Sydney Olympic Park this weekend ahead of his exclusive documentary screening on Tuesday, February 7th at Sydney’s Hoyts Entertainment Quarter.

The independent film is produced by Chappelle and produced and directed by Oscar and Emmywinning filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (American Factory). 

The screening is dedicated to Reichert who passed away in December last year after a fouryear battle with cancer. Director/Producer Steven Bognar will introduce attendees to Dave Chappelle In Real Life and Chappelle will address the audience following the showing.

Dave Chappelle Live In Real Life follows the comedian as he finds a way to host live stand-up shows in Ohio during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in an attempt to provide the community he calls home with two things he believes were desperately needed in difficult times economic and comic relief. In the original documentary, Chappelle touches on a variety of topics, including the entertainment industry, race, politics and provides a sharp, witty insight into modern society and his own life experiences.

Tickets to the event go on sale on Thursday, February 2nd at 2pm AEST from Live Nation.

Chappelle is in the midst of his 2023 Australian and New Zealand tour but was forced to stop his show mid-way through in Perth after a fight broke out in the crowd.

As per the comedian’s usual rules, no phones were allowed at the show. However, fans have recounted that a commotion that involved yelling and swearing broke out in a top tier at the back of the venue. It’s believed the incident happened while Chappelle was discussing how he was tackled on stage in LA‘s Hollywood Bowl by an audience member last year.