Members of Queen, the Police, Rush to honor Taylor Hawkins
The twin concerts for Foo Fighters’ late drummer Taylor Hawkins will include Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher, Joan Jett, Mark Ronson, members of Queen, The Police, Rush, Kiss, The Pretenders, Motley Crue, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Supergrass and comedian Dave Chappelle.
Comedian Dave Chappelle is coming back to Houston
HOUSTON – Comedian Dave Chappelle is making his way back to Houston in March. In January, Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled in Austin, forcing his upcoming appearances to be canceled. According to a release, each ticket holder will have to take a mandatory rapid COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival at the venue. Officials said if the person tests positive for COVID-19, that person and all members of the same household will not be allowed inside the venue. AdOfficials said staff members will be required to wear masks at all times.
33 years later, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall return to Zamunda
NEW YORK – When Eddie Murphy made the original “Coming to America,” he was, almost indisputably, the funniest man in America. “Now I take nothing for granted and appreciate everything.”Thirty-three years after “Coming to America,” Murphy and Hall have returned to Zamunda. At the barbershop, where Murphy and Hall also reprise their characters, the conversation bounces from Teslas to transgender people. Before making “Black Panther,” Murphy has said Ryan Coogler approached him about a “Coming to America” sequel. Ruth E. Carter designed the costumes of both “Black Panther” and “Coming 2 America.” Both were shot in Atlanta.
Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19; shows canceled
AUSTIN, Texas – Dave Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled for Thursday, forcing his upcoming appearances to be canceled, a spokeswoman said. Chappelle was expected to perform Thursday through Sunday at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, Texas. Those shows have been canceled and Chappelle is quarantining, his representative Carla Sims said in a statement. Chappelle had been performing socially-distanced shows in Ohio since June, and moved his shows to Austin during the winter, Sims said. He apologized on Instagram to followers for the canceled shows, saying they'd be rescheduled.
Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19; shows canceled
FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Dave Chappelle arrives at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 22nd Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Dave Chappelle, in Washington. Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21, forcing his upcoming appearances to be canceled, a spokeswoman said. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)AUSTIN, Texas – Dave Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled for Thursday, forcing his upcoming appearances to be canceled, a spokeswoman said. Those shows have been canceled and Chappelle is quarantining, his representative Carla Sims said in a statement. He apologized on Instagram to followers for the canceled shows, saying they'd be rescheduled.
Dave Chappelle set to turn Ohio firehouse into comedy club
Chappelle is set to buy a former fire station near his Ohio hometown with plans to turn it into a comedy club. Fire Station in Yellow Springs will be sold to the 47-year-old actors company and turned into a club that will seat 140 people. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – Comedian Dave Chappelle is set to buy a former fire station near his Ohio hometown with plans to turn it into a comedy club. Chappelle's ties to Ohio go back to his father, who graduated from Antioch College, in Yellow Springs, and later was a professor there. In June, Chappelle held a private, outdoor stand-up and social commentary performance to a socially distant and masked audience in Yellow Springs.
Dave Chappelle comedy show requires rapid COVID-19 test for admission
HOUSTON – Guests heading to comedian Dave Chappelle’s show in Houston on Thursday night needed more than a ticket to enter the House of Blues. “Mandatory rapid COVID-19 testing onsite prior to entering,” the venue said in a Tweet explaining the ground rules. “It’s a minor inconvenience for a good time.”The arrival times were staggered and you had to buy tickets in groups of four, Seymore said. “I’m not concerned for my safety or the safety of anybody else at all, frankly, just because of the measures they’re taking in order to ensure our safety,” Seymore said. Organizers have not yet said how many people were in attendance for Thursday night’s show or whether anyone who showed up at the door tested positive.
5 things for Houstonians to know for Tuesday, Nov. 17
Here are things to know for Tuesday, Nov. 17:1. Ruiz was indicted on Nov. 10 and charged with two counts of depriving two victims of their right to bodily integrity. Greg Abbott said a COVID-19 antibody therapy will be distributed to hospitals Monday. Abbott said Friday that the Texas Department of State Health Services will distribute the therapy -- called Bamlanivimab -- to hospitals across Texas. It will be distributed to acute care hospitals across the state, according to Abbott’s office.
Comedian Dave Chappelle is coming to Houston this week
HOUSTON – Comedian Dave Chappelle is coming to Houston this week and there will be some restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Chappelle will perform at House of Blues from Thursday to Saturday, according to a tweet from the venue Monday. 3 nights of #DaveChappelle, this Thurs Nov 19 - Sat Nov 21. For Tickets: https://t.co/HOjCFncbsz pic.twitter.com/RjDKMhDyYr — House of Blues Houston (@HOBHouston) November 16, 2020The tweet also said that attendees will be socially distanced and tables must be reserved. Masks and rapid COVID-19 testing at the venue are required to enter.
Jim Carrey, as Biden, mocks Trump loss on 'SNL'
Jim Carrey played President-elect Joe Biden, taking the stage and poking fun at the five-day wait for results. He even offered a throwback to one of his infamous '90s-era lines, calling President Donald Trump a “Looooosseer!” to laughs and applause. Chappelle hosted “SNL” in November 2016 in its first episode after Trump’s election, pointedly critiquing the surprise over the result. “You know, I didn't know Donald Trump was going to win the election,” Chapelle said four years ago. “SNL” has regularly lampooned Trump and his presidency in recent years, enlisting Baldwin to play the commander in chief.
Dave Chappelle speaks on George Floyd in new Netflix special
NEW YORK An angry and emotional Dave Chappelle spoke on the killing of George Floyd in a surprise Netflix special, saying America was being punished for its mistreatment of black men. The special was released Thursday and is streaming free on Netflixs comedy YouTube channel. It was taken from a show at an outdoor pavilion in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with about 100 attendees on June 6. Chappelle called his special 8:46 in part after the length of time the officer was on top of the handcuffed Floyd. When I watched that tape, I understood this man knew he was going to die, said the comedian.
Dave Chappelle Addresses George Floyd's Death in Surprise Netflix Special '8:46'
Dave Chappelle broke his silence on George Floyds death and addressed racial discrimination in a surprise Netflix special titled 8:46 on Friday. Floyd was a 46-year-old black man who died on May 25 after a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. This is weird and less than ideal circumstances to do a show, Chappelle said to the crowd. Its hard to figure out what to say about George Floyd, he continued as he paused to ask fans how they were feeling. This man kneeled on a mans neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.