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Second Dave Chappelle comedy show added in Charlotte amid NBA All-Star events

Dave Chappelle will perform at Charlotte’s Belk Theater on Feb. 14. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Dave Chappelle will perform at Charlotte’s Belk Theater on Feb. 14. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Comedian Dave Chappelle, who can be seen now in the Oscar nominated “A Star is Born, will perform two shows in Charlotte on Feb. 14.

His appearances come the day before the NBA All Star Weekend in Charlotte, an event that is expected to bring tens of thousands of people to the Center City Feb. 15, 16 and 17.

Chappelle’s will perform at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Belk Theater in Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased at BlumenthalArts.org, by phone at 704-372-1000 or at the Belk Theater Box Office.

On Saturday, Blumenthal announced Saturday in a tweet that the second show was added “due to extremely poplar (understatement) demand.”

“We are experiencing extremely high call volumes and website traffic with the Dave Chappelle on sale,” said a Saturday tweet from the performing arts center.

“We knew this wildly popular, last minute addition would sell extremely quickly, especially given the fact that it’s during the NBA All Star Game week of festivities.”

Chappelle is among the nation’s best known comedians, known for a ground-breaking sketch series “Chappell’s Show” and earning two Emmy Awards and a Grammy.

In October, he surprised many fans by turning up in Bradley Cooper’s remake of the film “A Star Is Born,” which has earned multiple Oscar nominations.

Tickets for the event start at $59.50, according to BlumenthalArts.org.

Mark Price has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, covering beats including schools, crime, immigration, the LGBTQ issues, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Memphis with majors in journalism and art history, and a minor in geology.


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