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Dave Chappelle Tests Positive for COVID-19, Cancels Remainder of Texas Shows

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Dave Chappelle has examined constructive for COVID-19 within the midst of a residency in Austin, Texas, a rep for the comic confirmed to Variety on Thursday.Chappelle carried out the primary of a deliberate 5 exhibits on Wednesday evening on the Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater, and was scheduled to carry out subsequent units on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The remaining exhibits have been canceled, and an announcement from Chappelle’s rep says “ticket holders should contact their point of purchase for refunds.”More from Variety“Chappelle has safely conducted socially distanced shows in Ohio since June 2020 and he moved those shows to Austin during the winter,” the assertion reads. “Chappelle implemented COVID-19 protocols which included rapid testing for the audience and daily testing for himself and his team. His diligent testing enabled him to immediately respond by quarantining, thus mitigating the spread of the virus.”The assertion provides that Chappelle is quarantining and asymptomatic. TMZ first reported the information.Two of Chappelle’s present had been set to characteristic Joe Rogan, with whom Chappelle was pictured earlier this week. The two had been additionally with Elon Musk and Grimes, who revealed on Jan. 11 that she examined constructive for coronavirus. The photograph did embrace the hashtag #covidtested.Rogan took to Instagram to deal with the information, and apologized to followers for the canceled exhibits.Chappelle is among the many most distinguished comedians making an attempt to navigate stand-up throughout the pandemic. In June, he launched Netflix particular “8:46,” which befell in an out of doors venue the place viewers members wore masks and adhered to social distancing pointers. He additionally hosted “Saturday Night Live” in November.Story continuesBest of VarietyJoin Variety’s Newsletter. For the most recent information, comply with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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