Dave Chappelle will perform at the new concert venue at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino. Submitted photo

IF YOU GO
Who: Dave Chappelle
When: April 5 and 6, doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.
Where: The Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino
Ages: Adult-only show
Info: TicketMaster.com

Dave Chappelle, two-time Grammy-winning stand-up comedian and actor, will take the stage at the Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino for two nights, April 5-6, at 8 p.m. Chappelle’s performances are part of Harrah’s Grand Opening Celebration, marking the completion of the resort’s multi-million-dollar expansion project.

Chappelle has performed more than 1,500 concerts in the past four years, selling out shows within minutes of the announcements. In 2017, Chappelle celebrated 30 years in comedy by releasing four highly anticipated stand-up specials on Netflix including The Age of Spin and Deep in the Heart of Texas. He received an Emmy Award for his debut episode on “Saturday Night Live.” He capped off the year by releasing the remaining two stand-up specials, Equanimity and The Bird Revelations.

In 2018, Chappelle received Pollstar’s Comedy Tour of The Year Award as well as a Grammy Award for the Best Comedy Album for his double feature, The Age of Spin and Deep in the Heart of Texas, delivered on vinyl. Equanimity and The Bird Revelations won the Grammy for best comedy album this year.

Chappelle was the mastermind behind the 2003 sketch comedy hit, The Chappelle Show – one of the highest-rated programs on Comedy Central. The show earned three Emmy nominations and went on to become the bestselling TV show in DVD history.

The Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin seats 2,000. Tickets go on sale Friday at TicketMaster.com. There is a limit of four tickets per purchase.

Also note, no cellphones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at this show. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. All guests are encouraged to print their tickets in advance to ensure a smooth entry process. Anyone caught with a cellphone in the venue will be immediately ejected.

 

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