Dave Chappelle recruits The Roots, Erykah Badu for NYC residency

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Comedian Dave Chappelle speaks to students of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, April 3, 2006.

Comedian and TV star Dave Chappelle is like an exotic, elusive animal these days. Since ending his Comedy Central show days back in 2006, the 40-year-old has only been touring on rare occasions, most recently with a visit to Upper Darby’s Tower Theater. But surprisingly, in the last decade, Chappelle has never performed in his beloved New York City – that’s all about to change.

Dave is taking up residency of sorts at Radio City Music Hall from June 24-26 and he’s bringing along a grand group of friends. The Roots, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, and DJ Premier will also provide some live entertainment each night while accompanied by a full orchestra. Whoa. And Pitchfork reveals that even more special guests have yet to be announced.

This news comes shortly after his planned five nights of stand-up at RCMH, which are all sold out and do not include any guests.

Tickets can be found here. Here are Chapelle's scheduled dates (solo + guests included)

06/18 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
06/19 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
06/20 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
06/21 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
06/22 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
06/24 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall (with The Roots)
06/25 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall (with Busta Rhymes, DJ Premier, and Janelle Monáe)
06/26 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall (with Erykah Badu)

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