Funnyman Dave Chappelle’s forthcoming live shows have been scrapped due to a “possible” Covid-19 exposure among the crew behind the comedy gigs.
Chappelle has been front and center during the pandemic with his Intimate Socially Distanced Affair shows in Yellow Springs, Ohio, but his efforts have been stifled due to a potential coronavirus threat.
“Due to possible exposure to Covid-19 within our inner circle, and out of an abundance of caution, we have elected to cancel the remaining … shows,” a rep told the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six.
Social distancing, face masks, hand sanitizer, temperature checks, and access to daily Covid-19 tests were all part of the show’s protocol, with the spokesperson adding: “We take Covid-19 very seriously and there have been no reported cases among patrons or crew.”
Chris Rock, David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Tiffany Haddish, Michael Che, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, and Michelle Wolf are among the stars who have taken the stage alongside Chappelle during the shows – however, the “possible” exposure is not believed to have affected them.
The final performance was due to kick off on October 4th before the gigs were halted.