Dave Chappelle will 'pop up' at First Avenue next week

ROHAN PRESTON | Updated 11/6/2013

Reclusive comedy great will perform eight just-announced shows.


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Funnyman Dave Chappelle, who famously quit his Comedy Central show in 2005 and has periodically performed standup since, will do at least eight shows next week at First Avenue in Minneapolis.

Chappelle, who remains hugely popular, has been doing these "pop up" concerts across the country. He last performed in the Twin Cities in Aug. 2012, a show at the State Theatre that was similarly announced at the last minute and that quickly sold out. Capacity for the First Ave shows will be capped at around 500.

The "Chappelle's Show" star was heckled recently in Hartford, Conn., which inspired a colorful reaction from the 40-year-old comic.

At First Avenue, he plans to do shows at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Mon.-Thu. Tickets, $55, are currently on sale.