PUBLISHED BY BANDINI •JULY 31, 2017
Dave Chappelle recently took over HOT 97’s Ebro In The Morning show. For nearly one hour, the comedy superstar fielded questions from the show staff in what turned into an incredibly revealing conversation.
During the course of the discussion, Dave announced two additional dates to August’s Radio City Music Hall residency. The “block party” style concerts featuring comedy and music will now include August 12 and 22 dates. With those, SNL‘s Michael Che, Leslie Jones and Colin Jost co-headline at the first, while Solange will join the second. Following the June announcement, Dave and promoters have added a number of guests, including Ice Cube, Lil Jon, and John Mayer. While some dates are sold out, others have tickets available. He expects the event will break a new comedy record.
Much more interestingly, an unguarded Dave opened up about many topics. Peter Rosenberg, Ebro, and Laura Styles asked the veteran about his personal life. “People of affluence don’t age the same way [as others],” Dave admits, agreeing with Ebro after the 7:00 mark. Admitting that he’s far from a nutritionist, the star says, “But I live well…I have effectively minimized my stress. I exercise. All of these factors, I think will, contribute to my quality of life—maybe not the length of my life, but who knows, I may get hit by a bus, catch some kind of wild cold, Zika or something…I don’t know what’s going to happen. So I don’t worry about it. I just chill and do shows that I dream about. It’s like a fantasy: livin’ the dream.”
Rosenberg reports that his Juan Epstein partner, Cipha Sounds, who tours with Dave, says the creative does exactly what he wants to do when he wants to do it. In response, Dave smiles, “It sure looks that way.” Chappelle then speaks about sitting ringside at the fights he enjoys, and the matches he enjoys. Dave touches on his love of boxing for several minutes. He incorporates humor and candor into the upcoming Mayweather vs. McGregor match.