Dave Chappelle: Still pointed after all these years

  • Article by: ROHAN PRESTON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 3, 2012 - 12:03 PM

REVIEW: The socially-barbed comic had his first Minneapolis date since 2004.

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wellssAug. 3, 1212:33 PM

Great Show!!! Thanks Dave for stopping in Minneapolis to show some love!

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lizardbrainAug. 3, 1212:55 PM

I watch a lot of stand-up and that was some of the best I've seen. Definitely more low key than I expected but still genius.

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billysommersAug. 3, 1212:59 PM

The show was fantastic, the security staff and ushers at the State Theatre even better. They strictly enforced the no cell phone rule which made the show very enjoyable.

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mnmaggiemnAug. 3, 12 1:07 PM

Why did I not hear about this? Wish there was more advertising

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chiefwiggumAug. 3, 12 2:05 PM

mnmaggiemn - Chappelle often does virtually unannounced shows. Nobody knew about this show until Wednesday afternoon. Tickets went on sale at 4pm on Wednesday and sold out in a couple of hours, with virtually no publicity.

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selfmadeAug. 3, 12 2:31 PM

Dave Chappelle is one of the funniest dudes on the planet. Wish I could have made it...

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cobrettiAug. 3, 12 2:44 PM

Love Chappelle but I was somewhat disappointed in the show last night.He stated when he came on stage that he had no prepared material and it seemed like it. Chappelle's a gifted storyteller but the flow seemed disjointed and he lost his train of thought several times as he searched for new topics to riff on.He avoided some of his more caustic material which was so funny in "Killing Them Softly" and "For What It's Worth". People around me who were generously laughing at his early material were shifting in their chairs by the end and only chuckling occasionally. It's always good to see Chappelle but this concert seemed like a trial run for an HBO concert down the road.

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randjrjAug. 3, 12 3:17 PM

Shouldn't it be that Chappelle is still poignant...and not pointed after all these years?

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oldmannickelAug. 3, 12 3:49 PM

I wish I could've been there, I had tickets lined up through the box office but didn't pull the trigger. I saw him in 2004 and that was easily the best stand up routine I witnessed and I had just seen Chris Rock about a month before that too.

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nomi612Aug. 3, 12 3:58 PM

I love Chappelle, really wish I would have had the opportunity to check him out last night. His show was classic. Tyrone Biggums, Charlie Murphy and Prince, and Wayne Brady and Chappelle (Training Day), some of my favorite skits. Very talented artist.

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