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The Minneapolis concert venue canceled a Dave Chappelle show just hours before its scheduled launch, saying he had “lost the influence” of the controversial comedian’s group on his audience. Wednesday night’s show has been moved to another location across town.
“To the staff, artists, and our community, we hear you and are sorry,” First Avenue He said in a statement Announcement of cancellation. “We know we must hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we know we are letting you down. … The First Avenue team and you have worked hard to make our places the safest places in the country, and we will continue to do so.”
We heard you. Tonight’s show on First Avenue has been canceled and is moving to the Varsity Theatre. See our full statement for more. pic.twitter.com/tkf7rz0cc7
– First Avenue (@FirstAvenue) 20 July 2022
The show was moved to the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis.
Chappelle has received criticism over the past few years about frequent jokes targeting the LGBTQ community, especially transgender people. Controversial Netflix special, the closestAnd the It received two Emmy Award nominations.
As a result of some of his jokes, s0me staff at Netflix – where Chappelle has had four specials – They staged a strike last year. An employee, who co-led the resource pool for trans employees, has been fired for allegedly leaking Netflix data.
Chappelle replied: “It was said in the press that I had been invited to speak to transgender Netflix employees and declined” In Instagram video. “It’s not true – if they had called me I would have accepted it, though I’m confused as to what we’re going to talk about. I said what you said, boy, you heard what you said.”
Isaiah Lee, 23 years old, is Accused of collaborating with Chappelle Onstage at Netflix is a banter comedy festival in Los Angeles in May, although the motive has not been determined. Lee pleaded not guilty to four counts of misdemeanor offenses.
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