• Dave Chappelle at Tabernacle June 27-28, 2013; Alton Brown at Fox Theatre Feb. 28, 2014

    By: Rodney Ho


    Word spread like wildfire yesterday morning after Ryan Cameron on V-103 broke the news that reclusive but incredibly talented comedian Dave Chappelle was coming to the Tabernacle for a show June 27.

    The date sold out almost immediately and Live Nation added a second show on June 28. Tickets are $55.  (As of Saturday morning, there are still seats available. Buy tickets here.)

    Chappelle has rarely been seen on TV since he left Comedy Central's "The Chappelle Show" abruptly in 2005 and walking away from a $50 million deal to keep it going.  He still does stand-up shows and has made a couple of other stops in Atlanta in recent years.


    Marietta's own Alton Brown, the genius behind "Good Eats" and host of "Iron Chef America," will be hosting his own live interactive show at the Fox Theatre Feb. 28, 2014.

    Tickets went on sale yesterday.  So fans who like to plan ahead, prices range from $49.70 to $71.10 after fees. You can buy tickets here.

    According to the press release:

    Brown’s tour promises to be an eventful evening of stand-up comedy, talks show antics, multimedia lecture, live music and food experimentation. Be prepared. Ponchos will be involved. The show will offer an interactive component in which audience members will have the opportunity to serve as Brown’s trusted assistants on stage.  For those hoping to sip at the pure source of Brownian wit and wisdom, this is a must-see extravaganza for the whole family. 

    Brown said, "I've been cultivating material for this show for about a decade so it'll feel pretty darned good to finally get it out of my head and onto a stage.    I feel we've come up with some pretty amazing food demos, and the multi-media segments are solid….but I do have to say I'm a bit nervous about the singing parts."


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