Get ready to laugh this fall.
Two legendary comics are making their way to Kansas City this fall, and the two shows are spaced out enough for your funny bone to recover.
Both Dave Chappelle and Chris Tucker are bringing their stand up comedy tours to Kansas City. First up is Dave Chappelle, who brings his stand up show to T-Mobile Center Sept. 17. Chris Tucker stops in KC for a Nov. 8 performance at Music Hall.
Here’s the show details and a refresher on the two legendary comics & actors.
Known for his daring and sometimes controversial stand up specials, Dave Chappelle is best remembered for his groundbreaking 2000’s hit sketch comedy television program “Chappelle Show.”
Chappelle appeared in movies like “Half Baked,” “Blue Streak,” and more recently “Silver Linings Playbook.” His comedy specials on HBO and Netflix have commanded ratings, acclaim and controversy. Chappelle—Mark Twain Award for Comedy recipient from the Kennedy Center— returns to the area for the first time since 2016 when he played shows in both Kansas City and Wichita.
Known as ‘Dave Chappelle Live,’ the 12-stop tour kicks off this month. Chappelle performs in the round Sept. 17 at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City. Limited tickets are available, with most ranging from $64 to $121, however, there are front row floor seats currently priced at $799.
If you plan on attending the show you should know that cellphones, cameras, or recording devices are not allowed during Chappelle’s performance. You’ll be required to put your phone and/or smart watch in a Yondr pouch, which will be unlocked at the end of the show. Access to phones will be available at designated unlocking stations in the lobby. Using a phone at your seat during the performance will get you removed.
Tucker’s career gained traction in the 1990s, starting with his appearances on Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Comedy Jam. He rose to prominence through his role as Smokey in the cult classic film “Friday” alongside Ice Cube. He’s perhaps best known for his role as Detective James Carter in the successful Rush Hour film series, co-starring Jackie Chan. In 2015, he released “Chris Tucker Live” exclusively on Netflix.
Known as “The Legend Tour,” this 30-city tour is Tucker’s first stand up tour in over a decade. Tucker will bring his high-energy comedy to Kansas City Nov. 8 with a performance at Music Hall. Tickets are on sale now with most ranging from $39 to $79, while there are front row center seats available for $302.
Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 8, at 8 p.m.
Tickets for each show are on sale now at ticketmaster.com