Watching Dave Chappell Smoke Half A Pack At Comedy Works Was Better Than Anything

With nine shows down and three more to go, Dave Chappelle has been running a comedy marathon this week at Comedy Works. With almost no promotion outside of the club’s e-mail list, tickets have been selling out in record time, and no matter how many extra shows are added (sometimes three in a night, running until 1:40 a.m.), the funny-hungry fans gobble up tickets like they’re Soylent Green.

While Chappelle didn’t invite all of us out to Shotgun Willies afterward, as he did with Sunday night’s crowd (nearly all 300 of them took him up on the trip to the strip club), the often unscripted performance I saw last night aroused bigger laughs than I’d heard at Comedy Works in a long time. And Chappelle still had another show to do that night, as well as three more tonight.

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