Dave Chappelle headlines new ‘Oddball’ comedy tour launching this summer

Comedian Dave Chappelle attends the DVD signing of 'Dave Chappelle's Block Party' on June 13, 2006 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Chad Buchanan/Getty Images)

Comedian Dave Chappelle attends the DVD signing of 'Dave Chappelle's Block Party' on June 13, 2006 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Chad Buchanan/Getty Images)

Dave Chappelle is back in the spotlight and reclaiming his title as one of America’s favorite comedians.

The stand-up legend is co-headlining Funny or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, a comedy tour launching late this summer. The comedy duo and music band Flight of the Conchords will join him in hosting and performing throughout the tour.

“The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival w/ Dave Chappelle & Flight of the Conchords is going to destroy your funny bone this summer!” says a descriptor on the tour’s official site.

The 5-weekend tour will kick off its first show in Austin, Texas on August 23rd and will appear in 12 other cities through Sept. 20.

Although Chappelle has performed stand-up across the country over the years, his recent series of gigs with comedian Chris Rock had many speculating his big return to the limelight.

Now, the tour marks the funnyman’s high-profile return to the center stage since his abrupt departure from Comedy Central’s Chappelle Show in 2003.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21. 

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