Pretty Much Still Chappelle's Show

It's safe to say that Dave Chappelle makes up both the comedy and curiosity components of Funny or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. Already on the tour, he's created controversy in Hartford, Conn., where he cut his set short and walked offstage after confronting a hostile audience. Previously, in 2005, he infamously split for South Africa, ditching a $50 million contract and his hugely popular Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central, after which he performed only a few impromptu dates. But everyone loves a temperamental genius, including Prince, who recently posted a Twitter photo of Chappelle-as-Prince holding a plate of pancakes on the cover of his new single, "Breakfast Can Wait." And you can't get too mad at a comic who -- in what was hands down one of his funniest moments -- once called San Francisco's Castro district "America's anus." Chappelle shares the stage with co-headliners and singing duo Flight of the Conchords, two nice New Zealanders who've never caused a bit of trouble. After their equally successful HBO run ended in 2009, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie went on to make big Hollywood movies, and in 2012, McKenzie even won an Oscar for Best Original Song for The Muppets. The lineup also includes Jeff Ross, Al Madrigal, Jim Jefferies, Kristen Schaal, Chris D'Elia and Brody Stevens, and -- for added craziness -- "street performers, vendors, psychics, freaks" and more. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine; Sun., Sept. 15, 5-11 p.m.; $39-$112 (sold out; call about late-release tickets). (949) 855-8095, oddballfest.com.
Sun., Sept. 15, 5 p.m., 2013

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