Dave Chappelle tests positive for Covid and is quarantined in Austin, TX as he's forced to cancel tour with Joe Rogan

DAVE Chappelle has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently quarantined in Austin, Texas.

The positive diagnosis forced the comedian to cancel upcoming shows, two of which were supposed to be with Joe Rogan.


A rep for the comedian told TMZ that Dave, 47, is currently quarantining after he tested positive for Covid-19.

Dave is believed to be in good spirits as he had not yet experienced any symptoms.

He performed the first of five planned shows in Austin on Wednesday night, with the others scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

All of the shows were scheduled to take place at Stubb's Ampitheater.

Earlier this week, Dave and Joe were joined by Elon Musk and Grimes at the venue.


The 32-year-old singer revealed that she had also tested positive for the virus earlier this week and revealed she was "weirdly enjoying" the experience.

The comedian has been performing socially-distanced shows since June, which began in his native Ohio.

The shows made audience member undergo rapid tests, while Dave and his crew had regular tests.

Back in September, Dave was forced to cancel the remainder of his comedy series- Dave Chappelle & Friends – An Intimate Socially Distanced Affair- after he was potentially exposed to Covid-19. 


The final show was set to be filmed on October 4 in Yellow Springs, OH.

PageSix reported at the time that the shows were canceled after one of the comedians in the show was believed to have contracted the novel coronavirus.

The remaining tickets for the shows were quickly taken off of Ticketmaster following news that they had been called off.

A rep told the outlet: “Due to possible exposure to COVID-19 within our inner circle, and out of an abundance of caution, we have elected to cancel the remaining … shows.

“For the past three months of the pandemic, Dave Chappelle has successfully created a safe haven for comedians, musicians and poets to express their art without incident.”

The statement continued: “Social distancing, face masks, hand sanitizer, temperature checks and access to daily COVID tests have all been a part of our protocol. We take COVID-19 very seriously and there have been no reported cases among patrons or crew.”

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