Dave Chappelle’s “Intimate Socially Distanced Affair” series has been canceled because someone in the “inner circle” has reportedly been exposed to the coronavirus. The series, which has featured top names including Chris Rock and David Letterman, was shut down shortly before Friday’s installment was set to take place in front of an intimate crowd in Ohio and the remaining four shows have also been axed as a precautionary measure.
“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,” a rep told Page Six in a report published Monday. “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 rep 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.”
Chappelle’s wife, Elaine, shared a similar statement in a closed Facebook group, according to WDTN.
“We take COVID-19 very seriously and there have been no reported cases among patrons or crew,” the post read. “However, due to a possible exposure within our inner circle, and out of an abundance of caution, we have elected to cancel the remaining six shows.”
Tickets to the remaining dates of the show, which was scheduled to end on Oct. 4, have been pulled from the TicketMaster website and the ticket broker is offering refunds. Page Six noted.
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