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Dave Chappelle coming to Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena

Dec 3, 2021, 12:57 PM | Updated: 1:19 pm
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Comedian Dave Chappelle is coming to Climate Pledge Arena for a show on New Year’s Eve.

Tickets for “Dave Chappelle and Friends” go on sale Monday, Dec. 6 at 12 p.m.

A news release from the arena made it clear that phones, cameras, and recording devices are not allowed at the show. All devices, including smart watches, will be locked in Yondr pouches for the duration of the show. Visitors keep the pouches with them and if they need access to a phone, they can visit a Yondr unlocking station in the lobby.

Chappelle came under fire for his latest comedy special, “The Closer,” on Netflix that included jokes at the expense of the transgender community. Some Netflix employees staged a walkout after the special’s release in October.

Chappelle released a statement on Instagram after the walkout.

“I want everyone in this audience to know that even though the media frames it as me versus that community, it is not what it is,” he said. “It’s about corporate interests and what I can say and what I cannot say.”

“For the record, and I need you to know this, everyone I know from that community has been nothing but loving and supportive, so I don’t know what all this nonsense is about.”

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Dave Chappelle coming to Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena