But the comic, who has been getting flak from the LBGTQ+ community for his commentary about the trans community on his latest Netflix special “The Closer,” is going big. He’s coming to State Farm Arena for a single show on Sunday, Nov. 21 that will include a screening of a Chappelle documentary as well as jokes and commentary from Chappelle and “friends.”
Chappelle said several film distributors dropped the “Untitled” movie after the controversy flared up. This, he said, is a way to get the film to his fans. The film chronicles how he opened up a live show venue in an Ohio cornfield last summer featuring many big-name stars including Sarah Silverman, David Letterman, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart and Louis CK. Both the Atlanta Comedy Theatre and Laughing Skull Lounge owners Gary Abdo and Marshall Chiles also spent time in Ohio with Chappelle in 2020.