Tribeca Festival Reopens Radio City Music Hall With Dave Chappelle, Star-Studded Surprise Rap Concert
The screening of an untitled documentary about the comedian’s star-studded Ohio comedy shows during the pandemic, from ‘American Factory’ directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, ended with audience members in the packed theater dancing to Q-Tip, Fat Joe, De La Soul and more.
New York City roared back to life on Saturday with a lively, packed screening of an untitled Dave Chappelle documentary and surprise concert featuring Q-Tip, De La Soul, Fat Joe, Redman and more at Radio City Music Hall, the first event at the iconic venue in over a year.
During the screening, the closing night of the 2021 Tribeca Festival, the fully vaccinated, mostly unmasked audience howled with laughter and applauded at the documentary that offered an in-depth look at how Chappelle’s star-studded outdoor stand-up shows in Ohio last summer came together and how the pandemic and revival of the Black Lives Matter movement affected the local community. After the film, ahead of which Oscar- and Emmy-winning directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (American Factory) teased a surprise, Chappelle took the stage and praised New York before rappers from the city’s five boroughs, New Jersey and Long Island had the crowd on their feet, dancing and cheering.
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