Speculation surfaced recently that Dave Chappelle may be getting ready to launch a comedy tour that will also feature Chris Rock.
The 39-year-old former host of Chappelle's Show has stayed relatively out of the public eye since he left the popular Comedy central program. Chappelle reportedly met with Rock in February at the Comedy Cellar in New York to discuss the possibility of joining together for a show, but did not make any official commitments, according to The Comics Comic. They also briefly got on stage and gave fans a possible sneak peek to any future collaboration as they performed together for the crowd.
The two comedians ons stage offered the other an invitation to play in different areas with Chappelle wanting Rock to come to Oakland. Rock responded by offering Chappelle a chance to perform in West Palm Beach.
The talk then focused on the duo teaming up for a new comedy tour, to which Rock was quoted by The Comics Comic stating: "I'm free for like 11 years." Rock added that he has time between now and when he plans to shoot his next movie in the summer but insisted that "by Halloween, I could do dates."
Apparently the two comics talked about potential dates starting in the fall for the tour. Rock and Chappelle also reportedly texted Jay-Z while at the comedy club and left voice mail messages for Arsenio Hall.
One of the messages, reported by The Los Angeles Times, from Chappelle over his partnership with Rock stated, "This could be the show ... Fireside chats with Chris Rock."
Currently there is no official word from Chappelle or Rock confirming or denying reports that they will tour together, according to PopWatch.
Chappelle is known for his role in Half Baked and for hosting his own popular sketch show, which featured parodies and themes that were generally politically incorrect. He was offered a $50 million renewal contract to keep the show running but left before finishing production on the third season and instead went to Africa.