Here's How Much Money Dave Chappelle Made From His 2017 Radio City Music Hall Residency
Back in September Dave Chappelle took over Radio City Music Hall for a residency that resulted in 16 shows alongside artists and entertainers such as Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Solange, and others. Now, it has been revealed just how much money the comedian made from the residency.
Chappelle made close to $11,500,000, according to a report from Pollstar, with each show netting an average of $718,512. In total the comedian sold 93,715 tickets throughout the residency. The money earned by Chappelle is not really too surprising, especially when you take into account how much money he received for his three Netflix specials (a reported $60 million). Two of those Netflix specials, “The Age of Spin” and “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” were released earlier this year, while the third one, “Equinimity,” will be dropping on New Year’s Eve.
Chappelle received an honor from his hometown earlier this year as well, when he was awarded with the key to the city of Washington, D.C. He received the honor from Mayor Muriel Bowser after making a surprise appearance at his alma mater, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
“Some very special native Washingtonians have dedicated their lives to making Washington, D.C. better, and they’ve gone above and beyond to show others what makes the nation’s capital the best city in the world,” Bowser said. “Dave Chappelle reminds us what it means to live a life filled with purpose, meaning, and laughter.”
Accepting the key Chappelle took the stage in the school’s auditorium and proceeded to talk to the students.
“$170 million is a lot to spend on your future…Success is your choice,” Chappelle said. “Your high school friends will be friends for life…I wanted to b a comedian. So, I knew I needed to learn acting. I used to mop the stage.”