Watch Dave Chappelle & Chris Rock Perform a Short Set at Robert Glasper’s Show

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Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock popped up to support friend Robert Glasper over the weekend.

This past weekend, Robert Glasper kicked off the return of his annual Robtober residency at Blue Note Jazz Club. For all of October — and the first week of November — Glasper will perform 66-shows at the iconic New York City venue. 

However, you will not see a lot of shows like his opening set. On Sunday evening, fans were treated to a surprise when Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock came out and introduced the jazz maestro. The two did a short set where Chris Rock joked about getting COVID-19 — apparently on the set of a civil rights movie he’s filming. (Maybe it’s David O’ Russell’s new movie?) Talib Kweli also made an appearance that night.

This isn’t the first time Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock surprised Glasper during a show. They both did the same move back in June.

Glasper’s residency is going on until November 7th and it looks impressive. Throughout the next couple of weeks, expect to see guest appearances from the likes of Common, Meshell Ndegeocello, PJ Morton, BJ The Chicago Kid, and more. 

When the residency was announced, back in August, Glasper talked about his partnership with Blue Note, saying:

“The Blue Note is special to me because it’s the pinnacle of jazz, but it doesn’t stop there… They allow me to step outside the box and be who I really am, unapologetically. They give me the venue to do it. The first two residences were amazing. We had to take a break but I’m really excited to be back and see my fans again. Not being able to perform for so long made it really clear how important the fans are so I can’t wait to go there and make some more history.”

Check out some great footage that BrooklynVegan caught of Chappelle and Rock below.

 

 

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