Dave Chappelle & Chris Rock announce special 2022 London show at the O2: Here’s when and how to get tickets

The comedic legends will both perform in London later this year

Two of the biggest global icons from the world of stand-up comedy, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock, are to team up and co-headline a London show later this year.

Rock hit headlines this year for what was deemed a distasteful joke about Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, which prompted the actor to strike Rock on the face.

Meanwhile, Chappelle has hit the headlines for the right reasons recently, as it has been revealed that he is to donate show sales to the families of victims of the Buffalo shooting.

With two of the biggest names in the industry under one roof, co-headlining the same show, tickets are likely to sell fast.

Chris Rock

When is the show?

Chappelle and Rock are to co-headline the show in London on 3 September 2022, and the show will be held at the iconic O2 Arena.

Both are no strangers to performing in London. Chappelle has recently performed in London, taking stage at the Eventim Apollo in 2020. Meanwhile, Rock recently did a show in London as recently as May 2022, as he performed at the Royal Albert Hall.

Can I purchase tickets?

This is a Live Nation event, and as usual, there is a presale for this event through Live Nation before the tickets go on general sale.

The presale tickets, which can be purchased through Live Nation will go on sale on Thursday, 9 June 2022 at 10am. You must register with Live Nation for access to the presale.

Immediately after the presale, tickets will go on general sale. They too can be purchased from Live Nation and will go on sale at 10am on Friday, 10 June 2022.

Are the two performing elsewhere?

Chappelle doesn’t have any other scheduled UK tour dates in 2022, but is due to embark on a mini-tour in the US.

These dates are:

9,10,11 June - Yellow Springs, Ohio

18, 19 June - Hanover, Maryland US

Rock has just concluded his UK leg of his ‘Ego Death’ world tour. He visited London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds and is set to return to the UK later this year.

Who is Dave Chappelle?

Dave Chappelle is a 48-year-old comedian and actor from Washington DC, US.

Over the course of his career, his work in stand-up comedy, writing, producing, and acting has earned him more than 30 nominations and awards in television and film.

In 2021, he earned his fifth Emmy Award, but perhaps his most prestigious award came in 2019 as Chappelle was awarded the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humour from the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in 2019.

On top of those, he has also won three Grammy Awards and Netflix cited Dave Chappelle: Collection 1 as the most-viewed comedy special ever on their network in 2017.

Who is Chris Rock?

Chris Rock is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, who has also appeared in some movies during his career.

Rock had a small rise to fame in the early 90s, as a cast member of the long-running popular TV show in the United States, Saturday Night Live.

Rock was voted in ninth on a list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups in the UK in 2007, on Channel 4’s list.

He then moved up on the list, coming in at eight when the list was revised in 2010.