Comedian Dave Chappelle has tested positive for Covid-19 and has canceled several upcoming shows at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, Texas, a spokeswoman told The Associated Press.
Cancellations for four shows through Tuesday were posted on the venue’s website.
Chappelle, who has been hosting socially distant shows with quick testing for viewers and himself in Ohio since June, moved his shows to Austin in the winter, the spokeswoman said.
Mr. Chappelle is asymptomatic and under quarantine, she said.
Joe Rogan, a comedian and podcast host who was due to appear with Mr. Chappelle on Friday and Saturday, apologized for the cancellations. “We’ll postpone it as soon as possible,” Rogan said in an Instagram post early Friday.
The positive test result from Mr. Chappelle came about three months after he hosted “Saturday Night Live” and commented on the pandemic in a monologue that also strongly affected the presidential elections.
“Do you remember what life was like before Covid?” Mr. Chappelle said. “I do. There were mass shootings every week. Can anyone remember that? Thank God for Covid. Someone had to lock up these murderous whites and keep them in the house.”