Chappelle's show returning to First Avenue, 6 times in 3 nights

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Comedian Dave Chappelle is coming back to First Avenue, the Minneapolis club announced Wednesday, performing two shows nightly from May 31 through June 2 (that's a Tuesday through Thursday).

It's similar to Chappelle's sold out eight-show run at First Ave a few years ago that was well received.

$65 tickets will be available through etix beginning at noon on Friday, with a limit of two per show. Promoters emphasize that no cell phones are allowed at Chappelle's shows.

Chappelle and Prince

It's a poignant time for Chappelle to return to First Avenue, which less than a month ago was mourning/celebrating the death/life of Prince with a weekend of all night dance parties.

While the dance club is indelibly linked with Prince, Chappelle also had ties to the Purple One – mostly related to a popular bit on Chappelle's television show.

In "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories" Chappelle as the title character reminisces about being schooled on the basketball court by Prince, who then cooked a pancake breakfast for his defeated opponent.
(The skit is rated R for profanity.)

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Prince seemed to appreciate the parody and even used a picture of Chappelle-as-Prince to grace the cover when he released the single "Breakfast Can Wait."

Chappelle's 2013 shows ended with an after-hours charity basketball event and pancake breakfast at Target Center. While Prince did not attend, The Star Tribune reports he wrote a check to the Timberwolves' charity and invited Chappelle out to Paisley Park.

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