U.S. venue cancels comedian Dave Chappelle's show following backlash

Posted on AllSides July 21st, 2022
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A U.S. venue cancelled Dave Chappelle's stand-up show just hours before he was due on stage on Wednesday, after critics lamented the scheduled gig following controversy over the comedian's jokes about transgender people.

In a statement on its website, First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota said Chappelle's show would moved to the city's Varsity Theater, where the U.S. comedian is also due to perform on Thursday and Friday.

First Avenue had announced the Chappelle show earlier this week, drawing criticism on social media.

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