ABU DHABI COMEDY WEEK: Dave Chappelle’s much-awaited performance sets historic record as the Middle East’s largest comedy show to date!

With over 14,000 people attending, Chappelle’s upcoming Sold Out gig at Etihad Arena – Yas Island on May 23rd will ignite the city with laughter and create an unforgettable night of comedy

Live Nation Middle East has announced that world-renowned comic Dave Chappelle’s upcoming Sold Out performance will officially be Middle East’s largest comedy show ever. Set to take place on May 23rd at Etihad Arena – Yas Island as part of Abu Dhabi’s inaugural Comedy Week, this unmissable show promises a night of uproarious laughter, entertainment, and unforgettable moments. This show surpasses the previous record holder, Comedian Trevor Noah, when he performed at Coca-Cola Arena in October 2023. The show saw a full house with over 13,000 in attendance and was also produced by Live Nation Middle East.  

With more than 14,000 tickets sold, Dave’s show will be among the most exciting events on Abu Dhabi Comedy Week’s calendar. Born in 1973, Dave has been in the comedy business for decades, starting at the age of 14 performing stand-up comedy at nightclubs before rising to fame and earning Emmy and Grammy awards. Today, Dave is a legendary figure in the world of comedy, known for his unmistakable witticism and his unique take on various social issues, especially in his satirical comedy sketch series “Chappelle’s Show”. 

Set to be held between May 18th and 26th at Etihad Arena – Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Comedy Week will be an Emirate-wide celebration of laughter. Presented by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and Yas Island in collaboration with Live Nation Middle East, the festival guarantees a week-long laughter extravaganza featuring world-famous comics and aspiring regional comedians.  

With Dave’s show taking place on May 23rd, this is the perfect chance to enjoy an unforgettable night of uproarious laughter as the talented comic brings his unique brand of comedy to the stage. Some of the other amazing comedians taking over Abu Dhabi during Comedy Week, include Aziz Ansari, Tommy Tiernan and Kevin Bridges, Tom Segura, Andrew Schulz, Chris Tucker and Bassem Youssef and Maz Jobrani.  


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