Chris Rock kicked off his Total Blackout tour on Saturday evening. But fans were in for a huge surprise when, following the opening act, comedian Dave Chappelle walked out on stage at the Saenger Theatre. Rock’s solo act turned into a duet, as Chappelle delivered 10 minutes of material before Chris came out and then stayed onstage during the headliner’s entire set, according to Nola.com.
As he took the stage to an ‘enormous ovation,’ the Chappelle’s Show star said: ‘Tonight, you are all part of a social experiment…Stranger things have happened in New Orleans.’ The website reported the unexpected performance was ‘hilarious’ and seemed to even take the stars by surprise. No cell phones were allowed inside the theater, per tour rules. When Dave and Chris were on stage together, in what is a momentous moment for comedy fans, Rock said with a grin: ‘Oh, you wish you had your phones, right?’ Members of the audience blew up Twitter commenting on the evening.
We wish we had seen that one!!