Radio City Music Hall held its first full capacity show since the beginning of COVID on Saturday evening (6/6) and hosted the final night of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, the premiere of the new one Dave Chapelle Documentary, in front of a fully vaccinated audience. The Hollywood Reporter says directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar ushered in the night teasing a surprise that turned out to be a hip-hop show after the screening, with performances by A $ AP Ferg, Q-Tip, Fat Joe, Redman, Talib Kweli, De La Soul and Ghostface Killah.
More from The Hollywood Reporter:
Bognar introduced the film by saying that her neighbor Chappelle asked her if they wanted to document a weekend of outdoor comedy shows in a friend’s field last summer. As the documentary shows, the stand-up performances – which attracted luminaries like Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, David Letterman, Kevin Hart, and Tiffany Haddish – lasted for months.
The project was shot, edited, and completed in less than a year, and while stand-up comedy and documentary may seem different, Reichert said that people in both areas use expressions to deal with what has passed us through the past year has presented a time that saw both Ohio and New York hit hard by the pandemic.
The show, like all Chappelle shows, was a Yondr-bag-required, camera-free event so we haven’t seen footage of it yet, but you can see a few pictures below.