This is one of those jobs that you can never really plan for. If you are in the industry, you know what I mean. Jobs just fall out of the sky. In this case, my good friend Delmar called me one afternoon ask asked me what I was doing for the next month. I gave the usual reply when someone asks me such an ambiguous question. I replied “I don’t know, I’ll have to check my calendar”. After the small talk, it turns out that Delmar was getting a crew together to head out on the road with Dave Chappelle for his comedy tour. After some negotiating, and it seems like less than a week later, I was flying to the east coast to go on tour with Dave Chappelle AKA comedy GOD. Over the next several months, we hit over 30 shows. I’ll just say he’s funnier thant I ever imagined on stage and off stage, Dave is a very genuine and thoughtful dude. This picture pretty much sums up the job. Dom our DP in the foreground is filming an after party one night in New Orleans….Dave and TI in the background.
We went on the road several times in 2017. Throughout the South in the early part of the year. Then we did a bunch of days in Austin. And of course the big Radio City Music Hall month long residency.
I plan working with Delmar and Dave long into the future!