Dave Chappelle’s “secret” midnight show for thousands in Portland, Ore.

For all of the credit/blame that can go to new media social networking of Twitter and Facebook for mobilizing thousands of Dave Chappelle fans within hours to overwhelm the comedian at a free post-midnight show in downtown Portland, Ore., I find it impressive and informative to note that the best audio and video from last night’s event came from the city’s main daily newspaper, The Oregonian. Here is the recap from the alt-weekly Willamette Week, as well as from PDX Pipeline. And here is the Oregonian’s full report this morning, with video. Just to show that Chappelle can still throw a fun, free block party every once in a blue moon, no matter whether he’s in Brooklyn or Portland. He’s going to need a bigger amp!

Dave Chappelle at Pioneer Square

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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One thought on “Dave Chappelle’s “secret” midnight show for thousands in Portland, Ore.

  1. Thank you Sean. I’ll check this out when I get back in. I linked it on my Twitter timeline.
    PS – I don’t like the new format here. Sorry.

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