Dave Chappelle will drop his new podcast, “Midnight Miracle,” at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday.
The comedian hinted on social media that the podcast is popping out on Might 11 — however we hear extra particularly it’ll be obtainable Tuesday one minute after the clock strikes midnight.
The Luminary podcast from Chappelle, Talib Kweli, and Yasiin Bey was recorded throughout Chappelle’s 2020 “Summer time Camp” in his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio. The venue the place it was recorded was dubbed “The Shack” — a mechanic’s storage retrofitted as a clubhouse.
In a clip of the present launched by Chappelle on social media over the weekend, the comedian tells an anecdote a few time he tried magic mushrooms early in his profession together with his future spouse, Elaine, in Central Park. Whereas beneath the affect, he says he bought right into a horse-and-carriage and gave the motive force about $1,500 in money to take him and his girlfriend round city — so long as the journey lasted.
They wound up choosing up a saxophonist good friend within the Village and heading to a comedy membership, the place Chappelle spontaneously carried out a two-hour set, full with some psychedelic breakthroughs whereas onstage.
The story ends with a wild twist when, years later, a stranger sends Elaine a Polaroid snapshot from their day at the park that was randomly present in a used automotive.
Chappelle’s workforce edited greater than 100 hours to create the podcast, and a single season is deliberate. The salon fashion present will function visitors together with Chris Rock, Jon Hamm and Questlove, as revealed on two posters launched on Instagram this week.
Kweli and Bey make up the acclaimed hip hop duo Black Star.
A launch described the podcast as, “Within the selection present custom, the conversations are punctuated with sketches, impersonations, archival audio clips, and a strong soundtrack that features music from Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, D’Angelo, Heatwave that includes Johnny Wilder, and rather more to come back.”
A supply advised us on Monday, “this undertaking has been a intently guarded secret however now it’s imminent” because the countdown started.
Chappelle not too long ago defended Elon Musk’s look on “SNL,” telling Joe Rogan of any objections to the billionaire visitor internet hosting the comedy present: “Nobody is woke sufficient… they will’t admire the truth that you’re coping with actually some of the sensible males that’s ever lived that’s gonna come do your present.”