Dave Chappelle is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

If you plan to see comedian Dave Chappelle Thursday night, don't bring your cellphone to the Tivoli. Don't. Even. Think. About. It.

Chappelle has a strict no-cellphones-allowed policy for his shows. If you don't leave it locked in your car, it will be collected at the door. Everyone attending his shows will be subject to a pat down and "wanding." If a cellphone is found, the owner will be required to place it in a locked pouch and leave it until the show has concluded.

If you're caught with a cellphone inside the theater, you will be ejected.

If you go

› What: Dave Chappelle

› Where: Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St.

› When: 7 and 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12

› Admission: $69.50 and $89.50 for 7 p.m. show; $79.50 and $99.50 for 10 p.m. show

› For more information: 423-757-5580

Chappelle is an internationally renowned stand-up comedian known for his sharp, irreverent, social commentary exploring race, pop culture, sex, drugs, politics and fame.

He's been on a roll recently. Check out these accolades he has received:

* He was named the 2019 recipient of the annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

* Chappelle won a second Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special with "Equanimity" in 2018.

* Rolling Stone ranked Chappelle among the Top 10 of its "50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time."

* In 2018, Chappelle returned to the big screen as Noodles, Jackson Maine's best friend and retired musician in Bradley Cooper's remake of "A Star Is Born."

* On August 26, Chappelle released his fifth Netflix special, "Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones."


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