Dave Chappelle’s comedy show at Cavalier Hotel rejected by VA Beach businessman
A commercial enterprise in Virginia Beach with Pharrell williams and Dave chappelle was recently rejected.
Businessman Bruce Thompson, recently turned down a proposal from Grammy Award-winning artist and Virginia Beach resident Pharrell Williams to host a comedy show starring Dave Chappelle at the historic Cavalier Hotel.
The news comes days after Pharrell announced that his “Something in the water“The music festival would not be held in Virginia Beach. The cancellation is said to be due to Pharrell’s anger at the city’s management of his cousin Donovon lynch dead, who was shot dead by police in March.
Thompson’s biggest worry is that the Cavalier is a family resort, and he thinks Dave Chappelle is inappropriate for the atmosphere.
He said: “I clarified that the Cavalier is a family resort in the middle of a residential area. We believe that Dave Chappelle’s material is not suitable for this environment.
Thompson believes the event should take place indoors rather than on the lawn, so that “people can choose to go to the show rather than be subjected to the show.” He said it might work if moved inside.
He added that “under the existing format, we cannot support it”.
Thompson was looking for a way to figure out the logistics, but under the current setup they are unable to accommodate the size of the audience outside.
According to News 3, Pharrell’s production manager thought the Cavalier’s decision was racially motivated, but Thompson denies it and says “it’s unfair to suggest it.”
Thompson told News 3 that he would like to speak directly to Pharrell, that he has no animosity towards Pharrell, and that he has enjoyed his past performances at the hotel.
Sources close to Pharrell state that “the event was attempted to be hosted at Cavalier, and for various reasons the hotel was unable to host the event. It will be moved to another location later this month.