Dave Chappelle received an Emmy nomination for "The Closer" last week, amid transphobic backlash over the show.
He and his show were unceremoniously booted out of one of Minneapolis’ rather storied venues over a feared backlash.
Hours before he could step onto the stage at Minnesota metropolis’ First Avenue, the organizers pulled the plug despite a sold-out show.
All 1,550 tickets sold off within minutes after going on sale on July 18 but First Avenue rethought it, hours before the comic took the stage.
In a long statement, First Avenue wrote, “To staff, artists, and our community, we hear you and we are sorry.”
The theater wrote about how it is trying to make its venues "the safest spaces in the country" and will "continue with that mission."
Chappelle has performed at the First Avenue before as well, and kept mum on the recent cancellation.
First Avenue management also announced that the performance is now being shifted to the nearby Varsity Theater.
Social media is divided over the cancellation, some calling out the theater, others feeling it served Chappelle right.