Sunday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m., Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, Rotten Tomatoes $55-$65.
Though there isn’t technically any sort of official contest to determine the funniest man alive, but if there were, Dave Chapelle would be on the short list. His standup performances, movie roles and sketch show, Chapelle’s Show, are all comedic powerhouses, infusing the mannerisms of a genuine oddball into wholly relatable everyman sensibilities. Chapelle’s comedic verve comes less from setup and punchline jokes than it does from the cadences of his long, rolling narratives, in which he waxes philosophic daily life, cultural differences and, yes, pot. Which he’ll probably have a thing or two to say about here in Colorado.