After mad dash, Dave Chappelle tickets sell out in minutes in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – In minutes, tickets to see legendary comic Dave Chappelle at the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio sold out on Monday.

The surprise pop-up show was announced Monday morning and news quickly spread across the Alamo City. 

Tickets went on sale on the venue's website at 3 p.m., but within minutes all seats were sold out. The capacity is about 1,500.

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Some eager fans began lining up at the downtown theater around noon. Those who attempted to buy the tickets online, including a few people at KSAT's newsroom, were put into a queue with thousands of others. (No one in our newsroom managed to secure seats.)

Ticket prices were $83 and up to see the widely successful comedian who has recently found success — and controversy — with his Netflix stand-up specials.

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People on social media aired their frustration of being beat to the punch.

"y'all really thought y'all was just gon snag some dave chappelle tickets like it's a kap G concert," wrote @lilcutoffjeans.



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Kolten Parker is digital executive producer at KSAT. He is an amateur triathlete, enjoys playing and watching soccer, traveling and hanging out with his wife.