Dave Chappelle is known for his surprise appearances about as well as he's known for the half-dozen catchphrases he spawned on "Chappelle's Show." Remember when he did the surprise performace at the Pioneer Square awhile ago?  So it should come as no surprise that the star comedian just announced a string of shows in Portland that startstonight.

While Chappelle has sold out venues like the Newark Theatre and the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, this weekend he's playing Helium Comedy Club, performing a whopping eight shows between Wednesday and Saturday.

Tickets were priced at $55 apiece, but they sold out almost immediately, leaving fans with the dim hopes that the comedian will add another show to the Portland

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