Renowned American stand-up comedian and actor Dave Chappelle is headed to Mzansi for his first ever performance in the country.

Thanks to Big Concerts, the multi-award winning comedian will be cracking up crowds in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg from late November to early December this year.

Chappelle is known for his sketch comedy television series, Chappelle's Show and he has also made appearances in box office hit movies such as The Nutty Professor, You’ve Got Mail and Con Air.

The 45 year old has been in the comedy scene for over 30 years and is considered to be one of the best comics of his lifetime.

In 2013, an American magazine even ranked him 9th in their "50 Best Stand Up Comics of All Time."

His visit to Mzansi will come just days after another renowned comedian Chris Tucker concludes his South African tour.

Tickets for his shows will go on sale from Thursday 4 October and will start at R575 at Computicket