Elusive, but popular comedian Dave Chappelle is set for a stand-up comedy comeback of sorts, co-headlining a 13-date tour with Flight of the Conchords.

The American comedian will join the New Zealand duo of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement for The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, which will travel to 13 U.S. cities.

A project by comedy site Funny Or Die, the tour kicks off Aug. 23 in Austin and will "destroy your funny bone this summer," vowed organizers.

Other comedians set to appear include Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney and Kristen Schaal.

Since suddenly leaving his smash hit TV program Chappelle's Show in spring 2005, the 39-year-old comedian and actor has maintained a lower profile.

He has, however, occasionally popped up to deliver surprise or impromptu sets at comedy clubs and comedy showcases around the U.S., including one at New York's Comedy Cellar. In 2012, he met Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and performed three nights at the city's Winter Garden Theatre. 

With files from The Associated Press