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Dave Chappelle Has Meltdown in Hartford; Walks Off Stage

Dave Chappelle in Hartford
Written by Sean Henri

After being heckled on stage, stops telling jokes and turns against the crowd

Dave Chappelle in HartfordWord spread rapidly last night via social media that Dave Chappelle had walked off the stage, implying after being heckled that he was tired and fed up with the tour.

“The next time I’m on television, and they interview me and they say ‘Why did you go back to Africa?’, I’m not gonna say Hartford did it.” he said, provoking a mix of laughter and heckling from the crowd.

“Boo yourself,” he said,  “I want you to go home and look at yourself in the mirror and say boo.”

To use up the last few minutes he was contractually obligated to fulfill, he pulled up a stool and started smoking cigarette, sharing stories and making small talk with the crowd while they continued to boo him.  At one point began reading a book handed to him from a woman in the audience, taking her business card.

As the anger continued to grow, he said “Good Lord, I better get out of here before somebody snipes me.  Man this crowd sucks.”

You can hear some of the audio in videos below:




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Sean Henri

Sean is the founder and editor of The Connecticut Weekender, and CEO and Founder of Pepperland Marketing. He's a lifelong CT resident and frequently blogs about the outdoors, beer, food, family life and small business in CT. Follow him on Twitter at @SeanHenri.

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