Dave Chappelle Explains Hartford Walk-Off
After last week’s walk-out on a performance in Hartford, Conn., comedian Dave Chappelle offered an explanation (of sorts) on Tuesday night.
As Vulture points out, Chappelle’s recent Chicago performance included references to last week’s Hartford, Conn. show in which the comedian was heckled until he stopped performing. An audio-only recording of the Chicago show features Chappelle bluntly expressing his distaste for Connecticut’s capital city.
The recording begins with cheers from the Chicago audience and a “fuck Hartford!” from Chappelle. As the comedian explained what happened during last week’s performance, he described Hartford’s audience as “young, white alcoholics” and his (admittedly dark) hope that, should North Korea ever drop a nuclear bomb on the United States, that he hopes “it lands in Hartford, Connecticut.”
Chappelle even went on to reference the infamous Michael Richards (who played Kramer on Seinfeld) racial slur incident:
“I wanted to pull a reverse Kramer and call ‘em all crackers or something crazy like that. I know that shit’ll be on YouTube. ‘Funnyman Dave Chappelle calls a room full of white people crackers.’ Couldn’t do that. I felt bad when Kramer did that shit to us. I did. I was a fucking Seinfeld fan till the end, but when he did that shit I was like ‘Kramer, that’s fucked up. You lost me baby.’ That was the black dude in me. The comedian in me was like ‘Whoo! This **** is having a tough set. Hang in there Kramer! Don’t let them break you!’ That shit in Hartford was bad!"
You can listen to the audio recording of Chappelle’s explanation in the video below.
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