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Dave Chappelle Melts Down Onstage Over Nonstop Heckling!

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Dave Chappelle may be a comic genius, but there's one part of comedy he just can't seem to get past- the audience.

The comedian famously walked away from his mega-hit Chappelle's Show in 2006, never fully explaining why he left, leaving many to speculate it was spurred by a series of disheartening fan interactions.

Well, Dave left no questions as to why he was upset at his Hartford, Connecticut show on Thursday night. The comic stopped his act after only a few minutes to lecture the audience on their heckling.

Then he simply sat on a stool and waited out his booked time. He was quoted as saying:

"I f**ked up when I left my show, you know why? 'Cause my show only has to be 22 minutes of television. I could've went on television, I could've read the phone book for 22 minutes and I would've got 50 million dollars. I shoulda done that sh*t but my ego wouldn't let me. Tonight is different. Tonight my contract says 25 minutes and I have 3 minutes left. and when my 3 minutes is up, my ass is gone."

We understand comedy club crowds can get pretty unruly, especially a few cocktails in, but isn't that par for the course?

When you're paid to do stand up comedy, shouldn't you at least, ya know, stand up?

A lot of the audience thought so. Dozens demanded a refund after the silent show.

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9 comments to “Dave Chappelle Melts Down Onstage Over Nonstop Heckling!”

  1. lauren says – reply to this


    #1) It wasn't a comedy club - it was an amphitheatre with thousands of people there.
    #2) He wasn't "being heckled", people were loudly quoting The Chappelle Show and yelling out how much they loved him.
    #3) He was down right rude telling the audience he didn't care that they were upset because he had already gotten paid, so he was going to the bank to cash the check, buy some bubble gum and spit it out. Insinuating that's how much he cared to be in front of the crowd who had spent their money and time.

    I am sure he will get kicked off the tour any minute now.

  2. 2

    That was the audience's fault according to many comments from people that were actually there. Most of them said they didn't even want a refund because that group of idiots were just that rude.

  3. petee says – reply to this


    Hmm.Who knows?I always thought he had a drug addiction or some mental issue for his erratic behavior.

  4. Chris says – reply to this


    I know people who went and they were pissed people kept interrupting with "I'm Rick James Bitch!". Dave isn't your puppet to dance the same old act he isn't that proud of. You are there to see the man perform; let him do his friggin show and shut up. Unfortunate that the whole crowd had to pay for those immature rows rudeness.

  5. smh says – reply to this


    Comedians are there to make people laugh, not to have abuse shouted at them. That being said, if he is as quick witted as he thinks he is then instead of staying quiet he should have heckled them back a la jimmy carr.

  6. La says – reply to this


    I was there and it was most definitely the audiences fault. They were extremely rude and booed him every chance they got. It was awful.

  7. 7

    Dave is supposed to be a professional. If he can't deal with a little heckling (that was deserved IMO) then he should quit for good. Perhaps he's better suited for writing comedy for people with thicker skin rather than performing it.

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  9. Yeah, I Said It says – reply to this


    If Dave had a meltdown then what would you call what Bill Burr did in Boston a few years back? This "meltdown" crap is a lie.