Dave Chappelle Walks Off Stage In Hartford After Audience Heckles and Boos Him Throughout Set

Dave Chappelle Walks Off Stage In Hartford After Audience Heckles and Boos Him Throughout Set

Today's daily reminder that people suck: According to reports coming out of Connecticut, Dave Chappelle walked off stage during his 'comeback' performance at the Oddball Comedy Festival in Hartford last night after the audience heckled and booed him loudly. THIS is why we can't have nice things.

He was only a few minutes into his set when he grew infuriated with the noise, according to The Huffington Post, and the arena was apparently so loud that it prompted the festival's official Twitter account to chime in with what one would think is a simple request:

Other tweets from those who attended the performance varied:

A report in Chortle tells a bit more of the story—according to the site, Chappelle began his set, but quickly grew tired of being heckled by loud and rowdy audience members in front:

About ten minutes into his set, he complained that people were making too much noise, and abandoned his prepared routine. He pulled up a stool and started smoking and making idle chat until he had completed the 25 minutes he was contractually obliged to be on stage.

‘You are booing yourself,’ he said over the wall of noise. ‘Go home and look in the mirror and say “boo” at yourself. At the moment, that’s how I feel about you.’

He added: ‘Ah, fuck you, I’m the one that has to get the review in the paper tomorrow. I’m going to have to read about this shit for months.’

They report that he then received a book from a woman in the audience, so he spent the rest of his time reading the cover notes before leaving, which is pretty much supported by this video from the show:

There's been no comment from Chappelle or anyone officially involved with the festival about the incident.

[via Huffington Post]

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