Dave Chappelle Booed Off Stage at Show in Connecticut; Returns to Smoke Cigarettes


Here’s a Facebook status post from a Connecticut resident who was at the show Thursday night:

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It seems that comedian Dave Chappelle was booed off stage at the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival in Hartford, Connecticut, and Twitter is blowing up with angry fans.

Apparently, Chappelle was just a few minutes into his act at Comcast Theatre before he slammed the breaks on his routine because people in the front were making too much noise, reports The Laugh Button. He asked the audience to quiet down, but they didn’t so for the next 25 minutes, the comedian sat on a stool, smoked, read a book and made idle chat until he fulfilled his scheduled time on stage.

Even the festival’s Twitter account told the audience to be quiet.

The following is a clip from the show of Chappelle chastising the audience and reading a few paragraphs of a book to waste time.

Here’s what some audiences members had to say:

Chappelle is featured on the Funny or Die Oddball comedy tour, which kicked off last week in Austin, Texas. The tour was said to be his biggest comedy comeback tour in eight years. The tour also features Flight of the Conchords, Kristen Schaal, Aussie-born raconteur Jim Jefferies, roastmaster Jeff Ross, Bay Area transplant and Daily Show correspondent Al Madrigal, Demetri Martin, Chris D’Elia, Hannibal Burress, Brody Stevens and John Mulaney. Chappelle was scheduled to perform in Hartford tonight followed by a show in Pittsburg.