Oh, Dave. He is one of the things that my husband and I bonded over before we were even married. My hubs loves him, and I had pretty much only seen ‘Half Baked’ and ‘Men In Tights’, so he had me watch his stand up and then I too, loved Dave Chappelle. But it seems since his notorious break down a few years ago after having such success with the Chappelle show, he hasn’t fully recovered.
Chappelle had only been on stage for a few minutes when he started to become frustrated with the number of comments from the audience.
Chappelle stopped his routine — lectured the crowd about heckling — and then quietly sat on a stool for the next 25 minutes before finally walking off stage.
At one point during the meltdown, Chappelle told the crowd — “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.”
When people started to boo the comic, Chappelle responded, “You’re booing yourself.”
After the show, dozens of fans demanded a refund.
Wow. Not very professional, Dave. I don’t know whose side to be on here, because I wasn’t actually there, but crowds are always kinda noisy. I don’t know.. I just don’t think this was the right way to go about getting your feelings across.