Comedian Dave Chappelle received new material for his stand-up routine the hard way. Chappelle had been on a 15-city Funny or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour when he was heckled for most of his show in Hartford, Conn. It was initially reported that the comedian had a breakdown, however reports from some attendees and videos proved that the crowd was unjustly heckling him. Luckily for Chappelle and his audience, he used the experience as source material for his next show in Chicago.
“If North Korea ever drops a nuclear bomb on this country, I swear to God, I hope it lands in Hartford, Connecticut.”
“I wanted to pull a ‘reverse Kramer’ and call them all ‘crackers’ or something like that,” he also said, referring to an infamous n-word-laden stand-up set by comedian Michael Richards in 2006.
“And you know that crowd feels lucky when they got to see me freak out,” he said. “It’s just like being at a (f-ing) tiger show the night Siegfried and Roy got their throats bit out by tigers. It’s (f-ed) up, and I know deep down that’s why you go to a tiger show. You don’t go to see somebody be safe.”