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Dave Chappelle:

I APOLOGIZE to the Seminole Indians

7/25/2011 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

24 hours after BOMBING during a stand-up performance at an Indian casino in Florida, Dave Chappelle has issued an apology to the tribe ... claiming it's not the first time he's flopped on stage.

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As we previously reported, Chappelle was performing at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida on Friday night ... when things got so bad, he began texting in the middle of his show.

But the next day, he apologized for what he called a "wild night" -- and gave a "big shout out to the Seminoles."

0725_dave_mini_launchChappelle says he had a similar experience at the MTV VMAs back in 2004 -- and the way he tells the story ... pretty damn hilarious.

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Steven Seagal    

i'm rich james b####

1131 days ago
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truth    

His getting buff......hmmmm..lol

1131 days ago
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some guy    

@TMZ


Is there any way to edit out the people laughing right next to the camera? So annoying.

Gotta say I Lol'd. I think the reason Dave flipped out last night was b/c of 'Roid Rage.

1131 days ago
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CubanB    

He was funnier when he was skinny.

1131 days ago
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Kari    

I'm sick and tired of these "comedians" and musicians that think they are so big they can say whatever they want--then if it doesn't fly, they beg forgiveness. Then they do it again. Stop already--if you can't be successful without insulting others, then you shouldn't be allowed to speak publicly. Get some talent, get some humility---you aren't that great yourselves.

1131 days ago
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Mikey    

Do the blind black racists again, they stink!

1131 days ago
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royalredus    

Hmmm...you can't even understand what he's saying b/c of the echoey acoustics in the room. Agree with the other poster about the laughing being annoying. They're not even laughing at anything in particular. It's like nervious laughter.

1131 days ago
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Tara    

The girl commenting in the background sounds like she has Down Syndrome.

1131 days ago
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TheUltraworld    

Back to Africa

1131 days ago
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Tara    

@WaxOnWhacksOff

How is his comedy racist? His show/standup pokes fun at the ignorance in all forms of racists no matter what color they are. Carlos Mencia does the same thing, only he's not half as funny.

1131 days ago
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shagrath    

the chick constantly talking in the tape STFU
BTW, GO GATORS

1131 days ago
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Hollie    

i don't care if he bombed, I'm just glad he's back!! <3 you

1131 days ago
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SeannyMB    

gave a "big shout out to the Seminoles."

Oh ok cool. That makes up for and explains why he completely **** the bed onstage. Maybe this guy should just continue down the path he foolishly chose and stay out of the limelight.

1131 days ago
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bec    

you can the person recording this is not very intelligent... haha as for the him bombing, they should be glad that he at least showed up, he is one of the best ever at standup and that just showed that all comedians have off nights.. it doesn't mean hes on drugs or mentally unstable like most of you want to think, in fact he was never really unstable mentally.. watch him on "inside the actor's studio" and maybe your ignorance will go away about what he really went through

1130 days ago
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Shayla    

This man has turned self-sabotage into an art. He had the world by the balls, but was too overly class and race obsessed to enjoy the fruit of his own talent and hard work. And by walking away out of the nihilistic impulses that stem from BS left wing pseudo-morality, a lot of other hard working, ambitious folks lost their opportunities too. I truly hope Chappelle makes a roaring come back - but leaves behind the liberal psychosis that has destroyed so many superb black men.

1127 days ago
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