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Dave Chappelle

Hartford Crowd Was Evil, White

I Wanted to Pull a 'Reverse Kramer'

9/4/2013 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0904_dave_chappelle_article_tmzDave Chappelle is lashing out about the people who heckled him in Hartford, CT last week ... calling the crowd a bunch of "young, white alcoholics" and saying he wanted to pull a "reverse Kramer."

Chappelle took the stage at a show in Chicago last night ... and immediately went off on Hartford -- where he engaged in a nasty stand-off with the crowd after several loudmouthed fans heckled him during his set.

"I don't want anything bad to happen to the United States," Chappelle said ... "but if North Korea ever drops a nuclear bomb on this country, I swear to God I hope it lands in Hartford, Connecticut."

Chappelle then called the crowd "evil" ... and described them as a bunch of "young, white alcoholics."

"I wanted to pull a reverse Kramer and call them all crackers or something crazy like that."

Chappelle was obviously referring to the TMZ footage of Michael Richards during his insane N-bomb tirade at the Laugh Factory back in 2006.

In the end, Dave says the crowd in Hartford was lucky to see him "freak out" that night -- explaining, "That s**t's like being at a f**king tiger show the night Sigfried and Roy got their throats bit out by the tiger ... you don't go to see somebody be safe."



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He was just making a joke, he said he WANTED to say that ****, he's a comedian and a very good one, and that cannot in any way be compared to Kramer, the stupid racist prick

413 days ago


All you sensitive whites STFU! We are suppose to put up with your racist **** activities but when a black calls you out you start ****ing crying like a new born eat a dick and grow up you kkk ***gots.

413 days ago


dave chapelle is cool

413 days ago


He might be a racist but read the article again or listen to the video. He said the crowd was evil. He said they were young, white alcoholics. He said what he wanted to call them.
He is a comedian. The North Korea part was a joke and every subject is open to comedy. Some jokes won't get laughs and won't get told again. Some jokes will get a comedian banned from certain places.

413 days ago


racist wonder you got booed off the stage here in CT. people like you just SUCK.

413 days ago


Got to love Dave!!! Wow didn't know Hartford was that bad I live 20 mins outside of Hartford. Not a good combination rAce and alcohol. Dave come back to ct.. Would love to see you at the funny bones in Manchester ct We still love you brother !!

413 days ago


Not even in the ballpark of Louie CK. so Dave, STFU! Try to be a little more creative. You sound like a spoiled brat. You can't handle a crowd at this stage of your career? Give me a break.

413 days ago


"An African mind Perspective" .Why is it that African Americans live and work with no purpose? Whatever business your doing its happening because of people regardless of color.
Slavery is history welcome to 2013 ,Where life is a global stage only the updated survive Ignorance .

413 days ago

strom thurmond    

I was going to see him but then realized it wasn't 2004.

413 days ago


Of course N. Korea would hit Harford first. If they hit someplace like, say, North Saint Louis, they would be saving the US about a billion-a-year in welfare payouts. That isn't the best way to start a war.

PS. Didn't take long for that race card to get pulled out.

413 days ago


Now he know how we white people feel in a theater full of blacks.

413 days ago


Poor little white boys crying over here. Can't take a joke. Losers.

413 days ago


Hartford CT has white people really? Yeah I am sure black people would be a whole lot better. Go to a scary movie surrounded by them and see what happens.

413 days ago


What a punk!

413 days ago


Racist :(

413 days ago
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