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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.

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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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Superstareh    

I think stars or should I say fallen stars like Chappelle forget who makes and breaks them. If he thinks his carreer is going to move forward he is in for a rude awakening. Being racist is stupid now a days but what hurt the most was wishing that kind of death to a whole city that has no fault. I consider that comment to be terrorism and there should be some kind of consequence for a comment so racist and hateful toward fellow americans. If you no longer have jokes retire, the people of Hartford CT have spoken. Those white drunk people paid to see your lame act. Show some respect.

311 days ago
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Seanny    

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

311 days ago
153.

Vanilla_Cortex    

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.

311 days ago
154.

koooolu    

dave chapelle is cool

311 days ago
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nohayte    

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.

311 days ago
156.

bill    

racist pig..no wonder you got booed off the stage here in CT. people like you just SUCK.

311 days ago
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casianos5    

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 !!

311 days ago
158.

Kruczek    

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.

311 days ago
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Eartdoctor    

"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 .

311 days ago
160.

strom thurmond    

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

311 days ago
161.

GetOverYourself    

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.

311 days ago
162.

Sosmooth    

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

311 days ago
163.

Kat    

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

311 days ago
164.

Jbsux    

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.

310 days ago
165.

robbo    

What a punk!

310 days ago
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