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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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STFU u no talent racist mo fo. You are not funny. never were funny and I cant phathom why anyone would waste a dime on you

223 days ago


I was there. He couldnt command the crowd. What a cop out! There were people cheering for him and people telling others to shut up. The crowd encouraged him. He stalled to come out in the first place. That right there tells me he had a personal issue. The man disappeared for that long for a reason and its not Hartford ct. He seemed not right that night from the beginning. He also did something similar in Texas. It was a huge disapointment and what a coward blaming people that liked him enough to see him perform.

223 days ago


People who werent there your ignorant and naive and need to shut your clueless mouths. He laughed all the way to the bank why the hell do u feel bad? He got paid to insult people who were excited to c him perform and he didnt. You all are embarassing yourselves.

223 days ago

Sick of it    

Dave hasnt been on TV for what? 10 years?? He is just using this to get his bame in the media. Kinda like Miley Cyrus did last week. Put your hoodie back on and go smoke some crack.

223 days ago


Re: Dave Chappell and use of word 'Cracker'. Cracker, like the 'N' word was coined by White Slave owners to describe the Whites tasked with 'Cracking the Whip'. I respect your decision to be insulted by this word, but unlike the 'N' word, this term was never considered a perjorative - Just Saying ;-)

223 days ago

Steve Hopkins    

This calls for a song to accompany Mr. Chappelle's travails. "White Man's World" by Biff Thuringer mirrors the sentiment that we are all trapped in a vast, authoritarian environment, subject to a crushing barrage of government-sanctioned schemes to rip us off and keep us immobilized. The "White Man" in the song is really a metaphor for the largely western tradition of class entitlement, property ownership, monopolization of resources, usury, insurance, etc. It seeks to awaken those -- black, white, and everyone in between -- to the fact that we're being manipulated and controlled, and that the only way out is to intellectually and emotionally disassociate ourselves from the mass delusion that we're "free" and that the system we're living under is benign and just. I think Dave would agree,

223 days ago


he probably got mad because people wanted to hear his old stuff (im rick james bitch.....yeeeeaaahhhhh!)...he became famous bc of the Dave Chappelle show,so how can you get mad that people want to see what made them like you? dave chappelle needs to go back to africa or whereever he was in hiding at. and to insult white people? they made you. most of his fans are white. alot of black people i know (my husband included) didnt like him. dont bite the hand that feeds u dave.

222 days ago


You should have!!! Just tell some chicken jokes next time. :)))

222 days ago


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221 days ago


Proof once more of the double standard!

220 days ago


Dave chappelle is mad cause his jokes r wack ass hell he need 2 practice his jokes a lil more who paying all dat money 4 sum corny jokes his shows weren't even funny its time 2 hang it up find a different job. I'm from Hartford, CT & we dnt give respect 2 ur corny ass

219 days ago


Sooo he described some people at his show as evil white alchoholics.hes no kramer

183 days ago
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