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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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South central    

Ppl should get of don dave chappelles balls.

384 days ago


He sure has a purdy mouth....

384 days ago


Good for you Dave. People should learn to shut the f up when someone is performing or st the movies. Dave should host the Oscars.

384 days ago


PLEASE do a comeback show on cable!! LOL love Chappelle

384 days ago


Evidently he never considers he was not funny. Just like a white comedian is going to get heckled if he is racist while he is on stage, a black person doing a routine that is racist toward others probably is not going to be considered funny.

I would not attend one of his shows because of his foul mouth, but that is just me. There are too many comedians who are a lot more funny than him who do not use foul language. Foul language does not make the content of what you say funny.

384 days ago


He's got a point, if it were a crowd of ******s someone would have been shot.

384 days ago


Well he just went from looking like an egotistical douchebag to a RACIST egotistical douchebag.

I'd say that, much like Kramer's, Dave's career is now over!

384 days ago


hay it ok to do white jokes....just us dont do black jokes

384 days ago


Dave chapelle just priced his racism! He's married to a Chinese woman as well. Dave use this one/ Once you go black you never go back, Instead- Once you go white, you know you got it right!!!

384 days ago


Pull his endorsements and merchandise from stores....wait you can call people crackers.

384 days ago


Now we wouldn't be stereotyping, would we?

384 days ago

New Orleans    

What an ignoramus. Stupid about comedy, his career, his family, Siegfried & Roy, and smoking in front of his audience. Forget this guy! He's OVAH.

384 days ago

billy pootons    

he was in chicago Saturday night... but pfff, does TMZ ever actually care about the details of a story?

384 days ago


What a hate filled Enward. Diss beez rayciss , dat beez rayciss ... blah blah.. STFU.

384 days ago


Could you imagine the firestorm that would happen if that was a white person saying it was full of evil blacks, and young, black alcoholics? People would go Paula Dean on their ass

384 days ago
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