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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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91.

She's baaaack    

Who the hell would pay good money to see him?

381 days ago
92.

JC    

Saw him in ATL 80% of audience was white --Can't let a few hecklers ruin the show, a great comedian turns it around on the *******s and puts on a good show for the true fans who paid to see you

381 days ago
93.

CaliCakes702    

So he probably shouldn't have said that. Almost as bad as that racist chick on the Big Brother show.

381 days ago
94.

Carriejane    

People who heckle comics should be thrown out! Why ruin a fun night out forother people. You ddon't think its funny ? LEAVE THEN. DONT PRETEND YOUR THE VOICE FOR AN ENTRE CROWD.

381 days ago
95.

Carl    

Dave might want to get out and see the real Hartford. It is one of the most dangerous cities in America and most of the people you see walking around downtown (especially at night) are not white.

381 days ago
96.

awesomewave    

Too bad. I liked... "Pinball".

381 days ago
97.

BbWimm    

The kind of crowd he brings in to his shows should say a lot about himself. C'mon. You either have to be an immature, classless individual, or a drunk to pay and sit through his ****. Sorry, Dave... You attract what you are... OBNOXIOUS.

381 days ago
98.

ShellyB    

when you're career's in the toilet and racism's running rampant...pull that card. It'll get you ALL kinds of attention. Douche.

381 days ago
99.

thecrow99    

I still support you Dave, you still my fave comedian; i don't care what these people say you funny as f***.

381 days ago
100.

Vote2012    

He seems to forget those evil white people were the ones who made him rich. This guy is not funny he uses the n word in every sentence but I guess it's ok for him to use it and its considered funny. This guy is a has been washed up so called comic looking for media attention to get his name back in the newspapers.

381 days ago
101.

WhoAmi    

What a jackoff he is. He was just waiting to use a disrespectful word towards whites. Well, he's a ******. There. see what happens when you blacks push us whites??? You can dish it out, but you cant take it, you're all as thin skinned as obummer is.

381 days ago
102.

Jah36    

Wow! I'm a huge Dave Chappelle and was even defending him with this incident. As a comedian, he's coming up with new material all the time. That's what comedians do. He's dope, trust the man to put on a good, funny show. I've seen him live, so I know he does! Forget about old Chappelle Show crap. It's classic, but old.


That being said, you just lost me once you brought race into it Dave. What you said was racist and it shows that you have a deep seeded problem with white people. Now, you'll never get a dime of my money again. Go f*ck yourself!

381 days ago
103.

Mee    

Meant NO HARM, under the influence/sick ? at least he didn't think they were "BIG WHITE COWS"

381 days ago
104.

Observer    

It wasn't the crowd you Moron, you SUCKED!
Yet you try and blame Whitey?

What a weak azz individual.
Screw you and the white horse you rode in on.

Wimp! Take responsibility instead of pulling the race card.

Has been!

381 days ago
105.

suedechik79    

Andy Kaufman comes back to life. Keep the real performances alive Dave.

381 days ago
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