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Dave Chappelle walks off stage after being heckled VIDEO
Entertainment Weekly ^ | 8/30/13 | Hillary Busis

Posted on 08/31/2013 5:02:39 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

After eight largely Chappelle-free years, you’d think comedy fans would be eager to hear what the guy had to say in his new standup routine. By EW’s own account, spectators in Austin certainly were: When Dave Chappelle first took the stage at Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, those present gave the comic a standing ovation before he even began his set.

Alas, that was Texas —and this is Connecticut. Last night in Hartford, a noisy, unruly crowd prompted Chappelle to pause his set, ultimately walking off stage to a chorus of boos.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: comedy; rudeness
Black comedian treated politely in Republican state of Texas, but treated rudely in Demon Rat Connecticut.

I'm not saying, I'm just saying.

1 posted on 08/31/2013 5:02:39 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Couldn’t get the video to play.


2 posted on 08/31/2013 5:12:03 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: SoFloFreeper

These regressives cant even stomach a BLACK man making fun of his own kind.


3 posted on 08/31/2013 5:13:22 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: SoFloFreeper

Don’t see why people think that a stand-up comedy show is some sort of 2-way dialogue. They make their bucks by doing their routine only, and when idiots are shouting, or trying to be part of the act, they throw off the performer, who actually structures their set from start to finish. They lose focus, and the whole thing comes off looking bad, giving them a bad reputation of not being able to preform. If you look like you cant keep control and put butts in seats, you don’t get hired no matter how famous you are.


4 posted on 08/31/2013 5:19:02 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: SoFloFreeper

Can I say, he was thin skinned???
Just askin’
Everything is rasssssissst these days.


5 posted on 08/31/2013 5:35:30 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Dusty Road

Try this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzM-opDp0Ls


6 posted on 08/31/2013 5:36:25 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Dusty Road

Looks like it has been removed.


7 posted on 08/31/2013 5:39:39 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Go to YouTube and type in Bill Burr Philadelphia Incident - he took care of those hecklers!


8 posted on 08/31/2013 5:55:00 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: SoFloFreeper

Racist liberals!


9 posted on 08/31/2013 5:57:21 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: VanDeKoik
Don’t see why people think that a stand-up comedy show is some sort of 2-way dialogue. They make their bucks by doing their routine only, and when idiots are shouting, or trying to be part of the act, they throw off the performer, who actually structures their set from start to finish. They lose focus, and the whole thing comes off looking bad, giving them a bad reputation of not being able to preform. If you look like you cant keep control and put butts in seats, you don’t get hired no matter how famous you are.

I watched the video. You are correct. They wanted to be in the show. I don't blame him.

10 posted on 08/31/2013 6:04:04 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

A couple of videos at this following link:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/08/30/dave_chappelle_in_hartford_walks_off_stage_heckled_what_happened_video.html

He did his contractual 25 minutes albeit not his comedy routine by filling up the time
with chat, smoking a cigarette, etc. after which he departed.


11 posted on 08/31/2013 6:07:33 AM PDT by deport
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To: SoFloFreeper
He got "Reg-i-sized"


12 posted on 08/31/2013 6:08:23 AM PDT by John 3_19-21
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To: SoFloFreeper

The video omits what led up to his commentary.

Thus, it is impossible to say whether it was the audience or the comedian who was at fault.


13 posted on 08/31/2013 6:08:28 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

My daughter was at the show in Hartford. She and I both agree that Chapelle is a very funny man but he has had some emotional/mental problems. She said the crowd was noisy but not, at first otherwise rude. Chapelle needs to get a tougher shell and I wish him well.

I know nothing about his politics nor do I think that’s all that important in this context.


14 posted on 08/31/2013 6:11:31 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: SoFloFreeper

That is stand-up comedian 101: How to handle hecklers


15 posted on 08/31/2013 6:16:48 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Producing Talk Show Prep since 1998.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Dave must have been saying the truf about Bruthas and Liberals.


16 posted on 08/31/2013 6:20:33 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missle - armed and ready.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

One of Dave’s best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I7JJChM6IQ


17 posted on 08/31/2013 6:21:40 AM PDT by donaldo
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To: Blue Turtle

I really enjoy Bill Burr. His Monday morning podcast is must listening for me.....


18 posted on 08/31/2013 6:29:35 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: VanDeKoik

I did stand-up for many years (semi-retired now due to health)and the way to deal with any heckler is:

1st time: ignore them
2nd time: politely remind them that the audience is there to see the performers, not them.

3rd time: Destroy them. (Not hard to do since they are already idiots)


19 posted on 08/31/2013 7:04:15 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Go home audience. You are drunk!


20 posted on 08/31/2013 7:26:59 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: VRW Conspirator
That is stand-up comedian 101: How to handle hecklers

He could take some lessons from the master...


21 posted on 08/31/2013 7:39:11 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: poobear

I didn’t hear anything that a seasoned comedian should have had any trouble handling. Problem is chapel lie has a messiah complex


22 posted on 08/31/2013 7:41:20 AM PDT by Josa
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To: John 3_19-21

“Ladies and gentlemen, Reggie has left the building.”


23 posted on 08/31/2013 7:56:35 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: VanDeKoik

Don Rickles knew how to handle hecklers. And he was actually unlike the current crop of alleged comedians. Same with Sam Kinison. He always had hecklers on drugs. Rodney Dangerfield’s hecklers might be mafia so he had to be careful with them but he knew how to deal w them


24 posted on 08/31/2013 8:45:16 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: donaldo

LOL! Those Niggars sure were funny!


25 posted on 08/31/2013 9:09:21 AM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: rabidralph

Yeah, some very funny stuff. Since we thought it funny, are we racists? Was Chappelle a racist for participating in the skit? How about the whites involved? The network that aired it? The person/s who wrote it? YouTube for making it available? For those that missed it the skit starts at 1:30.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I7JJChM6IQ


26 posted on 08/31/2013 1:43:00 PM PDT by donaldo
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