Dave Chappelle was heckled and suffered a mini-meltdown that ended with him walking off the stage at his comedy show in Connecticut last night.
The 40-year-old only been on stage for a few minutes when he began to get frustrated with the number of comments coming from the Hartford audience.
He stopped his routine, gave the crowd a lecture about heckling, and then quietly sat on a stool for the next 25 minutes before finally walking off stage.
At one point, Dave Chappelle told the crowd, "I f–ked up when I left my show, you know why? ‘Cause my show only has to be 22 minutes of television."
"I could’ve went on, I could’ve read the phone book for 22 minutes and I would’ve got $50 million dollars. I shoulda done that s–t but my ego wouldn’t let me."
"Tonight is different. Tonight my contract says 25 minutes and I have three minutes left. and when my three minutes is up, my ass is gone."
When people started to boo, he replied, "You’re booing yourself."
Yeah. We’re not entirely sure how that works, but so be it.
Dave was referring to the short-lived Chappelle’s Show and the fact that he was offered $55 million to continue it for two more seasons on Comedy Central.
He did not, for reasons that have been widely speculated upon, and it ended in 2006 after a truncated third season, after which he returned to standup.
His erratic behavior has only increased in the years since.
After the show, dozens of fans demanded a refund.
Can’t imagine why.