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"If North Korea ever drops a bomb on this country, I hope to God it lands on Hartford, Connecticut," Dave Chappelle said onstage in Chicago Tuesday.

Dave Chappelle Goes Off on Hartford

The comic, who was heckled and walked off stage in Hartford last week, said he wanted to "pull a reverse Kramer" on the audience in that city.

Chappelle called the crowd a bunch of "young, white alcoholics."

"I don’t want anything bad to happen to the United States," he said, but if North Korea were to launch a nuclear weapon at us, he’d choose Hartford.

He went on to reference an incident in which Seinfeld‘s Michael Richards hurled racial slurs at African-Americans in the crowd during a 2006 stand-up show.


"I wanted to pull a reverse Kramer and call ’em all crackers or something crazy like that," Chappelle said. "I know that shit’ll be on YouTube."

"’Funnyman Dave Chappelle calls a room full of white people ‘crackers.’ Couldn’t do that. I felt really bad when Kramer did that shit to us."

His Hartford set took a strange turn when he stopped telling jokes and began reading passages from a book, smoking, and expounding on a number of subjects.

Members of the audience said there were some hecklers who occasionally screamed, causing Chappelle to stop what he was doing and chastise them.

The cheers eventually gave way to boos as Chappelle stood onstage silently, running the clock out on his required 25-minute set before exiting.