Dave Chappelle’s “comeback tour” appears to have hit a snag. There are many tweeters saying that in Hartford, Conn. last night, the comedian cut his show short and walked off stage to boos after reportedly being heckled throughout the start of his routine.
Some blame the performer, some blame the audience, and others blame both. Here’s a sampling of the reaction followed by a short video of the walk-off:
Hecklers ruin everything! Or, Dave Chapelle quits everything. We're not sure. http://t.co/iXFYZ4KeD3
— Vermont Comedy Club (@vtcomedy) August 30, 2013
Dave chappelle showing CT no love lol. Walked off stage in 25 mins. Scum
— BiG Ed (@SpecialEd_5) August 30, 2013
— Eblack (@Eblack) August 30, 2013
and anyone thinking the crowd was against #davechappelle last night, they LOVED him until he quit on us, he was not "heckled" as he claims
— Chris Morris (@G2CDesigns) August 30, 2013
Dave Chappelle announces 'I'm back', does 10 brilliant minutes & is driven off the stage by the worst crowd i've ever seen #connecticut
— Iván Brandon (@IvanBrandon) August 30, 2013
— chris (@ChrisMSchnabel) August 30, 2013
Dave Chappelle reminds me of Lauryn Hill. Everyone wants him to be the guy from the show. He's not that guy anymore, guys.
— Carolyn Edgar (@carolynedgar) August 30, 2013
Chappelle's touring now, trying to do his usual, brilliant stuff, and the crowds are screaming, "I'm Rick James, bitch!" Idiots.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 30, 2013
dave chappelle just walked on stage, told 2 jokes, sat down and lectured us, then says "i have 3 minutes left then I'm going to the bank"
— o (@mr_googly_eyes) August 30, 2013
@pattonoswalt I was there, people were hardly heckling him. Just yelling that they loved him and quoting older material
— matt (@haunted_matt) August 30, 2013
Dave Chappelle Gets Heckled, Walks Off Stage After "Meltdown" http://t.co/hFpORDkgvx
— ??♂️A DREAMVILLAIN?? (@GreggOlan100) August 30, 2013
Here’s of the bizarre ending of Chappelle’s Hartford show. Some are reporting it as a “meltdown” but it’s more subdued than that to say the least: