The first thing you must know about Dave Chappelle last night at Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival is this crowd was a problem for the other performers as well. They were complaining about how rude this Hartford crowd was compared to last week in Texas.
If you can’t respect the comedian, you don’t get to see. Can you imagine how much better it would be if MORE comedians walked out on disrespectful crowds?
Legend has it, that when Chappelle gets a great comedy crowd he does 3 or 4 HOURS OF MATERIAL. I want to see that show. Who wouldn’t that loves standup comedy.
No one knows what it is like to have “Half Baked” on your back. I saw a crowd in Seattle, yelling out quotes from that movie, at Dave Chappelle for an HOUR! Lewis Black opened for Chappelle and no one heckled him at all. The crowd in Seatle, yelled out Half Baked lines while Chappelle was talking so often that he just laid on a bean bag on stage, and talked to the people he could. 3,000 people in a Theater in Seattle BEFORE ANY OF US HEARD OF THE CHAPPELLE SHOW.
I can’t imagine what a crowd of 10-20,000 could do with numberous catch phrases from Half Baked COMBINED The Chappelle show, when they’ve been drinking for 3hrs before you hit the stage. A stage that was outside open air with all of the distractions.
George Carlin didn’t put up with YELLING SHIT OUT! And neither should we.
One of the saddest things is watching the Richard Pryor Here and Now with the heckles in the middle of MUDBONE!!”
There are some comedians that love it and are really good at dealing with anything. Some comedians are true artists, like Dave Chappelle, he’s our Miles Davis. People paid a lot of money to not just SEE HIM but LISTEN TO DAVE CHAPPELLE.
If Security would have removed them in a timely fashion, it might have chilled that out. Probably not. How about a new rule, if you get kicked out, your card gets charged an extra $500. That might have to be what you sign to see the show, so there’s a show.