Dave Chappelle’s Hate-On For Hartford Called ‘Sad,’ ‘Asinine’

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Comedian Dave Chappelle continued his Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival tour in Chicago on Wednesday, Sept. 4, when he lashed out at Hartford. (Handout)

Standup comic Dave Chappelle — who walked off the stage in Hartford on Thursday, Aug. 29, during a show at Comcast Theatre, after fans booed him for refusing to tell jokes — lashed out at the city during a performance in Chicago on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

“I don’t want anything bad to happen to the United States,” Chappelle said, as reported on tmz.com, “but if North Korea ever drops a nuclear bomb on this country, I swear to God I hope it lands in Hartford, Connecticut.”

Chappelle then called the crowd “evil” … and described them as a bunch of “young, white alcoholics.”

“I wanted to pull a reverse Kramer and call them all crackers or something crazy like that,” tmz.com reported Chappelle as saying. He was referring apparently to a racially offensive standup show comic Michael Richards (Kramer from “Seinfeld”) performed in 2006.

Read the full story by Courant reporter Susan Dunne on www.courant.com.

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