Comedian Dave Chappelle was so fed up with the way his audience was behaving during a recent show that he decided to cut the whole thing short.
Although the Half Baked star hasn’t explained his official reasoning for walking off stage in Hartford, Connecticut, reports suggest that he was simply fed up with a group of people who wouldn’t shut up.
Dave Chappelle was only a few minutes into his set at the Comcast Theatre when the noise from the audience started to get on his nerves. Instead of trying to perform through the talking, he sat silently on a stool while waiting for things to settle down.
According to The Huffington Post, the heckling during Dave Chappelle’s set at the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival prompted organizers to issue an official tweet on the matter. Needless to say they were not impressed with the way folks were acting during his gig.
“Hey Hartford! Pipe down and let Dave Chappelle do his thing!” the festival tweeted.
The Laugh Button explains that the comedian spent approximately 10 minutes on-stage before the problem got completely out of hand. He spent the remainder of his time reading a book, smoking, and talking to a few people who were in attendance.
Once his time was up, Dave Chappelle simply walked off the stage. Not surprisingly, the whole thing didn’t settle well with those who showed up to see the guy perform. Twitter and Instagram were soon filled with angry posts and comments.
“Chappelle tried to work through the yelling, and he told people he wasnt telling any jokes until they quieted down. And they didnt,” Mike Wellman explained on the micro-blogging site. “At one point Chappelle told the crowd, ‘If someone sitting next you is yelling, punch them in the kidney'”
Here’s a pic of the comedian walking off-stage during his show.
Dave Chappelle hasn’t issued a statement about the Hartford show as of this writing.