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2013-08-30 08:04:54 AM  
Good call, Dave. Stupid arseholes deserved it.
 
2013-08-30 08:17:54 AM  
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2013-08-30 08:19:22 AM  
There's no official word on why Chappelle walked off the stage

Psst, don't tell anyone, but I heard Dave was pissed because the crowd couldn't keep quiet.
 
2013-08-30 08:23:06 AM  
So you want your money back because you couldn't be respectful and SHUT THE FARK UP?! Oh I hope you all fall down a rickety flight of stairs and get splinters in your faces.

Snot nosed entitled pieces of shiat.
 
2013-08-30 08:31:45 AM  
Man I would be PISSED if I finally got to see a comedian that I love and some raised-in-a-barn motherf*ckers ruined it because they couldn't keep their stupid-assed comments to themselves.

"Next one of y'all n*ggaz interrupt me is gettin' shot."
 
2013-08-30 08:40:50 AM  
There has to be a part of him that wishes he could go back in time and erase that Rick James skit.
 
2013-08-30 09:06:56 AM  
This is a pretty normal thing for Chappelle these days. At least it was only 25 minutes this time, and not 45 minutes of standing on stage playing on his phone because he is upset fans are recording him with their cellphones
 
2013-08-30 09:20:24 AM  
At least he didn't take the Michael Richards route.  That could have been hard on his career.
 
2013-08-30 09:20:56 AM  
I'm seeing him tonight, I hope the locals can keep their goddamned shirts on and let the man speak.
 
2013-08-30 09:33:34 AM  
Got tickets for the Camden show next week. Let's just say I'm not confident the crowd there will be able to keep their mouths shut.
 
2013-08-30 09:41:16 AM  

minoridiot: At least he didn't take the Michael Richards route.  That could have been hard on his career.

 
2013-08-30 10:00:57 AM  

LlamaGirl: So you want your money back because you couldn't be respectful and SHUT THE FARK UP?! Oh I hope you all fall down a rickety flight of stairs and get splinters in your faces.

Snot nosed entitled pieces of shiat.



Presumably SOME audience members were being quiet and waiting for the noisy asshats to STFU. I think they should get a refund.
 
2013-08-30 10:01:51 AM  
Show was in Hartford? Why didn't he pull John Mayer on stage to run through some festival-rock guitar solos and get the people dancing?
 
2013-08-30 10:02:19 AM  
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2013-08-30 10:04:02 AM  
I love shiate like this.

The best comedian I ever saw was years ago at Dangerfields. The comedian spent his whole 15-minute set talking about how thankless being a comedian was, and the psychology of comedy and how farked in the head you had to be to be a comedian, and how he was contemplating suicide.

People were booing and leaving but I thought it was one of the most poignant bits of theater I'd ever seen.

Wish I remembered the guy's name.
 
2013-08-30 10:04:20 AM  
"Shut up!  50 years ago we'd have you hanging upside down with a farking fork up your ass! You can talk, you can talk, you can talk!  You're brave now mother*****!  Throw his ass out!  He's a cracker, He's a CRACKER, he's a CRACKER!  A CRACKER!  Look, there's a CRACKER! "
 
2013-08-30 10:06:14 AM  

factoryconnection: Man I would be PISSED if I finally got to see a comedian that I love and some raised-in-a-barn motherf*ckers ruined it because they couldn't keep their stupid-assed comments to themselves.


I'd tell them to

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2013-08-30 10:07:08 AM  
BILL BURR RIPS CROWD THAT WON'T SHUT UP

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/82489696/
 
2013-08-30 10:07:22 AM  
What the Hell has he done to his arms? They're more muscled than my thighs*! Who stole the skinny young Dave and replaced him with a Lifer?

*Not that there is anything wrong with that. He's just starting to look like the guy from The Green Mile a bit.
 
2013-08-30 10:09:58 AM  
For the next 25 minutes, he sat on a stool, read from a book, told the crowd he was still getting paid and then eventually walked off the stage, a witness said.

That's the line that always sends people in to a spittle-flecked rage.
 
2013-08-30 10:11:55 AM  
At least we still get flight of the conchords if he does this in Holmdel
 
2013-08-30 10:15:00 AM  
I was there and the audience couldn't shut the fark up down in front. Probably didnt help that security was weak, and the people were absolutely fall down wasted by the time he took stage at 9:55.

He did a few jokes but people kept trying to say things to him at first. It started with the general "I love you's", and other comments about where has he been.

He kept giving in and acknowledging the idiots in te audience who yelled crap out. He lost his cool about 3-5 minutes in and exclaimed how bad of an audience we were. I'm guessing that spurred more heckling.

I had a crappy lawn seat (for anyone who has been at the Comcast theater/whatever the hell it's been called over the years knows the lawn seats kinda suck, especially if you don't have a blanket.)


TL:DR Chappelle acknowledged the massively drunk d-bags who in turn heckled more.

(I couldn't hear much heckling from where I was, just could see/hear his reactions to it)
 
2013-08-30 10:17:02 AM  

Fixxor: I was there and the audience couldn't shut the fark up down in front. Probably didnt help that security was weak, and the people were absolutely fall down wasted by the time he took stage at 9:55.

He did a few jokes but people kept trying to say things to him at first. It started with the general "I love you's", and other comments about where has he been.

He kept giving in and acknowledging the idiots in te audience who yelled crap out. He lost his cool about 3-5 minutes in and exclaimed how bad of an audience we were. I'm guessing that spurred more heckling.

I had a crappy lawn seat (for anyone who has been at the Comcast theater/whatever the hell it's been called over the years knows the lawn seats kinda suck, especially if you don't have a blanket.)


TL:DR Chappelle acknowledged the massively drunk d-bags who in turn heckled more.

(I couldn't hear much heckling from where I was, just could see/hear his reactions to it)


The bright side was that the event was worthwhile because of Demitri Martin, Hannibal, jeff ross, and flight of the concords.

I'd still recommend going either way.
 
2013-08-30 10:17:28 AM  

Zombie DJ: BILL BURR RIPS CROWD THAT WON'T SHUT UP

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/82489696/


That was an epic rant.
 
2013-08-30 10:18:37 AM  

Elegy: This is a pretty normal thing for Chappelle these days. At least it was only 25 minutes this time, and not 45 minutes of standing on stage playing on his phone because he is upset fans are recording him with their cellphones


That's a pretty standard rule, isn't it?  No recording or flash photography?  If I was a performer I'd insist on that as well.

How can you enjoy a performance if you're recording it?
 
2013-08-30 10:18:50 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Got tickets for the Camden show next week. Let's just say I'm not confident the crowd there will be able to keep their mouths shut.


yeah, there are certain types of audiences that think 'audience participation' is part of every show. Including movies.
 
2013-08-30 10:20:42 AM  
I was there as well and I completely blame the venue

The Comcast Theater is split into two sections, seats up front under cover and a lot of lawn room behind them. The lawn was respectful and laughing when supposed to, shutting up when supposed to and etc. But the assholes up front would not stop shouting. At one point some girl in an expensive seat said "I'm in college, I paid for this" and Chappelle looked so farking disappointed, At multiple points when he was still trying to gain control he pointed out dozens of people being rude or recording with their phone and the security team didn't do shiat.
 
2013-08-30 10:21:06 AM  

Fixxor: I was there and the audience couldn't shut the fark up down in front. Probably didnt help that security was weak, and the people were absolutely fall down wasted by the time he took stage at 9:55.

He did a few jokes but people kept trying to say things to him at first. It started with the general "I love you's", and other comments about where has he been.

He kept giving in and acknowledging the idiots in te audience who yelled crap out. He lost his cool about 3-5 minutes in and exclaimed how bad of an audience we were. I'm guessing that spurred more heckling.

I had a crappy lawn seat (for anyone who has been at the Comcast theater/whatever the hell it's been called over the years knows the lawn seats kinda suck, especially if you don't have a blanket.)


TL:DR Chappelle acknowledged the massively drunk d-bags who in turn heckled more.

(I couldn't hear much heckling from where I was, just could see/hear his reactions to it)


Do you feel that he was justified, or do you feel that you were ripped off?  Both?
 
2013-08-30 10:24:19 AM  

manwithplanx: I was there as well and I completely blame the venue

The Comcast Theater is split into two sections, seats up front under cover and a lot of lawn room behind them. The lawn was respectful and laughing when supposed to, shutting up when supposed to and etc. But the assholes up front would not stop shouting. At one point some girl in an expensive seat said "I'm in college, I paid for this" and Chappelle looked so farking disappointed, At multiple points when he was still trying to gain control he pointed out dozens of people being rude or recording with their phone and the security team didn't do shiat.


I'm sure the crowd would have quieted if he was interesting or funny.  He probably deserved to be boo'd.
 
2013-08-30 10:24:55 AM  
People used to blame such behaviour on TV, but that's getting old. What TV? Most of the younger audience members probably don't have a TV, just a cellphone and a laptop in an empty room with a futon or mattress on the floor.

I've seen several black comedians lately dealing with really rowdy crowds. I imagine Dave Chappelle did it with better grace than most. Even if he didn't I'm on his side. He's smart, earnest and talented. He doesn't deserve this shiat from audience members who are none of those things.

Socialization seems to be failing. Teenagers locked in their rooms sexting each other all night long are going to learn nothing from family, friends or teachers, not even the basics of civilized conduct. Is this autism or just the fashion? As one of Stephen Leacock's characters wondered about his son, are they asses because they can't help it or because he thought it was smart (fashionable)?.
 
2013-08-30 10:27:46 AM  
Would this scenario be like if the projectionist just stopped "Tyler Perry's A Tyler Perry Production of a Tyler Perry Movie:  Diary of a Minstrel Drag Queen" when the crowd couldn't stop yelling "Oh SNAP!" and "Oh No He Didn't!"
 
2013-08-30 10:28:05 AM  

JohnnyRebel88: Fixxor: I was there and the audience couldn't shut the fark up down in front. Probably didnt help that security was weak, and the people were absolutely fall down wasted by the time he took stage at 9:55.

He did a few jokes but people kept trying to say things to him at first. It started with the general "I love you's", and other comments about where has he been.

He kept giving in and acknowledging the idiots in te audience who yelled crap out. He lost his cool about 3-5 minutes in and exclaimed how bad of an audience we were. I'm guessing that spurred more heckling.

I had a crappy lawn seat (for anyone who has been at the Comcast theater/whatever the hell it's been called over the years knows the lawn seats kinda suck, especially if you don't have a blanket.)


TL:DR Chappelle acknowledged the massively drunk d-bags who in turn heckled more.

(I couldn't hear much heckling from where I was, just could see/hear his reactions to it)

Do you feel that he was justified, or do you feel that you were ripped off?  Both?


My gf's sister won us all free tickets, so I didn't care by that point.

I knew Dave would walk off the stage after hearing his frustration about 5 min in. It was only after two people behind us started fighting and literally throwing people down the lawn (giant hill) that our group of friends got up and left mid Chappelle "set".

I thought people would be rioting they were so mad. Some people paid 50-100 bucks for actual seats. I'd be PO'ed too.
 
2013-08-30 10:28:31 AM  

minoridiot: I'm sure the crowd would have quieted if he was interesting or funny.  He probably deserved to be boo'd.


The way he was dressed!?!?! He totally had it coming.
 
2013-08-30 10:28:33 AM  

manwithplanx: I was there as well and I completely blame the venue

The Comcast Theater is split into two sections, seats up front under cover and a lot of lawn room behind them. The lawn was respectful and laughing when supposed to, shutting up when supposed to and etc. But the assholes up front would not stop shouting. At one point some girl in an expensive seat said "I'm in college, I paid for this" and Chappelle looked so farking disappointed, At multiple points when he was still trying to gain control he pointed out dozens of people being rude or recording with their phone and the security team didn't do shiat.


That's what I needed to read.  Sounds like the venue did indeed drop the ball.
 
2013-08-30 10:29:11 AM  
Whiny ass performer.  If you were doing a good enough job to hold their attention, you wouldn't have had to 'tell' them to be quiet, they would have been quiet on their own.

But, you didn't.  You were boring.  So boring, in fact, that they started to entertain each other with conversation rather than give you more time to not entertain them.

All of which culminated in you throwing a temper tantrum because your sad-ass material wasn't entertaining enough to keep them fixated on you and not each other, and then you walking out because they honestly didn't give enough of a shiat about your terrible material to give you another chance to bore them into actually 'talking' with each other.

Go home, find better material, try again.

Jesus christ, you were funny once, dude.
 
2013-08-30 10:29:33 AM  

minoridiot: manwithplanx: I was there as well and I completely blame the venue

The Comcast Theater is split into two sections, seats up front under cover and a lot of lawn room behind them. The lawn was respectful and laughing when supposed to, shutting up when supposed to and etc. But the assholes up front would not stop shouting. At one point some girl in an expensive seat said "I'm in college, I paid for this" and Chappelle looked so farking disappointed, At multiple points when he was still trying to gain control he pointed out dozens of people being rude or recording with their phone and the security team didn't do shiat.

I'm sure the crowd would have quieted if he was interesting or funny.  He probably deserved to be boo'd.


No, he started off his routine well with a couple jokes about how old he is and his disappearance, but people up front just kept shouting lines from his show and demanding his old routine, which he left the business over. I was there to see what new material he came up with, but a bunch of drunk assholes wanted a minstrel show. The crowd didn't turn as a whole until the end, when he left having done 3 or 4 jokes over ~30m
 
2013-08-30 10:29:55 AM  

manwithplanx: I was there as well and I completely blame the venue

The Comcast Theater is split into two sections, seats up front under cover and a lot of lawn room behind them. The lawn was respectful and laughing when supposed to, shutting up when supposed to and etc. But the assholes up front would not stop shouting. At one point some girl in an expensive seat said "I'm in college, I paid for this" and Chappelle looked so farking disappointed, At multiple points when he was still trying to gain control he pointed out dozens of people being rude or recording with their phone and the security team didn't do shiat.


I agree. The lawn was fairly respectable. Probably because everyone was so stoned they couldn't formulate a proper heckle if they tried
 
2013-08-30 10:31:29 AM  

Infernalist: Whiny ass performer.  If you were doing a good enough job to hold their attention, you wouldn't have had to 'tell' them to be quiet, they would have been quiet on their own.


Bullshiat, and the opinion of someone who has never worked with performers.

You have an obligation as the listener as much as they do as the entertainer. This bargain was not held up at this show.
 
2013-08-30 10:31:45 AM  
Honestly, he hasn't been funny since he did those films with Jackie Chan
 
2013-08-30 10:32:31 AM  

JerseyTim: There has to be a part of him that wishes he could go back in time and erase that Rick James skit.


Why? It's one of, if not the best, thing he's ever done, not to mention one of the best comedy pieces ever written, period.

/Always wondered how much truth was in it.
 
2013-08-30 10:35:01 AM  
Say what you want about Andrew Dice Clay but he knew how to deal with hecklers and people screaming out for him to do his rhymes. He did three hours of just that and it was hilarious. The Day the Laughter Died. I think Dave just lost his shiat.
 
2013-08-30 10:36:31 AM  
Andy Kaufman wants his gimmick back
 
2013-08-30 10:36:36 AM  
I had a friend that saw him in Knoxville and said no one was respectful what so ever. He told jokes but it was more so him trying to fight with the audience to keep them quiet
 
2013-08-30 10:41:08 AM  
Hecklers deserve it when they get torn to pieces by comedians. We're paying to hear the performer, not the audience. So shut the fark up!

However, Dave pulled something similar at the Houston show last Saturday, and the crowd was as reasonably respectable as one could expect from a packed, open air amphitheater. Really long pauses, didn't finish jokes he started, and the actual show was just him biatching about all the money he passed up on and he got off the stage after 30 minutes. And 10 of those minutes was him blowing out a birthday cake. I read he did the same thing in Austin and Dallas. I was already pissed Jeffrey Ross and Jim Jeffries were no shows with no explanation. But Madrigal, Burress and Martin were solid, so it wasn't a total wash. If they do it again, I hope they pick a closed area next time. I couldn't hear FOTC for shiat.
 
2013-08-30 10:42:36 AM  

Mugato: Say what you want about Andrew Dice Clay but he knew how to deal with hecklers and people screaming out for him to do his rhymes. He did three hours of just that and it was hilarious. The Day the Laughter Died. I think Dave just lost his shiat.


I think stand-up is getting harder. People in this country don't have any respect anymore, everyone gets drunk and has to steal the attention from the comedian. There should be a standard rule in comedy clubs, no heckling, no cell phones, and anyone who breaks those rules just once gets their skull bounced through the exit door like that scene in Casino.

Having said that, I do think Chapelle has some mental issues he hasn't been able to get past.
 
2013-08-30 10:43:46 AM  

brantgoose: People used to blame such behaviour on TV, but that's getting old. What TV? Most of the younger audience members probably don't have a TV, just a cellphone and a laptop in an empty room with a futon or mattress on the floor.

I've seen several black comedians lately dealing with really rowdy crowds. I imagine Dave Chappelle did it with better grace than most. Even if he didn't I'm on his side. He's smart, earnest and talented. He doesn't deserve this shiat from audience members who are none of those things.

Socialization seems to be failing. Teenagers locked in their rooms sexting each other all night long are going to learn nothing from family, friends or teachers, not even the basics of civilized conduct. Is this autism or just the fashion? As one of Stephen Leacock's characters wondered about his son, are they asses because they can't help it or because he thought it was smart (fashionable)?.


It's society. We have shows like Jackas on MTV or reality tv in general that tells people, "hey it's cool to be rip roaring moron and I'm cool because of it." It also doesn't help that these kids spend time on the internet using some fake sign on name to go around the internet being complete jerks to everyone else. Then we have things like "the customer is always right" which makes people think yelling and screaming at anyone in a store to get your way at all times is a good thing. Overall our society is rotting from the inside because no one gives a crap about anyone else it's all about me me me.
 
2013-08-30 10:43:57 AM  

Infernalist: Whiny ass performer.  If you were doing a good enough job to hold their attention, you wouldn't have had to 'tell' them to be quiet, they would have been quiet on their own.

But, you didn't.  You were boring.  So boring, in fact, that they started to entertain each other with conversation rather than give you more time to not entertain them.

All of which culminated in you throwing a temper tantrum because your sad-ass material wasn't entertaining enough to keep them fixated on you and not each other, and then you walking out because they honestly didn't give enough of a shiat about your terrible material to give you another chance to bore them into actually 'talking' with each other.

Go home, find better material, try again.

Jesus christ, you were funny once, dude.


Not sure if troll or just stupid.

As for the venue, I'd fire the security. It's their JOB to get rid of people who are being drunk or disorderly. At least that's the way it is in most comedy clubs.
 
2013-08-30 10:44:11 AM  

Infernalist: Whiny ass performer.  If you were doing a good enough job to hold their attention, you wouldn't have had to 'tell' them to be quiet, they would have been quiet on their own.

But, you didn't.  You were boring.  So boring, in fact, that they started to entertain each other with conversation rather than give you more time to not entertain them.

All of which culminated in you throwing a temper tantrum because your sad-ass material wasn't entertaining enough to keep them fixated on you and not each other, and then you walking out because they honestly didn't give enough of a shiat about your terrible material to give you another chance to bore them into actually 'talking' with each other.

Go home, find better material, try again.

Jesus christ, you were funny once, dude.


People who were there: the crowd was being ridiculous, no wonder he walked off stage, it's really the arena's fault for having such bad security

Jackass on Fark: whiny performer! You weren't good enough that's why they were heckling you! I'm commenting even though I have no idea what happened!

Thanks for your input, Jackass on Fark.
 
2013-08-30 10:44:32 AM  

factoryconnection: Man I would be PISSED if I finally got to see a comedian that I love and some raised-in-a-barn motherf*ckers ruined it because they couldn't keep their stupid-assed comments to themselves.


I was raised in a barn (by wolves!), and even I have enough tact to keep my damn mouth shut during a performance.

/Well, unless that performance is a rock concert
//Or a sporting event
///WOOOOOO PACKEEEERS
 
2013-08-30 10:44:39 AM  
 
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