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Dave Chappelle walked off the stage mid performance during Thursday night’s Funny or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival in Hartford, Conn. after becoming fed up by noisy audience members.
According to TMZ, Chappelle became annoyed by the unruly crowd within a few minutes from taking the stage. He stopped his routine, lectured the crowd on manners before sitting on his stool for some 25 minutes and then walked off stage.
E! News reports that the hecklers, no Chappelle, were bashed on Twitter by fellow comedian Patton Oswalt who tweeted, “Dear Dave Chappelle's fans: He's one of the best comedians working, & you're not letting him do what he loves. Stop being a**holes.” He later added, “Chappelle's touring now, trying to do his usual, brilliant stuff, and the crowds are screaming, "I'm Rick James, bitch!" Idiots.”
Chappelle has not released a statement of his own but you can see a clip from the show in the video below.