Dave Chappelle hasn’t opened for anybody in years, however that modified Saturday night time when he warmed up the group — yeah, extra like supercharged the group — for Chris Rock and Kevin Hart.
It was an enormous shock to throughout at Madison Sq. Backyard in NYC … Dave simply got here out on stage, cig in hand with no intro. He walked out to Radiohead’s “Karma Police” after which talked extensively about cancel tradition … and the group ate it up.
There was an indirect reference to the venue that canceled his efficiency in Minneapolis just a few days in the past after protests erupted. Dave mentioned, “Needed to sneak my method in right here,” including, “regardless of what you’ll have examine within the information, I’m okay, and I respect the assist.”
He wasn’t simply up on stage for a couple of minutes … it was actually a gap set, which lasted greater than 20 minutes. Dave talked about getting tackled on the Hollywood bowl, suggesting his bodyguards had been sluggish on the uptake as a result of they had been carrying gown footwear … grousing they had been “sliding in every single place like at a bowling alley.”
He made it clear … he was pissed at information shops that known as the assault “alleged” … it was, in spite of everything, captured on video.
As for his attacker’s punishment, Dave mentioned he hopes the man will get monkeypox behind bars, including, “not that he ought to die, however his ass ought to itch for 4 to 6 weeks.”
When it was Chris Rock and Kevin Hart’s flip, they killed for an hour, each referencing Will Smith a number of occasions. Chris additionally mocked cancel tradition, saying, “Anybody who says phrases harm has by no means been punched within the face.”
The present ended with all 3 on stage, and there was a contest of types over who was the G.O.A.T. Kevin mentioned Chris was it, and Dave chimed in … “That is the worst night time of this goat’s life.”