Ross Luippold: Dave Chappelle Almost Definitely Didn't Have A 'Meltdown'
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Chappelle's touring now, trying to do his usual, brilliant stuff, and the crowds are screaming, "I'm Rick James, bitch!" Idiots. — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 30, 2013
Audiences must learn how to respect Dave Chappelle, or we might lose him for good.
Last night in Hartford, Chappelle performed the fourth show of the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, one of the biggest outdoor comedy tours ever staged. Nearly as soon as the show was over, word spread across the Internet that Chappelle had, well, pulled a Chappelle. Accounts of the performance vary, but the consensus seems to be that he walked offstage in a huff after about half an hour, having performed very little material. The reasons he did this exist solely within the brain of Dave Chappelle.
Of course, that didn't stop folks from assuming that Chappelle suffered some sort of nervous breakdown onstage. The word "meltdown" was tossed around, despite the fact that by all accounts, he upset the
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