Chap­pelle stops show, walks off the stage

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

HART­FORD, Conn. — Fans are up­set af­ter Dave Chap­pelle stopped his head­lin­ing set at a Con­necti­cut com­edy show be­cause of heck­lers and left the stage af­ter telling only a few jokes.

Chap­pelle was the clos­ing act Thurs­day night at the Odd­ball Com­edy & Cu­rios­ity Fes­ti­val at the Com­cast Theatre in Hart­ford. Fans say he stopped his rou­tine af­ter only a few min­utes. He sat on a stool mak­ing com- ments about the sit­u­a­tion and re­spond­ing to heck­lers un­til the end of what ap­par­ently was his con­trac­tu­ally man­dated time on stage.

The Odd­ball Fest posted a tweet ask­ing Hart­ford to “pipe down and let Dave Chap­pelle do his thing!”

Some fans say the whole thing was awkward, and some say they should get re­funds.

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Chap­pelle couldn’t be reached Fri­day.

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