Dave Chappelle – Fuck Hartford Rant
So much better than Hartford. I will never go back - I won't even go to Hartford for fucking gas. I don't want anything bad to happen to the United States, but if North Korea ever drops a nuclear bomb on this country, I swear to God, I hope it lands in Hartford, Connecticut. On stage at that fucking arena.
That crowd was evil, those motherfuckers were torturers - an arena full of suburban torturers. Young white alcoholics, just booing and talking all kinds of shit. It was like I wanted to pull a 'reverse Kramer' and call them all 'crackers' or something crazy like that. I know that shit would be on YouTube: funny man Dave Chappelle calls a room full of white people 'crackers.'
Couldn't do that. I felt bad when Kramer did that shit to us. I was a Seinfeld fan to the end, but when he did that shit was like - "Kramer, that's fucked up, you lost me." That was the black dude in me. The comedian in me was just like, "Woo this nigga's having a tough set - hang in there Kramer, don't let 'em break you."
That shit in Hartford was bad. And you know that crowd feels lucky that they got to see me freak out. It's just like being at a fucking tiger show the night Siegfried and Roy got their throats bit out by the tigers. It's fucked up, and I know deep down that's why you go to the tiger show. You don't go to see somebody be safe. You guys're thinking in the back of your mind, "This motherfucker might get bit - I'd see that for 35 dollars."
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