Dave Chappelle responds to last week's hecklers, vows to 'never' return to Hartford

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Dave Chappelle really doesn’t like Hartford, Connecticut.

The comedian — back for a handful of gigs after exiting his wildly popular Comedy Central show more than seven years ago — refused to put up with an unruly crowd in the New England town last week, walking offstage when the hecklers wouldn’t calm down. Well, he was back onstage Tuesday night in Chicago, and he had a lot to say about the ill-fated gig, starting out by telling the crowd: “You’re so much better than Hartford!”

“I will never go back,” he vowed in a four-minute audio clip uploaded to YouTube. “I won’t even go to Hartford for f—ing gas.”

He took his distaste for Hartford even further, joking, “I don’t want anything bad to happen to the United States, but if North Korea drops a nuclear bomb on this country, I swear to God, I hope it lands in Hartford, Connecticut. That crowd was evil. An arena full of suburban torturers. A room full of white alcoholics.

“I wanted to pull a reverse Kramer and call them all crackers,” he said, referring to Michael Richards’ infamous, N-word-spouting rant back in 2006.

The Chicago crowd clearly enjoyed the Hartford-hating bit — of course, they know what would have happened if they didn’t like it. Check out the NSFW audio below:


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