Maybe all comedian Dave Chappelle needs is some yoga? That’s what Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra thinks, or at least that’s what he tweeted Thursday morning, a week after Chappelle was heckled so bad during a performance in the fine CT town he eventually walked off stage after just 25 minutes (his contracted minimum). Chappelle was in Hartford co-headling Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, but the rowdiness of the audience who just couldn’t pipe down (ie. “I’m Rick James, bitch!” on repeat) proved to surpass his heckle-meter and he stopped less than halfway through his set.
In response to all the hubbub, Hartford Mayor Segarra decided to make a public suggestion.
Dave Chappelle should quit whining, do his job and try some yoga. #HartfordHasIt P.E.S.
— Mayor Pedro Segarra (@HartfordMayor) September 5, 2013
Dave Chappelle, of course, had a few choice words for his ‘young, white alcoholic’ hecklers of Hartford. He told a (much tamer) Chicago audience almost a week after the incident:
“I wouldn’t go back to Hartford for f—–g gas.”
“I don’t want anything bad to happen to the United States,” Chappelle continued, “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 in that f—– arena.”
Ouch! Comedian scorned.
You know, part of us wishes Chappelle had popped into a few yoga poses on stage. Pratyahara, bitches.
[NBC Connecticut, NY Daily News]
image via CNN
Yoga doesn’t cure racism.
(and yes, I am from CT)
Why would DC do a show in Hartford CT?? I mean you might as well to the middle of an aryan nation! I think DC is hilarious- one of my favorite comedians. WTF does this mayor know about yoga??? I would be pretty pissed off- but that is the bummer- several people upset/angry-
Yikes! Love Dave Chappelle, and don’t blame him for walking off in CT, since the crowd wouldn’t shut the hell up, but don’t agree with his comments afterward!