Dave Chappelle warmed up the crowd for Chris Rock and Kevin Hart at Madison Square Garden.
It was a huge surprise to the crowd, Chappelle just came out on stage, cigarette in hand with no introduction. He walked out to Radiohead's "Karma Police" and then talked extensively about cancel culture.
There was one reference to the venue that canceled his performance in Minneapolis a few days ago after protests erupted. Dave said, "Had to sneak my way in here. Despite what you may have read about in the news, I’m okay, and I appreciate the support.”
Dave talked about getting tackled at the Hollywood bowl, suggesting his bodyguards were slow on the uptake because they were wearing dress shoes. He made it clear he was pissed at news outlets that called the attack “alleged”.
As for his attacker's punishment, Dave said he hopes the guy gets monkeypox behind bars, adding, "not that he should die, but his a— should itch for four to six weeks.”
Source: People, NY Post.
Photo Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.