Who could “diss” comedian Dave Chappelle? Why would they want to disrespect a guy that makes you laugh with his insightful and witty jabs at racial disparities, family life and the wacky world we all live in? If you have been keeping up with entertainment news then you already know that Chappelle was heckled while performing a live show in Hartford, Connecticut this summer. The hecklers appeared to have won the battle when Chappelle stormed from the stage and refused to continue his comedy act.
In Chappelle’s defense, he did try to deal rationally with the heckling situation before finally running out of patience. He has since stated that he will never return to Hartford, and it is a safe bet that the entire state of CN is currently off his radar. Fans have now had the chance to see Dave back at the top of his game when he was a headline act at the Funny or Die Oddball and Curiosity Festival. This was an end-of-summer event that took place from August 23-September 22, 2013. Yes, there were some definite “digs” and Chappelle did not worry whether his lines were going to offend anyone’s “sensitive” ears.
Now Dave Chappelle is continuing to extract his revenge with sharply worded jokes and comments that target the Hartford hecklers, the Hartford community and even the town mayor. At a Salt Lake City venue the comedian made sure that the world knew he has “no love” remaining for this northeastern city. One of his more strident comments during his UT performance concerned the fact that he hoped any N. Korean nuclear bomb would land directly on Hartford.
While these types of remarks have created a windstorm of controversy for the comedian he does not appear to be ready to make any apologies. He does seem to be enjoying every moment that he is on stage, and if he provokes and prods the "powers that be" it will not be the first time that he has managed to step on a few toes. It is important to remember that Chappelle is simply doing what he does best-using his words to convey his feelings. He is still making people laugh, and perhaps he is now making others take another look at how their crass behavior can create echoes that reach far into the future.