You can’t hit the nail on the head every time you go around swingin’ a hammer, and there’s no better proof of that than watching Dave Chappelle absolutely bomb out during his live stand-up performance at the Fillmore last Thursday. According to TMZ, an allegedly “wasted” Chappelle got up on stage an hour late, then sat in a chair and slurred his words. It wouldn’t have been too awful if at least the words he were slurring were jokes, but they weren’t. They were just garbled crap.
According to multiple people in the crowd during Thursday night’s 9:30 show at the Fillmore … a seemingly wasted Chappelle took the stage an hour late (mostly due to the crowd still being seated), and told very few jokes. Instead, he sat quietly smoking, rambling, and slurring his speech.
In this video you can hear someone in the crowd yell, “Let’s hear some of the act!” Dave responds, “Well sir, it’s a little late for that. Right now I’ve gotta get off the stage because it’s 2:00 in the morning.”
The crowd quickly reminds him it was only 1 AM.(Via)
Fans blew anywhere from $50 to $240 to see Chappelle “perform” and are now seeking refunds, however a spokesperson for the Fillmore told TMZ that they’re “not responsible for the artists’ content.” Aka, if the show sucks then you’re screwed.
As for whether or not Chappelle made a comeback after this disastrous performance:
… a rep tells us, “Out of the 50 shows on the tour, Thursday was definitely not his best set On the flip side, the incident inspired some additional sharp-witted material and (Friday) he came back with a vengeance.”(Via)
Can’t win them all.