Dave Chappelle tells Chicago he 'wanted to pull a reverse Kramer' in Hartford
Dave Chappelle has spoken out about his onstage meltdown in Hartford, Conn., last week, telling a crowd in Chicago he "wanted to pull a reverse Kramer" on all the "young, white alcoholics" in the crowd heckling him. So it's safe to say he's not over it.
"I don't want anything bad to happen to the United States, but if North Korea ever drops a nuclear bomb on this country, I swear to God I hope it lands in Hartford, Connecticut," he told the fans, according to TMZ. He complained about the "evil" crowd, and invoked the racial-slur dropping spirit of Michael Richards, circa 2006. "I wanted to pull a reverse Kramer and call them all crackers or something crazy like that," he added.
He laughed off his own behavior a little bit, though, saying the Hartford crowd feels lucky they saw his "freak out" in person. "That s---'s like being at a f---ing tiger show the night Sigfried and Roy got their throats bit out by the tiger ... I know deep down, that's why you go to the tiger show. You don't go to see somebody be safe."
Listen to the audio below to hear what Chappelle sounds like on a more even keel. While swearing a lot.