Dave Chappelle had a “BET Awkward Moment” during a recent stand up comedic performance in Miami at NBA star Alonzo Mourning’s Summer Groove charity event. CNN and TV One analyst Roland Martin tweeted live from the event:
“This Dave Chappelle set is bizarre. He’s spent more time going back & forth with one audience member, & pretty much stopped telling jokes. One woman just yelled, “Can you tell a joke so we can enjoy ourselves!” He got texted four times during his show and actually checked them. I’m just not understanding what threw him off. He’s complained about folks videotaping his set, yelling out loud. I don’t get it. “This crowd is as serious as hell,” he says.
Dave, we’re trying to figure out what we’ve listened to for the last 25 minutes. Chappelle says this is a “test of wills.” He keeps saying “tick tock” & he has “nothing but time.” He’s just staring at the crowd & sighing. “As s—ty as the show is, I can’t wait to explain this on CNN.” Dave Chappelle complaining about a guy taping his whole show. Then Dave started talking to me, asking if I was putting this on CNN. Yes, from the stage! He’s been on stage 46 minutes & told one joke. He kept saying “I respect your work.” And then said, He’ll send me a tape of his better comedy work. This is a trip! One of Chappelle’s folks told me he hates hecklers, and that totally threw him off. And every little thing that happened just took him off.”
It is reported that Dave began yelling at audience members and texting while on stage.