Alonzo Mourning(notes) probably needs a good laugh; and it's a shame Dave Chappelle just couldn't provide more than one at Zo's Summer Groove charity event over the weekend. Upset with audience members taping his act, Chappelle reportedly stood on stage near-silently for over 45 minutes until his set ended.
At a charity event, mind you, and in continuation of Mourning's July from Hell. Police in Miami are suspecting Mourning of leaving a scene of an early morning accident from earlier this month, and a lawsuit has been filed against him in the wake of the accident. Chappelle was supposed to open up for D.L. Hughley at the comedic portion of Mourning's charity event, now in its 15th year, but apparently you can't cross the former Chapelle's Show co-creator with a camera during his set.
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 jut 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 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****y 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 he said, He'll send me a tape of his better comedy work. This is a trip!
A trip indeed.