Posted in comedy on August 24, 2014

photo courtesy of Oddball tour
Dave

You may remember that the Hartford stop of last year's Funny or Die Oddball Comedy tour was where Dave Chappelle walked off stage due to unruly hecklers. The 2014 Oddball Comedy Tour returned to Hartford last night (8/23), this time with Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress, Dave Attell and Kevin Iso. Throughout the night, host Brody Stevens referenced last year's incident, saying it lit a fire under the tour. Earlier in the the day on the side stage, he said "NYC's only an hour away, you never know who could show up." And he was right. After Louie's headlining set, he said, "Ladies and gentlemen, Dave Chappelle." And Dave himself returned to the same stage that last year's "meltdown" occurred. This time it was all positivity though. He got a standing ovation from most of the crowd for his entire time on stage, which was half an apology and half a mini-set.

Watch a video of his set, with the list of remaining Oddball dates, below...

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2014 Oddball Comedy Tour Dates
Aug. 29 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 30 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 31 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 5 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
Sept. 6 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Sept. 7 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept. 12 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 13 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sept. 14 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sept. 19 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sept. 20 - Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sept. 21 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater

*lineups vary by city

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Comments (13)

It's too bad Chappelle isn't funny anymore. The Radio City comeback shows merely highlighted how bitter, aimless and inarticulate he has become.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2014 3:04 PM

It's too bad BV Commenters aren't funny anymore. Every post merely highlights how bitter, aimless and inarticulate they have become.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2014 10:23 PM

^ I have to agree... I feel like this only good comments are the ones chickpea based.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2014 11:54 PM

People in the music filed are certain for success. All they need is to support the demands.

Posted by Eric Ludy | August 25, 2014 3:17 AM

It's too bad that some BV readers look to BV comments as their source of meaning in this life. It's so predictable, given how bitter, aimless and inarticulate they have become.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 9:24 AM

"It's too bad BV Commenters aren't funny anymore. Every post merely highlights how bitter, aimless and inarticulate they have become."

Good job of describing yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 9:57 AM

BV comment section might very well be the worst place on earth.

Posted by Samuel L. Jackson | August 25, 2014 11:12 AM

In order to elevate the quality of Brooklyn Vegan Comments, I will now post a much needed recipe in hopes of elating the upset masses:

2 (15.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Place beans and garlic in a food processor; pulse 5 times or until chopped. Add 1/2 cup water and remaining ingredients; pulse until smooth, scraping down sides as needed.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 11:23 AM

"BV comment section might very well be the worst place on earth."

and yet, you keep coming back. take a moment to reflect on what that says about you.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 12:00 PM

slow news day

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 12:07 PM

Seriously, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper? Are your taste buds English? Years of hummus jokes and this is your insipid recipe? This is like the ending to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 12:14 PM

Glad to hear the crowd was a little more respectable this time round. Chappelle deserves the applause!

Posted by Family Lawyers Perth | August 25, 2014 11:59 PM

Has-been. (plural has-beens) 1.(pejorative) A person, especially one formerly popular or influential, who continues in their field after their popularity or effectiveness has peaked and is now in decline. This is the most accurate description of who we endured last night at the 11/1/2014 10 pm show at the Pageant in St. Louis, MO. When Dave came on stage it was impossible not to notice how obviously drunk beyond reason he was and he even admitted out loud in a humiliating matter of fact tone with no regard for the audience how completely drunk he was. As he drunkenly stumbled and mumbled his way through half his 10 pm set he often stopped to sit on the front steps of the stage as well as lay down against the speakers delivering his unfunny idiotic banter. My favorite moment was the end of the show. I had been a fan of his for years and was extremely disappointed and outragged that I wasted my hard earned money to support this selfish sloppy sad washed up has-been drunk previously funny comedian. Dave lost a fan last night and all my respect. Dave is not funny at all and needs to stop ripping off his loyal fans. It was sad to see him this way. This is one show that does not need to go on, it was/is a tragically pathetic showcase of a once funny drunk disaster of a man. Chappelle it's over! You are embarrassing yourself, your family, and your poor dog baba. You should have stayed on hiatus indefinitely...it is not too late to stop...please do us all a favor and let us remember you for the man you were, not the mess you are.

Posted by davefannomore | November 2, 2014 2:24 PM

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