‘Epic Night!’: Just Days After One Venue ‘Cancels’ Dave Chappelle, He Surprises Delighted Audience In NYC

‘Epic Night!’: Just Days After One Venue ‘Cancels’ Dave Chappelle, He Surprises Delighted Audience In NYC


Comedian Dave Chappelle dropped in on a surprised and apparently delighted New York City audience on Saturday, appearing as the unannounced opening act for fellow comedians Chris Rock and Kevin Hart for their “Only Headliners Allowed” tour stop at Madison Square Garden.

Chappelle, who was ousted from a Minnesota venue less than a week earlier over jokes critics had slammed as “transphobic,” joined the two onstage and was greeted by an explosion of applause from the audience.

“Had to sneak my way in here,” Chappelle reportedly told the audience by way of explanation, walking out to Radiohead’s “Karma Police.”

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“Despite what you may have read about in the news, I’m OK, and I appreciate the support,” he added.

Hart called Chappelle’s appearance “the best moment” of his career, sharing

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