Dave Chappelle checks text messages during performance

Dave Chappelle, public domain
Dave Chappelle, public domain

Dave Chappelle has been a ghost for the past few years since his television show ended and he disappeared, but he returned to the stage last night for a charity event in Miami.

Chappelle sucked the funny out of the event and as things turned from bad to worse for the comedian, he decided to start checking his text messages.

Reports say that Chappelle was distracted by fans videotaping him and started up conversations with them and stopped telling jokes all together.

Roland D. Martin from CNN was in attendance and tweeted throughout Chappelle’s performance, saying;

“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. 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.”

The charity event called ‘Zo’s Summer Groove, was organized by former NBA player Alonzo Mourning.  All funds raised by the event are being donated to Alonzo’s youth charity.


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