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VIDEO: Dave Chappelle read a book on stage to spite hecklers

Dave Chappelle's highly anticipated comedy tour rolled through Hartford, Connecticut on Thursday night, but the show was cut short when the comedian sat on a stool and read an audience member's book after dealing with hecklers and boo birds throughout the beginning of his set.

VIDEO: Dave Chappelle read a book on stage to spite hecklers

Dave Chappelle's highly anticipated comedy tour rolled through Hartford, Connecticut on Thursday night, but the show was cut short when the comedian sat on a stool and read an audience member's book after dealing with hecklers and boo birds throughout the beginning of his set.

After 10 minutes or so of his performance, Chappelle reportedly sat down on a stool, smoked cigarettes, and began reading an audience member's book while remaining on stage to fulfill his contract. He occasionally tossed out a barb or two and interacted with some of the hecklers close to the stage, commenting that it felt like the longest 30 minutes since he was waiting for his son to be born.

"I like some of you, I hate some of you, I forgive some of you, but I don't forgive all of you. You guys totally ruined my chances of running for Congress or something. Thank you. Goodnight," he added before dropping the mic and leaving the stage to Kanye West's "New Slaves".

The Laugh Button has video of the final 15 minutes of the performance and notes that a bunch of people on Twitter were saying that the crowd really was that awful and that Chappelle couldn't get a word in edgewise. [h/t NYMag]

Chappelle's tour is scheduled to come to the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden on Friday, September 6th.

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