Dave Chappelle surprises Madison Square Garden audience by opening for Chris Rock and Kevin Hart

By Corey Atad.

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Comedy fans in New York got a huge surprise on Saturday night.

Dave Chappelle opened for Chris Rock and Kevin Hart on their Madison Square Garden show, heading to Radiohead’s “Karma Police” with a cigarette in hand.

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According TMZthe opening set lasted around 20 minutes and Chappelle covered a number of topics, including cancellation culture and the recent cancellation of a show in Minneapolis after staff protested the comedian about his comments about trans people.

“Had to sneak in here,” Chappelle joked, “despite what you may have read in the news, I’m fine and appreciate the support.”

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He also opened up about getting tackled at the Hollywood Bowl earlier this year, joking that his bodyguards were slow to react because their dress shoes meant they were “sliding around like a bowling alley”.

Chappelle also joked that he hoped his attacker caught monkey pox while behind bars, “not that he has to die, but his ass should itch for four to six weeks.”

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