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Written on Open Letter: Knoxville, About That Dave Chappelle Show...:

Some of these are truly amazing. Here are some things about Stand Up:
Crowd Control is up to the performer to a certain point, then the venue has to step in... but why should there be a need for this? You call yourself a fan? Then Shut up and at least hear what the performer has to say, Just because you paid whatever YOU DO NOT DICTATE WHAT THE SHOW WILL BE ABOUT. It's that simple and if it's not funny TO YOU.Leave or simply don't laugh, but at least respect those who may be having a good time
Hecklers or Heckling IS NOT a part of stand up, it really should not be a part of any live performance...but sadly, many people have become soooooo needy and his has to be all about them.No matter if they paid,others paid, they come drunk, become unruly and then proceed to disrespect he entertainer and the people around them.
As the guy who had the privilege to open for Dave I can say this much...
If you were NOT a fan of Dave Chappelle before the Dave Chappelle Show, you probably wouldn't be a fan now.I'm a stand up 17 years and I'm still a fan. Very heady comedy, a masterful storyteller and absolutely one of the greatest at misdirection. He's a genius.. simply put.
See.. comedy has been so watered down over the past few years, fans cant tell the difference between comedy and gimmickry... damn shame, he's one of the best.Louis Ck who is also a favorite of mine probably would have walked off too out of frustration. See there's a lot of weak a** "Comedians" out here and because the Hollywood machine of 20 somethings can tell you who's funny and who ain't simply through good PR. You bite.. that's why you see some kid on TV, looks funny, you spend your money and leave dissatisfied and you should... he or she had been telling jokes in LA or NYC to smart, pretty crowds, got discovered and then sent to Letterman or Leno as the Nest Thing... never doing 2 shows in somewhere like Macon Ga with a crowd much rowdier than here believe it or not... not battle tested... but I see here that Dave doesn't have an act because he chose to fight off hundreds of people who simply don't know how to act?! Trust me... NOBODY walks out with as much money as he did the other night and not have an act.
Dave is a brilliant artist who deserved so much better than what he got here.I heard the better of 4 sets he did. When he could do material... all fresh, all new and some of you didn't hear it, and judging from what I read here some of you are responsible.
Comics handle hecklers in different ways he chose to engage as many as he could. I'd have quit much earlier and just live to tell jokes another day in a crowd that size .A club is a more controlled environment... the other night was deplorable.
The best show of the two nights I had with him was the late show in Chattanooga, the crowd was very well behaved and when he had a chance to do his thing, it was vintage Dave. Long stories with HUGE punchlines.He did over 90 minutes.
Too bad Knoxville missed it
Spanky Brown

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