Apart from his surprise set with Chris Rock in the West Village's Comedy Cellar a year ago, this will be Chappelle's first headline billing in NYC since he abandoned Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show in 2005.
Last summer, Chappelle closed a Funny Or Die festival show in Hartford, Connecticut, where the arena crowd just wouldn't shut up. Chappelle got tense and defensive. The crowd whined. Chappelle walked off stage to the tune of boos and hisses. He performed through the end of the tour, at least, to its conclusion on September 22 in Phoenix.
Let's try this again.
I will strangle and maim whoever heckles this set.