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Dave Chappelle talks about failed Detroit show, Flint in new Netflix special

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DETROIT – Dave Chappelle's first new stand up special in more than 10 years was released on Netflix this week.

Chappelle began the special by addressing a 2015 show in Detroit where he was booed at the Fillmore.

Chappelle started by refuting the report that he left after being booed. "I was booed. But I did not leave," said Chappelle.

Chappelle recalled the crowd booing and asking for their money back. "I'm like Evel Knievel, I get paid for the attempt."

Chappelle also talked about why he didn't attend a scheduled charity event in Flint for the Flint Water Crisis.

He said he got a last minute ticket to the Oscars from fellow comedian Chris Rock, and couldn't pass up the chance.

"What was I going to do with the water? I'm not a superhero! I want to have fun, too."

You can watch his new stand up specials on Netflix. The first two parts of a three part series were released Tuesday.

 


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