While doing a surprise performance in San Francisco on Thursday evening at the Masonic Auditorium, comedian Dave Chapelle expressed his contempt for the city, asking the crowd a very important question.
“What the f—k happened to this place?” he asked during his set, according to SFGATE’s review of the show.
During the performance, Chappelle, 49, spoke about the homelessness problem in San Francisco, and allegedly told a story about seeing someone poop right in front of the restaurant he was about to dine at.
According to a February 2023 report by the Public Policy Institute of California, as of 2022, 30% of all people who experienced homelessness in the United States resided in California.
Chappelle also said that The Bay Area had become “half ‘Glee,’ half zombie movie,” and joked that they needed “a Batman,” the outlet reported.
However, his take on San Fran wasn’t all bad – before he got into all the reasons why he didn’t seem to like being there in the beginning of the show, he referred to the city as his second home.
He explained that early on in his comedy career he would perform there a lot – hundreds of times, in fact.
The outlet also noted that there were no special guests to join him this time around – not even Twitter scion Elon Musk, whom he brought out on stage the last time he was in San Francisco.
In June, Chappelle will be making his way to Pennsylvania for two shows, but it’s unclear if he’ll be touching down in New York City anytime soon.
Over the past few years, the comedian has been marked by some controversies – including one this past November, which took place while he hosted “Saturday Night Live.”
Chappelle’s appearance led some staff writers at the late-night show to boycott the episode before he even showed up.
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