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Racist attacks Dave Chappelle on stage

When a comedian gets a tough crowd, he can either crumble or rise to the comedic occasion. Dave Chappelle faced this point at a recent show in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when the comedian was attacked by a racist while onstage. The man identified now as Christian Englander actually threw a banana peel and hit Chappelle.


The obvious racist action, however, did not stop Chappelle from digging into the situation and the attacker with vicious comedic wit. The assault on Chappelle was premeditated because of a perceived insult to one of Englander’s friends. According to Englander, his friend, identified as Johnny Appleseed, was drawing in a comic book during Chapelle’s performance. Chappelle then singled out the individual for a little comedic reminder to pay attention to the show. Englander felt Chappelle’s comments were racist and in retaliation threw the banana peel. Englander was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct.

Chappelle responded as follows:

“Hey, who just threw a banana peel? Hey, would you guys like to see your favorite comedian beat the s–t out of somebody?

First of all, I am not going to let White people ruin bananas for me *^&%&%*& they’re a good source of potassium. And I know my man — I see Corey just jumped off the stage. Corey is one of my Black friends from Harlem. Corey when you find that muthaf—-, do not throw him out, bring him to me. First, I’m going to kill him with my comedy and then I’m going to kick him in his f—ing face.

I can’t believe not only that someone threw a banana on stage; I can’t believe that they had a banana on them, this entire time. And he thought, ‘I’ll just throw the peel at Dave Chappelle.’ He knows I’m going to be mad. ‘Je’ suis Charlie.’ That’s what he said when he threw the banana peel. ‘Je suis Charlie N-word. What a guy can’t draw a cartoon?’ … What a b—h.”


  1. britishrose on April 1, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    and yet white folks are the ones flocking to his shows , just like they hate kenya west and they buy out his concerts , its like they are so hateful of us they are willing to spend money to see us . lol the strangiest thing , every since the rockers of the 70s and 80s died white folks really got no where to go but rapp concerts , and their children got win that rapp is legendary music that still makes them rebels white kids use rappp music as a rebellion against thier parents who grew up loving , acid rock , led zepplin zz hill , white snake .. .ozzy ozburn , kizz, etc now their kids dont like that music cause there was no one to carry on the legend and the rapp music happen to be on the side line .. waiting ..

  2. 7734real on April 1, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    TO: BRITISHROSE….Sorry, but…rap will NEVER be music for ‘me’ although others feel differently. Except for a very small few who I may actually like, I find the bulk of rap to be CRAP! The grunting, (like they’re sitting on the toilet), and fast talking mono tone is totally disgustingly irritating to me. Mainly because MOST of the time, you can not understand what they are saying! I’ll take the music of Marvin Gaye, Donnie Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, Bobby Womack and Stevie Wonder over these ‘rappers’ ANY DAY!!! Sadly, except for Stevie, all the other best of the best that I’ve named are no longer with us in the flesh. BUT, their music is still here for us to enjoy over these johnny come lately, none talented artist who claim to be singers and musicians today. Cherish the FEW REAL artists who are still among us today though SOME may no longer perform! Cherish them anyway! Give them their props! Patti Labelle, Lionel Richie, Gladys knight, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Phillies own Gamble & Huff along with the Dells, Chi towns Earth, Wind & Fire, and again…Steveland Morris,( who is Stevie Wonder), plus others I can not name at this time. Regardless, you get the point!

    • koollaid on April 2, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      You [7734real], don’t get the point..”currant” music that has folks “rapp’n” is not Hip Hop. no one figured Hip Hop would be a world wide phenominum as it is today [].

      All of the artists you “cherish” are the same samples that past and the majority of what Artists “rap” in currant music use as inspiration. White folks flock to all their shows the same as they flock to Chappelle none cater to white folks. It has been this way since the beginning of time every where you go in the world someone white flocks to the entertainment created and performed by persons of color.

      Know our [Black Peoples] history…

      also why would he go to a live “comedy” show and sit close enough to be seen from the stage drawing? I can name several Comedians that he would not have thrown anything at because it would not have ended so peacefully none of these are not black..

  3. Jason on April 1, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    You mess with the stage – you deserve to get beat down.