Dave Chappelle opens for Chris Rock and Kevin Hart at NYC show

Kevin Hart says his show Saturday night with Chris Rock at Madison Square Garden in New York City, was “by far the best moment of my career.” 

Hart made this known on Instagram.

According to Complex, Hart reached that conclusion after Dave Chappelle showed up unannounced to open for the two stand-up legends. 

Quoting Deadline, the outlet reports that the audience was surprised to see Chappelle walk out as his “C” logo was displayed on the screen. “Had to sneak my way in here,” he told the crowd, in an apparent reference to the Minneapolis venue First Avenue canceling the comedian’s appearance last week over the backlash towards the transphobic remarks in his latest Netflix special The Closer.

Chappelle added, “Despite what you may have read about in the news, I’m okay, and I appreciate the support.”

Chappelle spoke for more than 20 minutes, and touched on a number of topics involving him, including the Hollywood Bowl incident where 23-year-old Isaiah Lee jumped onstage and tackled the comedian. Chappelle jokingly said he hopes Lee gets monkeypox, saying, “Not that he should die, but his ass should itch for four to six weeks.” 

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