Posted on July 11th, 2008 - By Bossip Staff
Categories: Chris Rock, News
Posted by Bossip Staff
Dave Chappelle was a no show for an event that he was set to co-host:
“Dave Chappelle was no where to be found last night though about 700 people were looking for the comedian to appear on stage at hip-hop journalist and congressional contender Kevin Powell’s campaign fundraiser in Manhattan. Though it cost the jilted fans and supporters upwards of $75 a pop, it could end up costing Powell much more.
Powell, who many remember from MTV’s first season of “The Real World,” has his sights set on kicking 13-term incumbent Ed Towns (Democrat–Fort Greene) out of office in the September Brooklyn primary. It is the second time the young hopeful has run for the office.
As Powell’s team stayed on the phone with Chappelle’s people for hours, trying to pull the show together – apparently the comedian missed two flights in his effort to get to the fundraiser – Chris Rock was backstage in support of the candidate. He declined to take the stage though, “out of respect [for] other comedians.”
SMH that Chris couldn’t take the stage in Chappelle’s absence. Would it have killed the brotha to recycle a couple of jokes for ole Kev? More pics of the failed event just below.
via Wireimage & whatspoppin.net