HARTFORD, conn. (WTNH) -- When comedian Dave Chappelle played Hartford's Comcast Theater last week, he really bombed. He was heckled so bad he stopped performing. And now he says he would like to see an actual bomb hit Hartford.
In Chicago Wednesday night, he told an audience "I don't want anything bad to happen to the United States, but if North Korea ever drops a nuclear bomb on this country, I swear to God I hope it lands in Hartford, Connecticut."
"Ho Hooo...that's what they said," laughed Patrick Bolden of Hartford. "Wow. You gotta be kidding."
"(Gasp) Oh my God, that's horrible," Priscilla Mercado of Hartford said. "That's really bad."
"That's really very interesting," said Tariq Timmons of Hartford.
Nuking Hartford is such a terrible thing to contemplate. Just think - no more Wadsworth Atheneum, no more beautiful state house. No more Mark Twain house. Plus, if you nuke the insurance capital of the world where do you file the claim?
But of course North Korea would never do that. We have our top diplomat, former NBA player Dennis Rodman, meeting with North Korean officials right now. Still, we stopped by City Hall and Mayor Pedro Segarra was not in today. No word if he's meeting with advisors about how long we have until Hartford's goose is cooked. Also, Chappelle didn't just wish harm to the city - he also called the audience "evil...young, white alcoholics."
"That's another sterotype that's not fair so," Lauren Werfelman of Enfield said. "I think you have to be careful on how you word things."
Priscilla Mercado of sort of liked Dave Chappelle before "but not no more."
UPDATE: We got a statement from Mayor Segarra: "I wasn't at the show, so I can't comment on it specifically. But his recent remarks were immature and inappropriate. Dave Chappelle should stick to his job, give the fans what they paid for and not disparage the good people of Hartford."
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