Fans from all over the country flocked to Madison Square Garden in New York City, excited to see their favorite comedians, Chris Rock and Kevin Hart, live on stage. And while the duo would have been more than enough to satisfy their comedy cravings, there was one more surprise in store. The crowds went wild as none other than Dave Chappelle took the stage as the unannounced opening act for the ironically titled "Only Headliners Allowed" Tour! Here's how it all went down...
As Radiohead's song, Karma Police blasted through the speakers, Chappelle ran onto the stage. "Had to sneak my way in here," he jokingly opened. After the applause and laughter had died down, Dave took this moment to address his most recent controversy. Early July, his performance scheduled in First Avenue, Minneapolis, was canceled abruptly by the venue due to the backlash they received for booking the star. "Despite what you may have read about in the news, I'm OK, and I appreciate the support," he reassured the crowd. No stranger to controversy, Chappelle then addressed his other recent incident in May, when he was attacked at the Hollywood Bowl mid-performance. "Not that he should die, but his a** should itch for four to six weeks," he joked about his attacker.
With the serious stuff now aside, it was time to have some fun as he continued with his hilarious twenty-minute set. After taking his bow, the microphone was handed to Rock, who had the audience laughing for the next hour. Next up was Hart, who continued to get the laughs for another hour. "Last night was by far the best moment of my career… I can't even explain it… I can't find the words… Just know that last night was the true definition of an "EPIC NIGHT"… I love my brothers more than words can explain. We made history last night!!!" Hart tweeted following the tour's latest show.
Chris Rock Kevin Hart & Dave Chappelle on the same stage together at MSG pic.twitter.com/UnNOMGccqz— 2Cool2Blog (@2cooI2blog) July 24, 2022
And just when the audience thought the night couldn't possibly get any better, the three comedy icons shared the stage for a ten-minute freestyle sketch. Most notable was the appearance of a real-life goat wearing gold chains. Why? Because they know they are the Greatest Of All Time. Stay tuned for more laughs.