Dave Chappelle dished out harsh criticism about the deterioration of San Francisco during a surprise stand-up performance in his “second home.”
The 49-year-old restricted audience members from recording during his Thursday show at the Masonic Auditorium, but a reviewer from SFGATE leaked details about how he trashed the city for escalating crime and rampant homelessness.
“What the f*** happened to this place?” He asked area residents during his set.
Chappelle is not new to the city, he performed there hundreds of times during the earlier days of his career, and bragged that he used “the city like a god—- ATM” whenever he needed to make some cash.
Dave Chappelle slams San Francisco as 'half Glee, half zombie movie' at surprise gig pic.twitter.com/zuvxmfo9kg
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Whether it was out of nostalgia, or to make a quick buck, the comedian only announced the show two days prior, and spent the night before watching the Warriors defeat the LA Lakers.
Chappelle joked that the only good thing to come out of the city was NBA star Steph Curry during his rookie season.
He went on to share a story about how a few nights before performing, he got to experience the city’s lawlessness firsthand, when someone defecated in front of an Indian restaurant as he was entering.
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Chappelle said that San Francisco had become just as bad as Tenderloin, a notoriously crime-riddled district rampant with drug users and the homeless.
He remarked that the Bay Area had morphed into a “half ‘Glee,’ half zombie movie” hybrid.
“Y’all [expletive] need a Batman!” Chappelle declared.
The crowd asked if he had heard about a San Francisco gallery owner who was caught on camera spraying a homeless woman with a hose for sitting on the sidewalk in front of his business in January.
Collier Gwin, 71, was arrested for misdemeanor battery following the incident, and eventually apologized during an interview on local outlet ABC7.
“I completely broke. I am not equipped or trained to deal with a city-wide problem like [homelessness]” he told the channel.
New York Post footage shows a homeless encampment along a road in Marin County, California. It stretches 3.5 kilometers on Highway 101 to San Francisco. pic.twitter.com/uxPLmgSF3V
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“I have the video to remind me that this is a large cross the bear.”
Chappelle initially trolled the audience when he said that he hadn’t heard about the story, and asked them to explain.
After their detailed account about the ordeal, Chappelle snickered and told attendees that he remembered watching the viral YouTube video… “a hundred times” over.
Actress & fashion designer Sara Foster, a registered Democrat blasted "shithole" San Francisco liberal politicians for ruining the city following the violent death of Cash App co-founder Bob Lee pic.twitter.com/0xVxgzsVkr
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“90210” star Sara Foster agreed that San Francisco had turned into a “complete s—thole.”
The actress’s comments came in the wake Cash App founder Bob Lee’s stabbing death on a city sidewalk in early April.
Lee was knifed multiple times in the early morning near the Bay Bridge and begged passerby’s for help as he lay helpless, but was ignored by many and died on the way to the hospital.
“I have no words. SF is a complete shithole,” Foster wrote in an Instagram post.
“I am a registered democrat and feel confident saying liberal politicians are ruining cities.”
“Disgusting. My heart breaks for this family,” she added.
Lee reportedly knew his accused killer Nima Momeni, the brother of Khazar Momeni, a prominent plastic surgeon’s wife, who the tech guru was allegedly involved with.
Lee and Momeni reportedly hooked up during elite underground drug-fueled swingers parties and Khazar confronted him about their trysts early in the morning on April 4.
The men reportedly got into an argument on the sidewalk, which resulted in Lee, who was on ketamine and cocaine at the time, getting stabbed multiple times.