Dave Chappelle surprised by 4,000 Portland comedy fans

By | July 15, 2009 at 12:36 pm | No comments | News | Tags: , ,

The quiet after hours glow of Pioneer Square in Portland, OR last night was broken by a sudden flash mob hoping to catch a glimpse of Dave Chappelle. The group was four thousand strong after a day filled with Facebook and Twittered rumors that the reclusive comedian would appear. Then, around the midnight hour, he did.

“I don’t know how I can tell four people, and 4,000 people can show up,” said Chappelle, according to Willamette Week Online. “Next time I’m just going to think about this shit, and maybe 200 people will show up.”

Dave went on to say that this sort of thing had never happened to him in his entire career. Sadly, for the crowd and Chappelle’s renewed confidence, the show could not go on. Armed with only a 10 inch PA and a power system in the Square that is shut off after hours, Chappelle had to throw in the towel.

“In five minutes, you guys will be the audience for the greatest show that almost happened.”

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