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Comedian Dave Chappelle walks off stage in Hartford

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Comedian Dave Chappelle walked off the stage in the middle of a performance in Hartford Thursday night.

He was performing at the Comcast Theater when, according to reports on social media, he started to be heckled by audience members.

"Sorry for those of you who are trying to see a show," he said. "I'm leaving right now."

With that he walked off the stage.

Irate fans took to Facebook and Twitter to share their anger.

"Dave Chappelle just sat on the stage for 23 minutes, refused to do his act, then told the audience he's never coming back and walked off the stage," one fan wrote.

Another write, "All he did was come out on stage and smoke two cigarettes."

Organizers of the Oddball Fest tweeted, "Hey Hartford. Pipe down and let Dave Chappelle do his thing."

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