Video captured the moment Chappelle ended the show to boos.
Comedian Dave Chappelle, who recently returned to stand-up on a comeback tour, was on stage in Hartford, Conn., Thursday night when he was apparently heckled by a large audience and walked off.
"I forgive some of you, but I don't forgive all of you. You guys have totally ruined by chances of running for Congress or something," the comedian said before allegedly flipping off the noisy crowd and walking off to a Kanye West track.
Chappelle is headlining the 15-city tour of the Funny or Die Oddball Festival.
Members of the audience immediately took to social media claiming the comedian "bombed" and suffered a "meltdown." Others blamed the "obnoxious" crowd for preventing the show from continuing.
Hartford Police said extra patrols were called in as a precaution and for potential crowd control after some fans became very upset and demanded their money back.
The Funny or Die festival's Twitter account urged the crowd to "pipe down."
But it didn't work.
Some said it was the crowd's fault for ruining the show.
While others suggested the crowd wasn’t actually heckling Chappelle, just really excited.
"What a letdown that was," Nick Boudin said. "Dude stood on stage and bickered back and forth with the rowdy crowd for 25 minutes and then walked off stage."
Jon Passantino is the Los Angeles bureau chief for BuzzFeed News.
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