Comedian Dave Chappelle has come under fire from the Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut after joking about a nuclear bomb attack on the city following his frosty reception from fans at a stand-up gig there last week (ends30Aug13).
The funnyman cut short his set and stormed off stage on 29 August (13), when members of the audience began heckling him minutes into the show.
He has since included the drama in his new comedy routine, which he tried out for fans in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday (03Sep13).
Laughing about the abuse he received in Hartford, he said, "I swear to God, f**k that whole city. (You're) so much better than Hartford. I'll never go back. I won't even go to Hartford for f**king gas. I don't want anything bad to happen to the United States, but if North Korea ever drops a nuclear bomb on this country, I swear to God I hope it lands in Hartford, Connecticut."
Chappelle's quips have caught the attention of Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra - and the politician is not happy.
Taking to his Twitter.com blog on Thursday morning (05Sep13), Segarra writes, "Dave Chappelle needs to quit whining, do his job and try some yoga".
The Mayor also tells Tmz.com, "His recent remarks were immature and inappropriate... (He) should stick to his job, give the fans what they paid for and not disparage the good people of Hartford."