Dopest thing I've read all day. I'm a huge fan of comedy, so I could almost visualize being at The Comedy Cellar in New York while Dave Chapelle is on stage calling up all of his famous friends into a show that is part comedy, part roast all love. After, Amy Wallace at GQ spoke to all of them about the night, check out the quotes and find out who ditched a date to be there. (lol)
photo cred: Bill Bellamy
Bellamy: Kevin Hart walks out. And here comes Chris Rock. People go ***damn crazy. Then Dave was like, "Who else is in here?" That was rich. So then me and Marlon come up. And we just start passing the microphone, telling stories about each other. It was a Black Pack moment
Thompson: Chris was very quiet—just wisely playing the back. He played it real cool, and then when he had a moment, he said what he had to say, and it was hilarious.
Rock: I'm a hanger backer, anyway, in life. I'm the oldest of seven. So I'm used to letting my younger brothers do whatever they're gonna do. I was literally just enjoying the moment. You know, we're not musicians. We're not in a band. Comedians, if you get good, you're always out there by yourself. Stand-ups are boxers. They generate the most excitement of anyone in sports, and they have the saddest endings. People wonder why guys get really famous and stop doing stand-up. It's f***** lonely. The times that you're onstage with somebody of your level of success are very rare. The other thing is we're all grown-ups. If this had happened twenty years earlier, there might have been a fight onstage. But now everybody's been married. Everybody has kids. Divorces. We're all very secure in who we are. That was an essential element. The evening would not have happened without that.
Hart: That crowd got something money can't buy. They got authenticity.
Rock: Yeah, it was kind of a lovefest. Though I'm not a sentimental guy. Anytime it gets too sappy, somebody's got to say some funny s***.
Bellamy: I remember Chris saying Marlon f*** one of his ex-girlfriends.
Wayans: Dave says something about my mama's v****, about her having ten kids. I said, "Don't make me call all the Negroes that came up out that v****. You don't want to get the Wayans beat-down." He goes, "Oh, please don't call them n*****." Then Kev told this story about how he spilled liquor on Beyoncé once, and all of us was like, "Time out, Negro. Your stories are starting to include people that normal people don't hang out with." That's when you know you're making too much money.
Rock: You're not going to sit there and let other people be funnier than you. I mean, I like Kevin, but come on. I'm not conceding. Please. Kevin starred in Soul Plane. So, you tell him that you love him, but you got to remind him of Soul Plane.
Dave Chappelle: I had no idea all those guys were going to be there. You know, comedy is surprisingly competitive. It's like being in the Karate Kid tournament every night. I've known these guys for years and have always respected their talent, but on that night I got to experience it up close. That's why it was special. But it made me laugh that Ahmir told his date he needed to go to the studio. Why didn't he just bring her to the show?
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