Kevin Hart and Chris Rock surprise Madison Square Garden with Dave Chappelle opener, Chris gets new goat named Will Smith.
This past weekend, Chris Rock and Kevin Hart brought their mini tour, Headliners Only, to the historic Madison Square Garden in New York City. No matter how you feel about the New York Knicks, Madison Square Garden is still demanding of your A game if you perform in that building. That’s exactly what Kevin and Chris brought to the sold out crowd looking to have a great night of laughs.
Dave Chappelle Stuns The Crowd Opening For Chris Rock & Kevin Hart
Dave Chappelle kicked off the night of comedy as the surprise headliner, claiming he had to sneak in while making reference to his recent Minneapolis show being moved after venue staff’s backlash. Chappelle also frequently mentioned cancel culture, which got the crowd cheering, according to THR.
Chappelle also mentioned his Hollywood Bowl attack, saying he hopes his attacker catches Monkey Pox in jail. Kevin Hart and Chris Rock both came after and dominated their sets before all three men returned to the stage. During their trio of comedy, Kevin Hart presented Chris Rock with a real goat, to which Rock quickly proclaimed, “I’m not taking care of that sh*t!”
Kevin continued to reference the goat to how he feels Chris Rock is the Greatest of All Time with Dave Chappelle jokingly interrupting to say, “This is the worst night of this goat’s life.” Before long, the topic of what to call the goat came up and Kevin Hart quickly responded, “Will Smith!”
The night ended with Dave Chappelle having a serious moment, thanking Rock and Hart for always having his back and speaking to the bond the three have, saying when his brothers call he’ll always be there.