Dave Chappelle Is ‘The Opener’ For John Mulaney Show In Ohio – Deadline

John Mulaney’s show in Columbus, Ohio had a surprising warm-up for the lead actor – Dave Chappelle, who came to visit from his nearby home in Yellow Springs to lend a hand. Public phones were locked in a pouch, so no video of the moment exists.

‘I mean, it wasn’t a gun, it was a knife! A gun that identifies as a knife?” according to Kapelle. He then paused, smiled a little and quickly continued. The homophobic joke was that he reportedly said, ‘Maybe you two are gay, I don’t know, there’s nothing wrong with that if that’s the case.’

Mulaney hugged Chappelle at the end of the set.

There have been some online complaints about Chappelle’s surprising appearance from those who were still hurt by his supposedly transphobic comments in his Netflix specials, most notably, The closer

Editor’s Note: The original version of this story cited an online source that was misidentified. The story has been edited to remove the original quotes.

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