Oh, there are just so many elements to this story, and all I want to do is take a nap.
But remember Kevin Powell from Season One of The Real World?
He’s running for Congress in New York. Yes, it’s true.
So he had a big fundraiser scheduled for Wednesday night at a Manhattan club, and Dave Chappelle was scheduled to show up to perform. Guess who never showed up? Yeah.
Earlier, Powell had urged the crowd to bear with him, suggesting that the comedian was â€œon his way.â€ But as the 700 campaign contributors grew restless and the vast press contingent started asking questions, Powell made his admission that Chappelle actually would not be appearing. He blamed travel mix-ups.
â€œWe were on the phones non-stop with Daveâ€™s management to get him here,â€ said a contrite Powell, 42, who promised that campaign donors would get into his next celebrity event for free.
Powell also claimed that comedian Chris Rock was actually backstage to show his support for the underdogâ€™s hip-hop-themed campaign , but Rock never took the stage â€” â€œout of respect [for] other comedians,â€ Powell said.
Does Dave Chappelle ever show up for anything these days?
The photo’s of candidate Powell and Chris Rock, who apparently did show up, at the event.