- Elon Musk was booed on stage at a Dave Chappelle comedy show in San Francisco, via videos and tweets.
- Chappelle said it appeared some staff members fired by Musk were in the audience, according to the videos.
- At one point, Musk asked Chappelle, “What should I say?”
Elon Musk was greeted by boos from a crowd when he made an appearance on stage at Dave Chappelle’s Comedy Show on Sunday night in San Francisco.
“Ladies and gentlemen, make some noise for the richest man in the world,” Chappelle announced, according to posts of Twitter users who claimed to have attended the show, as well as several videos job from a Twitter account that has since been deleted.
Phones and cameras were banned and locked in pouches during the show, the venue Chase Center said. Although the videos from the deleted account have been deleted, they have been reposted by other Twitter users.
When Musk took the stage in the 18,000-seat stadium, there were cheers and boos, but the boos grew considerably louder when he began to salute, according to videos Insider saw. A Twitter user who claimed he was at the show tweeted that about 80% of the crowd booed.
“Cheers and boos, I see,” Chappelle said, the videos shown.
“You weren’t expecting this, were you?” Musk said.
“It looks like some of the people you fired are in the public,” Chappelle said, apparently referring to the Twitter firings Musk ordered after his takeover in late October. The billionaire laughed in response, according to the videos.
Chappelle defended Musk during his stand-up set, according to the videos. The comedian said all of the people who boo got “terrible seats” on the show. Chappelle also said Musk’s mission was to leave Earth anyway and go to Mars, according to the videos.
Musk then thanked Chappelle for inviting him on the show. Chappelle responded, saying he wouldn’t miss the chance, according to the videos.
“The first comedy club on Mars should be mine. A deal is a deal, Musk,” Chappelle said, appearing to shed some light on the billionaire’s complicated Twitter acquisition this year.
According to tweets and videos, Musk said, “Dave, what should I say?”
“Don’t say anything. It will only ruin the moment. Do you hear that sound, Elon? It’s the sound of civil unrest going on,” Chappelle said.
Representatives for Chappelle did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment made outside of regular U.S. business hours.
The comedian has come under fire after being accused of making transphobic comments in his 2021 comedy special “The Closer.” Musk has also come under scrutiny for making fun of gender pronouns. In a tweet on Sunday, Musk wrote, “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci.”