Comedian Dave Chappelle gets big laughs at HOF stadium show in Canton


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CANTON − Dave Chappelle drew big laugh after big laugh on Sunday night at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium with jokes about Will Smith and Chris Rock, marriage advice to a couple seated near the stage, social issues, and what he would do if ever elected Ohio governor.

An Ohio theme was constantly in his roughly one-hour standup routine. Chappelle still calls Yellow Springs, Ohio home, where he spent part of his childhood.

He warmly praised Ohio several times and gave a heartfelt greeting to legendary former Cleveland Browns star Jim Brown.

Chappelle said Brown was in attendance.

Chappelle drew a large crowd at the venue, which holds about 23,000 for football games but less for other events.

Following opening standup acts, when the famous funnyman stepped in front of the bright lights, the stadium was largely full.

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