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Dave Chappelle proved he’s more than just a comedian after performing a surprise cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” with the Foo Fighters in New York City Sunday Night. Clips of the “Sticks and Stones” creator’s stirring cameo have since gone viral across social media.
Crowds cheered as the Grammy-winning comedian, 47, took lead vocals during the concert at Madison Square Garden, which marked venue’s full-capacity event since the start of the pandemic in 2020. The show was only open to fully-vaccinated fans, which prompted throngs of anti-lockdown protesters to demonstrate outside the arena, Hotpress reported. No word as to whether the Foo Fighters were able to fight them off this time.
Naturally, a comic and a rock band might seem like an odd pairing. However, Chappelle was reportedly already in New York City for his new documentary, and couldn’t pass on the chance to collaborate with the Foo Fighters, who are slated to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame later this year.
Fans were over the moon about the the iconic comic’s surprise appearance. (Warning: Some strong language is included in the clip below.)
“Chappelle has transcended goat level comedy and can now do whatever the f–k he wants,” wrote one fan of the Washington DC native.
“You got two of the best Daves in the universe teaming up for Creep,” wrote another in reference to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who had invited Chappelle onstage.
Despite the adulation, come critics couldn’t help but notice that the comedy great’s “Creep” cover was a bit off-key.
“Aaaaand he butchered that song,” tweeted one detractor. “He shouldn’t even sing happy birthday. Holy hell.”
This isn’t the first time Chappelle has collaborated with the Seattle-based rockers. The Mark Twain award winner famously hosted a Saturday Night Live episode this past November in which the Foo Fighters were the musical guests.