Dave Chappelle was among the entertainers on hand for this year’s star-studded Robin Hood Foundation gala [or as he called it, “the Illuminati bake sale”] at the Javits Convention Center last week.
Artists, athletes, journalists, government officials, and philanthropists joined to make for a crowd that sat everyone from Alex Rodriguez, Michael Strahan, Eli Manning, J. Lo, Michael Douglas, Willie Geist and Katie Couric together with Jeb Bush, Goldman Sachs executive Lloyd C. Blankfein, hedge fund magnate Kenneth Griffin and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the exclusive anti-poverty fundraiser. With admission prices to the event ranging from $3,000 per person to $30,000 for a table, and attendees opening their wallets to pledge their support, the function was able to bring the organization more than $54 million in one night.
With the price of the ticket came the enjoyment of performances from the likes of Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, and Chappelle, who delivered a 15-minute set that touched on classism and politics. One of the highlights for the comedy great was his admission that he may have made a mistake by putting forth a vote of confidence for Donald Trump during the final weeks of his campaign for the nation’s highest office. “You know, I was the first guy on television to ever say ‘give Donald Trump a chance.’ I know I f**ked up, I shouldn’t have said that. Huge mistake on my part,” Chappelle said to laughter, applause and whistles.
Source: Vlad TV