Dave Chappelle – Be Fearless (Video)

“I’d never been booed off stage before, but I just remember looking out and seeing like everybody booing, everybody, even old people. I was like, “Who boos a child pursuing his dream?” “This is the meanest crowd in the world!” That was the best thing that ever happened to me. The best thing because before that time, I had never bombed let alone got booed offstage and bombing was horrifying. Nobody wants to bomb. You know, people say, “You do comedy. What happens if nobody laughs?” I don’t know. That night was liberating because I failed so far beyond my wildest nightmares of failing that it was like, hey, they’re all booing, my friends are here watching, my mom, this is not that bad. After that I was fearless.”

– Dave Chappelle