If you give Dave Chappelle a chance to sing Radiohead’s “Creep” he’ll grab it. And on Sunday night, that’s exactly what the comedian did, joining the Foo Fighters at Madison Square Garden to sing the iconic song.
Chappelle was already in New York for the premiere of his new documentary, “Dave Chappelle: This Time This Place”, at the Tribeca Film Festival. His film reopened Radio City Music Hall for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Ironically, the Foo Fighters concert also marked the first full-capacity event at MSG since the start of the pandemic, with everyone in the crowd having to show proof of vaccination upon entry. No mask was required for the show.
Joining Dave Grohl and the team on stage, Chappelle gave the song his all (although he definitely avoided those falsetto notes in the middle of the song), absorbing the affection of the crowd and making sure they all sing together. Once he was done, Chappelle literally dropped the mic before strutting off the stage.
Sunday’s performance with the band wasn’t the first time Chappelle jumped at the chance to sing “Creep” with famous vocals. In fact, he did it a lot. In 2016, the comedian sang the song with Lenny Kravitz at an “SNL” after-party. In 2017, he joined Ed Sheeran on the mic at another after-party in Washington DC, and also sang it with John Mayer at a secret show in Portland.
You can watch Chappelle’s performance here and above.