Comedian Chris Rock recently spilled the beans on what goes on at Dave Chappelle’s recent comedy shows to Ellen DeGeneres and said the parties have included “way more weed than anyone should ever have” as well as “a lot of mushrooms.”
“Mushrooms, like hallucinogenic mushrooms?” DeGeneres asked. “Yeah, I was trying to be nice because your show’s on in the daytime, but we do lots of drugs,” Rock replied.
Chappelle has been hosting a series of socially distanced comedy shows at an outdoor pavilion in the small village of Yellow Springs, Ohio called “Dave Chappelle & Friends – An Intimate Socially Distanced Affair.”
The show has featured comics like Chris Rock, Michelle Wolf, Kevin Hart, Sarah Silverman, David Letterman and others.
“A bunch of comedians fly in every weekend, we get COVID tested and we kinda put on a show,” Rock said. “It’s a bunch of us just having fun, being comics,” he explained.
“Dave’s got, like, a weed–mushroom chef that prepares amazing meals with weed and mushrooms,” he said.
Rock clarified that “no hard stuff,” such as cocaine, was provided.
Both marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms are illegal in Ohio, although possession of up to 100 grams of marijuana carries no jail time and a maximum penalty of $150.
The limit is higher in the village of Yellow Springs and is up to 200 grams.
Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer remarked, “Chris Rock’s a comedian. Chris Rock is probably looking for jokes. People have been making jokes about marijuana and drugs for years. Hopefully that’s what he’s talking about.”
“To me these are just comments right now, unless we prove otherwise,” Fischer said.
“It’s not raised to the level that we would go out en masse and try to make arrests.”