A Sante Fe man was arrested and charged with battery and disorderly conduct after he threw a banana peel at Dave Chappelle during his show Monday night when the comedian made fun of his friend.
He’s now speaking out about it, claiming he “thought a joker could take a joke.”
Christian Englander said he was only heckling the comic, and compared the banana peel to someone throwing a tomato on stage.
“I’m sorry that my joke was misconstrued as a racial attack on Dave Chappelle,” the 30-year-old, who admitted he was a little drunk at the time, told the Albuquerque Journal.
“If I was racially trying to imply that he [Chappelle] was a monkey, I would have thrown him a full banana, not my banana peel.”
“I’m the monkey. I’m the drunken monkey, I drink my ’99 Banana’ shot and chased it with a banana.”