Dave Chappelle honored the Buffalo shooting victims and their families by donating all of the proceeds from his recent show to them. 

The legendary comedian booked Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York just for day ago for the last-minute show on Thursday night (June 5).

As you can imagine, the tickets sold out expeditiously. 

Dave addressed the audience and told them some of the victims’ families were in attendance and he was donating all proceeds from the show to them. 

Shea’s director of marketing and communications Kevin Sweeney recalled: 

He said, and I’m paraphrasing, ‘I came here to Buffalo to recognize the victims and for these families.’

10 people were killed and 3 others were wounded at the Tops Friendly Markets store on Saturday, May 14, in a racially-motivated act of domestic terrorism.

The names of the victims 

  • Roberta A. Drury, 32, of Buffalo
  • Margus D. Morrison, 52, of Buffalo
  • Andre Mackniel, 53, of Auburn, New York
  • Aaron Salter, 55, of Lockport, New York
  • Geraldine Talley, 62, of Buffalo
  • Celestine Chaney, 65, of Buffalo
  • Heyward Patterson, 67, of Buffalo
  • Katherine Massey, 72, of Buffalo
  • Pearl Young, 77, of Buffalo
  • Ruth Whitfield, 86, of Buffalo
  • Zaire Goodman, 20, of Buffalo, was treated and released from hospital
  • Jennifer Warrington, 50, of Tonawanda, New York, was treated and released from hospital
  • • Christopher Braden, 55, of Lackawanna, New York, had non-life-threatening injuries

The 18-year-old suspect, Peyton Gendron, pleaded not guilty to the 25-count indictment that charged him with 10 counts of first-degree murder, 10 counts of second-degree murder as a hate crime, and three counts of attempted murder as a hate crime.

Kudos to Dave Chappelle for his act of kindness and please keep all of the families impacted by this horrible act of violence in your hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

Source: Deadline