Trial Set for Man Who Threw Banana Peel at Dave Chappelle

The man accused of throwing a banana peel at comedian Dave Chappelle during a New Mexico performance is headed to court. The jury selection is scheduled for Sept. 23 for the trial of Christian Englander. Englander had acknowledged throwing a peel from a banana he had eaten earlier because he took offense to jokes that Chappelle, who is African-American, made about his companion, according to police. "If I can, I would like to avoid a trial," Englander said Monday following a brief hearing before Judge Donita Sena in Magistrate Court.



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