Rufus Wainwright hit Chelsea Lately last night and explained why he asks his audience to remain quite during a portion of his set while on tour.
Video: Rufus Wainwright on Chelsea Lately
"I sing my new album in its entirety as a song cycle and because I can," he said with a giggle as the audience members exploded with laughter, to which he jokingly replied, "Don't applaud. Don't laugh."
"Don't be stupid, shut the f*ck up," Chelsea Handler added.
The good thing is that the silence requirement is only for the first half of the show. "Then the second half they can shoot me or whatever," Wainwright assured.