Watch Comedian Dave Chappelle Attacked On Stage.. Comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked onstage Tuesday night during his Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl arena performance.
Chappelle performed at the Netflix is a Joke festival, running from 28 April to 8 May 2022. Chris Rock, who came on stage after Chappelle joked, “Was that Will Smith”?
Videos from audience members’ cellphones which are awash on social media, show a man appearing to run onto the stage and tackle the stand-up comedian. Chappelle was immediately taken off by security, the videos showed.
Watch the drama below.
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Witnesses said the man was then assailed by multiple people onstage immediately after he attacked Chappelle, CBS reports. The reason for the initial attack is still unknown, and there was no immediate response from the Los Angeles Police Department regarding the incident.
ABC stated that Chappelle asked for security to take the man off the stage. Brianna Sacks, a journalist for BuzzFeed News who said she was at the show, tweeted that the man who attacked Chappelle on stage got kicked by at least ten people.
Just came out of the Hollywood Bowl where a man charged and tackled Dave Chapelle on stage and got his ass kicked by at least 10 people.
LAPD and LAFD are now loading him into an ambulance pic.twitter.com/7SXPe9e8az
— Brianna Sacks (@bri_sacks) May 4, 2022
After regaining his composure, Chappelle joked: “That was a transgender man”. Chappelle came under fire late last year from the transgender community for making jokes about them in his latest Netflix special, “The Closer,” which premiered in October.
A representative for the Hollywood Bowl said in an email statement to Reuters that the incident was subject to “an active investigation” and that it was unable to comment further.