According to witnesses who attended his present and photographs circulating on social media, comic Dave Chappelle was assaulted on stage throughout his set on the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night time.
Son of well-known actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, Etienne Maurice, who witnessed the assault, tweeted:
“Seeing Dave Chappelle get attacked by somebody from the audience, then seeing the dude get jumped by Dave Chappelle and his crew gotta be the wildest live show I’ve ever seen.”
Seeing Dave Chappelle get attacked by any individual from the viewers then seeing the dude get jumped by Dave Chappelle and his crew gotta be the wildest stay present i’ve ever seen. Chris Rock even got here on stage, embraced Dave, grabbed the mic, and mentioned “Will was that you?!” 🤣🤣🤣
— Your Friend’s Friend (@walkgoodetienne) May 4, 2022
Footage Shows Man Attacking Dave Chappelle On Stage
Footage from a number of attendees additionally confirmed that Dave Chappelle was on stage on the outside venue when a person rushed at him and tackled him to the ground. Security then dragged the person away. Police concluded the person was armed with a duplicate gun “that can eject a knife blade,” in line with ABC News Los Angeles.
Dave Chappelle’s Attacker Hospitalized
LAPD confirmed they’d taken a person into custody. It wasn’t instantly clear if the person tried to make use of the weapons he was carrying. Police additionally mentioned that the person didn’t injure Chappelle within the incident. Footage from a witness, nonetheless, reveals that medics attended to the attacker after the incident.
Someone attacked Dave Chappelle at his present and his safety group left that man wanting like Mojo JoJo. pic.twitter.com/pna2642x7G
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) May 4, 2022
The fool getting overwhelmed down after attacking Dave Chappelle at Hollywood Bowl pic.twitter.com/Ft0FIUyjWv
— Jed Simon (@JEDSIMON) May 4, 2022
Chappelle Continued Show After Stage Attack
In video footage instantly after the assault, Chappelle recovered his composure and stored the jokes going.
“It was a trans man.”
The comic referenced the continued controversy surrounding his jokes in his Netflix specials that critics understand as transphobic.
Later, in video of the curtain name, Chappelle referred to as out to thank actor-comedian Jamie Foxx.
“Make some noise for Foxx. Whenever you’re in trouble, Jamie Foxx will show up in a sheriff’s hat,” mentioned Chappelle.
Foxx joked in response.
“N——, I thought that was part of the show, I didn’t know what the f*ck…”
— E5QUIRE (@e5quire) May 4, 2022
Roomies, are you shocked by this incident in any respect???