Video: Comedian Dave Chappelle attacked on stage, Chris Rock Says “Was That Will Smith?”
On Tuesday night, comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage in Los Angeles while performing at a Netflix Is A Joke event. A man can be seen jumping onto the stage and attacking Chappelle before the recording cuts out in short footage from the event. The majority of accounts of the incident, according to The Independent, came from reporters who were present at the time.
“He was finishing up his act when a man ran on-stage and lunged at him, knocking him to the floor,” said US reporter Sharon Carpenter on social media. The individual was then detained by security and his entourage, while Dave joked about him being stomped backstage.” according to the Independent.
In numerous clips published on social media, Chappelle appears to jest after the event, saying “It was a trans dude,” alluding to the issue he was embroiled in last October when his Netflix special “The Closer” was accused of being transphobic. Twitter user @ab a w p also provided a video of the attacker being treated on a stretcher after the concert. The attacker’s identity has yet to be revealed by the authorities. The event, which featured prominent names like Pete Davidson, Snoop Dogg, Seth Rogan, and Bill Burr, was hosted at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.