Dave Chappelle became physically attacked in the middle of his overall performance in l. a.
Dave Chappelle changed into apparently unharmed after an target audience member rushed the level and physically attacked the comedian within the middle of his performance in la Tuesday night.
protection staff chased the attacker till they detained him off stage at the Hollywood Bowl. The attacker changed into later escorted from the venue on a stretcher and appeared to have injuries to his arm and face.
The comic appeared to lose his composure momentarily, and later joked: "That changed into a trans guy," a call again to in advance words in his set that recommended he felt attacked with the aid of transgender humans, and beyond material that has been criticized as transphobic.
At one point, Chappelle disappeared from view to locate the attacker. whilst he returned, he said, "i have been doing this 35 years. I simply stomped a [n-word] behind the scenes — continually desired to do this," appearing to refer to his assailant.
In October, Chappelle confronted controversy over his 2021 Netflix unique The closer. in the unique, Chappelle jokes about trans girls and their genitalia and defends J.okay. Rowling against critics who say she is transphobic.
The altercation additionally follows another excessive-profile stage attack, wherein actor Will Smith slapped comic Chris Rock for a shaggy dog story Rock advised about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, at the Oscars degree in March.
earlier in his set, which changed into part of the Netflix Is A funny story festival, Chappelle discussed "the slap 'heard spherical the arena," and said each Smith's and Rock's moves resonated with him.
Rock, who had a quick set in advance inside the display, got here lower back on degree and joked, "changed into in order to Smith?"
After an investigation, The Academy of motion picture Arts and Sciences banned Smith from all its events, actually or in individual, for 10 years.
Chappelle moved on with the aid of introducing the closing set — the rap duo referred to as Black big name, constructed from Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli, who were joined with the aid of DJ Madlib.