Comedian Dave Chappelle was tackled by a man from the audience during a comedy show at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night that did not end well……… for the man!
Dave and his security crew stomped the sh*t out of him.
According to the Boston Herald security guards chased and overpowered the attacker, and Chappelle was able to continue his performance while the man was taken away in an ambulance.
NBC News reported that the Los Angeles Police Department early Wednesday said the man was carrying a fake gun with a real knife blade inside it. LAPD media relations made no official announcement of an arrest in the hours after the attack, and did not immediately respond to an Associated Press request for details.
Chappelle was performing his standup routine at the amphitheater as part of the “Netflix Is a Joke” festival when the man rushed on stage and tackled him.
Jamie Foxx was in the wings of the stage and Chappelle thanked him for responding to the attack.
Chris Rock was there as well, and jokingly asked if the attacker was Will Smith.
Chappelle was attacked as he was wrapping up a routine in which he talked about how comedians have to worry more about their personal security in the wake of this year’s Academy Awards ceremony where the Oscar-winning actor slapped Rock on live television in reaction to a joke about his wife.
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As for the attacker? He did not stand a chance.
Someone tried to Will Smith Dave Chappelle.
Stop attacking people at their workplace and you won’t end up looking like a pretzel. https://t.co/dvlFBPPw1e
— PTM (@PTOTHEMCD) May 4, 2022
This how they did the dude that attacked Dave Chappelle pic.twitter.com/X50xloUi5I
— Luigi Stromboli (@J_Squit) May 4, 2022
The guy that bum rushed Dave Chappelle: pic.twitter.com/uvImQ0tkQp
— ₮Ø₦ɆⱤ (@tonerrr_) May 4, 2022
Dave Chappelle had that nigga backstage like: pic.twitter.com/LDLOYMGN96
— jeremy ✨ (@damnitjeremyy) May 4, 2022
Dis how Dave Chappelle and his security was whooping buddy: pic.twitter.com/9kM7hy5SoS
— Mark (@iBeen__Fly) May 4, 2022
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. Chris Rock even came on stage, embraced Dave, grabbed the mic, and said “Will was that you?!”
— Your Friend’s Friend (@walkgoodetienne) May 4, 2022