| 23 February 2024, Friday |

Comedian Dave Chappelle reportedly attacked on stage

Comedian Dave Chappelle was allegedly attacked on stage while performing on Tuesday evening, according to various Twitter users and a video.

A individual appeared to storm the stage and attempt to tackle the performer while he was telling jokes, according to the video.

Chappelle performed at the Hollywood Bowl theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening as part of the Netflix Is A Joke comedy festival.

Chris Rock had also performed at the event, and came on stage after the incident to ask “was that Will Smith?”, according to Brianna Sacks, a reporter who was at the show.

The incident bore similarity to the now-notorious Oscars fracas on March 27 when Will Smith stormed the stage and slapped Rock for joking about his wife’s hair.

Another video surfaced showing Chappelle returning to the stage after the incident.

In it, he thanked actor Jamie Foxx for helping to protect him from the attacker.

“Whenever you’re in trouble, Jamie Foxx will show up in a sheriff’s hat,” Chappelle joked.

He added that he had “stomped” the person backstage, saying that he “always wanted to do that.”

Other videos reportedly showed the attacker in a stretcher with what looked like an injured arm being loaded into emergency response vehicles outside the venue.

  • alarabiya