Friday, August 12, 2022

Dave Chappelle attacked on stage during Los Angeles show

Comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked onstage during a show Tuesday night at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles police told local station KABC that they responded to an incident at the venue at around 10:45 p.m. A man allegedly armed with a gun and a knife was taken into custody.

“Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage at his Hollywood Bowl show. He was finishing his performance, when a man ran up to the stage and pounced on him and slammed him on the floor.” tweeted Journalist Sharon Carpenter. “Security and his crew surrounded the man as Dave joked about how he was being ‘stomped’ backstage.”

Chappelle was performing at the “Netflix Is a Joke” comedy festival, which runs until Sunday and features big names including Seth Rogen, Pete Davidson, Snoop Dogg and Bill Burr.

Chappelle was the subject of controversy earlier this year when he included transphobic material in his Netflix special, “The Closer.” Despite heavy protests from LGBTQ groups and some Netflix employees, the streaming service did not pull the program. Chappell also stuck to his point.

A representative for Chappelle did not immediately return a request for comment about Tuesday night’s attack.

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