Dave Chappelle Attacked on Stage at the Hollywood Bowl. Comedian Dave Chappelle was assaulted on stage during his set at the Hollywood Bowl.
according to people who attended the show and footage circulating on social media. Several event attendees posted videos of the incident.
the footage seeming to show Chappelle on stage performing when a man to his right rushes at him attempting to tackle him.
The man is then seen to be dragged away by security. In video footage, Chappelle is seen to recover his composure and joke, “It was a trans man.”
Chappelle spoke more about the incident and called out to thank actor-comedian Jamie Foxx. “Whenever you’re in trouble.
Foxx then takes a moment to address the crowd and Chappelle. “Listen, I just want to say, this man is an absolute genius. We’ve got to make sure we protect him at all times
He added, “For every comedian who comes out here, this means everything. You’re a genius. You’re a legend, I enjoyed myself thoroughly
Chappelle was performing as part of the Netflix Is A Joke Fest, a Los Angeles comedy festival put on by streaming giant Netflix.
The attack on Chappelle is likely to reignite worries in the comedy community about audience members rushing the stage and attacking comedians.
This incident showed that comedy clubs were considering adding security guards, preshow warnings and even metal detectors for shows.