Dave Chappelle attacked onstage by armed man while performing at L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl – CBS News
Should we blame Will Smith for taking things too far for comedians doing their act? After Smith attacked comedian Chris Rock on live TV for making jokes about his wife, we have a new attack emerging on Dave Chappelle.
A man armed with a replica handgun that contained a knife blade attacked comedian Dave Chappelle onstage at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl arena. The suspect was arrested and charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon.
Chappelle appeared unscathed by the sudden interruption and joked with fellow comedian Jamie Foxx that he’d taken revenge on his attacker.
Videos showed that the man who attacked Chappelle was detained by police and then loaded into an ambulance.
A man attacked Chappelle during a comedy show sponsored by Netflix. The motivation for the attack remained unclear. The transgender community criticized Chappelle’s latest Netflix special, “The Closer,” but Netflix stood by the comic and continued to air the special.
Chapelle told an audience he would give the transgender community an audience. Still, only under three conditions: they would have to watch his Netflix special and admit that Gadsby is not funny.
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