A strict rule has been implemented for Chris Rock’s upcoming shows, and if ticket holders break the rules they will be “immediately ejected” from the event.
Ticketek’s website for the event says that “no mobile phones, smart watches, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at the venue”. It continues, “anyone caught with a mobile phone in the venue will be immediately ejected.”
While phones are allowed to be taken inside the event, the rules strictly stipulate that no filming of the show is allowed.
“Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in YONDR® pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show,” the site reads. “Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and, if needed, may access their phones at designated YONDR® unlocking stations in the lobby.”
“Anyone caught with a mobile phone in the venue will be immediately ejected.”
Rock made headlines earlier this year when he was punched on stage by Will Smith while presenting an award at The Oscars.
The shocking event saw host Chris Rock joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, well-publicised battle with alopecia. Rock quipped that he “couldn’t wait” to see the sequel of G.I Jane, seemingly referencing her hair loss.
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While the cameras showed Smith laughing about the joke, Pinkett Smith could be seen in the background rolling her eyes and looking unhappy.
The camera then panned back to Rock and he continued his monologue. Seconds later, Rock pauses to say, “Uh oh” and confused sounds can be heard coming from the crowd.
Smith then walked straight up to the host in the middle of the stage and hit him in the face. Rock was left almost speechless in surprise, and repeated the words “Wow”, as Smith headed back to his seat. Smith has since apologised for the incident, saying that his own behaviour was unacceptable.
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