Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage at his Hollywood Bowl show, which was a part of the Netflix Is A Joke special.
Although attendees had their phones confiscated upon entry, social media has exploded with posts about the event, including some from the actual event and many from the aftermath.
One video shows a man, believed to be Chappelle, being body slammed by someone who appears out of nowhere.
He is cut off mid-sentence with an audible grunt from the force of the attack.
— abazar 🦇🔊 (@abazar) May 4, 2022
Videos posted by attendees after the event appear to show the alleged assailant being loaded into an ambulance. One post noted the man that allegedly attacked Chappelle had his hands “broken and dislocated.”
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Man That Attacked Dave Chappelle At His Show At Hollywood Bowl Has Hands Broken and Dislocated pic.twitter.com/ZvPgjdV5gz
— raphousetv (@raphousetv2) May 4, 2022
Another fan shared a different angle, saying, “Just came out of the Hollywood Bowl where a man charged and tackled Dave Chappelle on stage and got his ass kicked by at least 10 people. LAPD and LAFD are now loading him into an ambulance.”
Just came out of the Hollywood Bowl where a man charged and tackled Dave Chapelle on stage and got his ass kicked by at least 10 people.
LAPD and LAFD are now loading him into an ambulance pic.twitter.com/7SXPe9e8az
— Brianna Sacks (@bri_sacks) May 4, 2022
Of course, the incident couldn’t pass without a reference to Will Smith.
ABC journalist Stephanie Wash tweeted, “Dave Chapelle was rushed & attacked on stage by a man at the Hollywood Bowl. Chapelle tussled w/ the man, who ran behind the screen on stage & was surrounded by security. Chris Rock, who performed earlier, came on stage w/ him & joked: “Was that Will Smith?” #netflixisajokefest“
She later posted that LAPD had confirmed to KABC “they responded to an incident at the Hollywood Bowl around 10:45 p.m., and a man who was reportedly armed with a gun and a knife was taken into custody.”
Jamie Foxx was apparently one of the people who rushed the stage to help Chappelle when the incident occurred, according to Deadline.
“Whenever you’re in trouble, Jamie Foxx will show up in a sheriff’s hat,” said the headliner by way of thanks at the end of the show.
“I thought that was part of the show,” Foxx responds.
Dave Chappelle after A Town stomping whoever attacked him pic.twitter.com/qr1z0xBoJ8
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