Comedian Dave Chappelle attends a boxing bout Nov. 6, 2021, in Las Vegas.

Comic Dave Chappelle attends a boxing bout Nov. 6, 2021, in Las Vegas.

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Dave Chappelle was apparently unhurt after an viewers member rushed the stage and bodily attacked the comic in the course of his efficiency in Los Angeles Tuesday evening.

Safety employees chased the attacker till they detained him off stage on the Hollywood Bowl. The attacker was later escorted from the venue on a stretcher and appeared to have accidents to his arm and face.

The comic appeared to lose his composure momentarily, and later joked: “That was a trans man,” a name again to earlier phrases in his set that urged he felt attacked by transgender individuals, and previous materials that has been criticized as transphobic.

At one level, Chappelle disappeared from view to find the attacker. When he returned, he mentioned, “I have been doing this 35 years. I simply stomped a [n-word] backstage — at all times needed to do this,” showing to confer with his assailant.

In October, Chappelle confronted controversy over his 2021 Netflix particular The Nearer. Within the particular, Chappelle jokes about trans girls and their genitalia and defends J.Ok. Rowling towards critics who say she is transphobic.

The altercation additionally follows one other high-profile stage assault, wherein actor Will Smith slapped comic Chris Rock for a joke Rock instructed about Smith’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith, on the Oscars stage in March.

Earlier in his set, which was a part of the Netflix Is A Joke pageant, Chappelle mentioned “the slap ‘heard around the world,” and mentioned each Smith’s and Rock’s actions resonated with him.

Rock, who had a quick set earlier within the present, got here again on stage and joked, “Was that Will Smith?”

After an investigation, The Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences banned Smith from all its occasions, just about or in individual, for 10 years.

Chappelle moved on by introducing the closing set — the rap duo referred to as Black Star, comprised of Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli, who had been joined by DJ Madlib.

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