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Chris Rock ticket gross sales spike after Oscars slap from Will Smith

Chris Rock ticket gross sales spike after Oscars slap from Will Smith

Ticket resale website TickPick stated it offered “extra tickets to see Chris Rock in a single day than we did up to now month mixed.”

LOS ANGELES — Essentially the most talked about second on the Oscars Sunday might have one other unexpected space of impression: Ticket gross sales for Chris Rock’s comedy reveals. 

Ticket resale website TickPick said Monday it offered “extra tickets to see Chris Rock in a single day than we did up to now month mixed” after the comic was slapped by Will Smith throughout the 94th Academy Awards. 

Costs for a Wednesday present at Boston’s Wilbur Theater are additionally fairly a bit larger than earlier this month — TickPick PR consultant Kyle Zorn said the most affordable ticket offered on March 18 was $46. The most affordable ticket accessible Tuesday? $411. 

“The get-in worth for the occasion was not more than $50 yesterday,” Zorn added in a Monday tweet. 

The comic has six reveals in Boston later this week, earlier than kicking off his so-called “Chris Rock Ego Dying World Tour 2022.” 

Chris Rock has remained silent thus far on the slap, although the LAPD says the comic declined to file a police report after Will Smith confronted him on stage at Sunday’s Academy Awards. 

Rock, presenting the Oscar for finest documentary characteristic, made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head: “Jada, I like you. ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it, all proper?” Pinkett Smith, who has been open about her hair loss on account of alopecia, rolled her eyes. 

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The ceremony shortly took a surprising flip when Will Smith walked onto the stage and took an open-handed swing at Rock, slapping him within the face. Smith walked again to his seat and shouted for Rock to go away Pinkett Smith alone. Rock replied that he was simply making a “G.I. Jane” joke — and Smith shouted at Rock to “preserve my spouse’s title out of your (expletive) mouth.”

Smith has since apologized for the incident, although on-line outcry has continued. The Academy of Movement Photos Arts and Sciences condemned Smith’s actions and stated it could launch an inquiry.

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