LOS ANGELES — Dave Chappelle was tackled whereas performing stand-up on the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles Tuesday evening.
Chappelle, who’s a local of D.C., was performing throughout Netflix is a Joke Presents: Dave Chappelle and Associates. Posts on social media present a person speeding the stage and tackling Chappelle. The person ran away and safety employees tackled him. Video from the aftermath of the episode confirmed the suspect being loaded into an ambulance. The Los Angeles Police Division mentioned the person had superficial accidents, however was armed on the time of the assault.
Chappelle’s newest Netflix particular, The Nearer, set off a storm of controversy when it was launched final yr. The particular contains a number of jokes about trans people who some discovered deeply offensive.
Netflix stood by the particular, even after it was criticized as transphobic by some LGBTQ+ advocates and even some Netflix staff.
Since then, Chappelle has launched a documentary movie and continued to carry out. Tuesday’s efficiency was half of a bigger Netflix comedy competition, which additionally included comic Chris Rock.
Rock went viral in March after he was slapped by Will Smith in the course of the Oscars.