Comedian Dave Chappelle attacked on stage while performing at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles

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Comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked during a show in Los Angeles Tuesday night after a man reportedly jumped on stage. The alleged attacker was injured in the attack and was carried away in an ambulance, according to reports.

Videos of the incident appear to show the man jumping onto the stage at the Hollywood Bowl, where Chappell was performing his standup routine for his Netflix Is A Joke tour, when he attempted to tackle the comedian.

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He was swiftly taken away by security and other individuals, who appeared to repeatedly hit the man just off-stage, videos appear to show.

Immediately following the attack, Chappelle remained on stage and thanked security, before joking about the incident and describing the individual who attacked him as a “trans man.”

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Dave Chappelle: The Closer. c. Mathieu Bitton

Dave Chappelle: The Closer. c. Mathieu Bitton
(Mathieu Bitton/Netflix)

Chappelle makes several jokes about the trans community in his standup routine and even boasted during Tuesday night’s performance that he has been recently forced to increase his security amid new threats.

FILE PHOTO: A man holds a placard as he attends a rally in support of the Netflix transgender employee walkout "Stand Up in Solidarity" to protest the streaming of comedian Dave Chappelle's new comedy special, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 20 2021. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: A man holds a placard as he attends a rally in support of the Netflix transgender employee walkout “Stand Up in Solidarity” to protest the streaming of comedian Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 20 2021. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo
(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo)

The attack reportedly happened as Chappelle was ending his show.

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Another video appeared to show the attacker being carted away by paramedics, with a crowd of people booing and cussing at him. Several police and emergency response vehicles could be seen at the venue in various videos. 

At least one individual who was armed with a gun and knife was taken into custody, following the attack, police said.

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Dave Chappelle: The Closer. c. Mathieu Bitton

Dave Chappelle: The Closer. c. Mathieu Bitton
(Mathieu Bitton – NETFLIX)

Chappelle will continue his tour later this month on the East Coast, with an event at the Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May 28.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.



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