Dave ChappelleThe performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night was stopped temporarily by a man who rushed to the stage and assaulted the comedian. We now know that the man pulled out a gun.
It was at the end of Dave’s show — part “Netflix Is a Joke”festival — When a man from the audience got on stage to manhandle Dave, punching him in the face and pushing him down on the hard stage.
TMZ reports that the attacker pointed the gun at Chapelle while rushing him. According to law enforcement, the gun was not real and was a copy of a semiautomatic. A knife was also attached to it, which is quite bizarre.
TMZ was told by an eyewitness that the attacker ran and got up as a swarm pursued him. According to the eyewitness, he was running around on the screen as a group of people chased him. “the mob caught up with him and beat the crap out of him, stomping on him.”Eyewitness reports that Busta Rhymes and Jamie Foxx got a few licks in.
According to our sources, Dave is doing well. However, the attacker was hurt and was taken by stretcher to an ambulance. According to our sources, he is currently being treated at the hospital. According to LAPD sources, the man was taken into custody for assaulting with a deadly weapon.
Dave continued to entertain the audience by telling them. “I don’t know if that was part of the show. I grabbed the back of that n***** head, his hair was spongy, absorbent.”
Here’s the kicker: guess who was there after that attack? Chris Rock! He was Dave’s special guest. Chris hugged his friend as he walked onto the stage and said, “Was that Will Smith?”
Although it is not clear who or why the attacker did it, the show continued as planned.