Comedian Dave Chappelle Tackled On Stage

An audience member attacked renowned United States comedian Dave Chappelle during a Los Angeles show, according to local media reports and videos on social media.

The incident occurred at the end of Chappelle’s show, part of the Netflix Is A Joke comedy festival at the city’s Hollywood Bowl venue, according to multiple reports.

The comedian and the man appeared to scuffle on stage, videos on social media showed. 

The attacker then began to run and was tackled by security. Videos of the incident appeared to show security guards kicking him afterwards.

Chappelle was not injured in the attack and returned to the stage.

The Los Angels Police Department told multiple news agencies the attacker suffered “superficial injuries” and was in the possession of a replica gun that contains a knife at the time of the attack.

Comedian Chris Rock later joined Chappelle on stage, quipping “was that Will Smith?”, a reference to the actor who slapped Rock on stage during a live Academy Awards broadcast in March.

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