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A crazed bystander physically attacked comedian Dave Chappelle during a Tuesday night performance at the Hollywood Bowl.
What are the details?
Chappelle was delivering a comedy set on Tuesday night when a man ran onto the stage and hurled himself at the actor and comedian, reportedly knocking him to the ground.
Quick as a a flash, Chappelle's security team — and friend and actor Jamie Foxx, who was backstage at the time — rushed the stage, intervened in the attack, and dragged the assailant off of the stage.
According to reports, Chappelle's security team pummeled the attacker to subdue him.
#davechappelle attacked at #hollywoodbowl #netflixisajokepic.twitter.com/oP04S0de90— abazar \ud83e\udd87\ud83d\udd0a (@abazar \ud83e\udd87\ud83d\udd0a) 1651645092
The Daily Mail reported that Chappelle continued the show and after the curtain call said, "Shout-out to Jamie Foxx, by the way. Whenever you're in trouble, Jamie Foxx will show up in a sheriff's hat."
Foxx replied, "I thought that was part of the show, I didn't know what the f***. ... Listen, I just want to say, this man is an absolute genius. We've got to make sure we protect him at all times. ... For every comedian who comes out here, this means everything. You're a genius. You're a legend, I enjoyed myself thoroughly, and we're not going to let nothing happen to you."
ABC News reporter Stephanie Wash tweeted that a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that a man who was armed with both a gun and knife was taken into custody following the incident.
She tweeted, "Dave Chappelle was rushed & attacked on stage by a man at the Hollywood Bowl. Chappelle tussled w/ the man, who ran behind the screen on stage & was surrounded by security. Chris Rock, who performed earlier, came on stage w/ him & joked: 'Was that Will Smith?'"
"LAPD confirm to KABC they responded to an incident at the Hollywood Bowl around 10:45 p.m., and a man who was reportedly armed with a gun and a knife was taken into custody," Wash added.
LAPD confirm to KABC they responded to an incident at the Hollywood Bowl around 10:45 p.m., and a man who was reportedly armed with a gun and a knife was taken into custody. #netflixisajokefest #DaveChappelle— Stephanie Wash (@Stephanie Wash) 1651647768
What else is there to know about this?
Reporter Brianna Sacks tweeted about the incident early Wednesday morning, writing, "Security et al rushed and started punching and kicking the s*** out of Chappelle's attacker. He was just about to bring on Talib Kweli and Mos Def for the encode [sic] and we in the crowd were like what the f*** is going on. Chappelle kept on while the guy was getting beat in the back."
"Sheer chaos," Sacks added. "Then Jamie Fox [sic] comes out in a cowboy hat, looking absolutely shocked, and Chapelle [sic] makes a joke about stomping the guy, who is still getting beat up. kweli and Mos Def do their set while LAPD cruisers start arriving behind the stage. F***ing wild[.]"
Sacks added that when the set concluded, she went outside to find LAPD cordoning off the area.
"When we got out of the Bowl and got our phones out, LAPD and medics were cordoning off the area and then loaded Chapelle’s [sic] attacker, who looked to be strapped in a jacket in a chair, into an ambulance," she wrote. "Members of the crowd cussed him out[.]"
She added, "What is really surreal about this is that Chapelle [sic] talked about Chris Rock and the slap/new reality facing comedians/having more security with him and his wife being worried about him now. He did a whole bit about a crazy man coming to his house and chasing him down in his car[.]"
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