Dave Chappelle was attacked onstage Tuesday night.
The comedian was performing at the Hollywood Bowl during his set at the Netflix Is A Joke Festival when a man, now confirmed as 23-year-old Isaiah Lee, according to Sky News, ran up and tackled him to the floor.
#davechappelle attacked at #hollywoodbowl #netflixisajoke pic.twitter.com/oP04S0de90
— abazar 🦇🔊 (@abazar) May 4, 2022
The man in question, who was a member of the audience, was then taken away by security, while Jamie Foxx was said to have rushed to help.
Chris Rock, who performed at the event earlier in the night, came on stage with Chappelle moments after the attack and joked: “Was that Will Smith?” referencing that Oscars slap.
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NBC News Los Angeles reported that the LAPD had since confirmed the attack, saying the weapon the man was carrying could eject a knife blade “when you discharge it correctly.”
It’s not known whether he planned to use it or not.
Just came out of the Hollywood Bowl where a man charged and tackled Dave Chapelle on stage and got his ass kicked by at least 10 people.
LAPD and LAFD are now loading him into an ambulance pic.twitter.com/7SXPe9e8az
— Brianna Sacks (@bri_sacks) May 4, 2022
Here’s the guy who jumped Dave Chappelle pic.twitter.com/kkmIhH685a
— Lenny Del Earnhardt (@lennydelray) May 4, 2022
The idiot getting beaten down after attacking Dave Chappelle at Hollywood Bowl pic.twitter.com/Ft0FIUyjWv
— Jed Simon (@JEDSIMON) May 4, 2022
It’s reported that the suspect had been charged with felony assault for carrying “a replica handgun with a knife blade inside.” His bail is thought to be set at $30,000.
LAPD officials confirmed that the suspect who attacked Dave Chappelle at the Hollywood Bowl stage last night will face a felony assault with a deadly weapon charge because he was carrying a replica handgun with a knife blade inside.
— Marjorie Hernandez (@HernandezMJae) May 4, 2022
LAPD identifies man accused of attacking Dave Chappelle on stage as 23-year-old Isaiah Lee. Charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon. Bail set at $30K.
— Michael Pegram (@MichaelPNews) May 4, 2022
The LAPD also confirmed the attacker had been taken to hospital with “superficial injuries.” He was seen in one clip with his arm bent at a strange angle.
Definitely don’t tackle #DaveChappelle while he’s performing on stage 😬 pic.twitter.com/X0Lbi8ghsf
— AlexGB.sfm (@ab_a_w_p) May 4, 2022
Chappelle wasn’t injured, police said.
After the attack, Chappelle was seen in social media clips giving a shout-out to Foxx for helping.
He joked, “Whenever you’re in trouble, Jamie Foxx will show up in a sheriff’s hat,” as Foxx insisted he thought it was “part of the show” at first.
Warning: Video below contains explicit language.
Here is a video of the aftermath. #DaveChappelle handled this like a champ! #HollywoodBowl pic.twitter.com/0xaBpWsbrT
— E5QUIRE (@e5quire) May 4, 2022
The man was then grabbed by a number of people and taken back stage and probably didn’t make it out alive for all we know. Dave then came out from the back and this is where the video starts…
Part 3 (watch the video for the rest)
— E5QUIRE (@e5quire) May 4, 2022
The attack comes after Chappelle faced backlash last year due to accusations of transphobia in his Netflix special “The Closer”.
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After Tuesday’s incident, Chappelle was heard joking onstage that it was “a trans man” that attacked him.