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Dave Chappelle is attacked on stage in LA

Dave Chappelle is attacked on stage in LA after woke activists tried to cancel him over trans jokes: Jamie Foxx rushes to help and Chris Rock jokes Will Smith is behind it

  • The comedian, 48, was performing at Netflix’s first ever live comedy show
  • A fan stormed the stage and tackled him as Jamie Foxx and security intervened 
  • Chappelle was uninjured and continued with his set as the attacker was detained
  • Chris Rock then performed a set and joked that the attacker was Will Smith 

Dave Chappelle has been attacked on stage while performing a Netflix comedy show in Los Angeles. 

Video from last night’s Netflix Is A Joke event shows a man charging on to the stage and tackling the comedian before he is dragged off by security. 

Jamie Foxx, who was watching the show from the wings of the Hollywood Bowl wearing a sheriff’s hat, rushed on stage along with security to help detain the attacker.

Chappelle, who sparked outrage in the trans community with comments in a Netflix show last year, appeared to be uninjured and continued with his set, joking: ‘It was a trans man’. 

Chris Rock, who performed later in the Netflix is a Joke event, then came on stage and joked: ‘Was that Will Smith?’

Footage later appears to show the attacker being treated by paramedics for a badly injured arm. 

Dave Chappelle was last night attacked on stage while filming a Netflix special in Los Angeles

Video from the Netflix Is A Joke event shows a man charging on to the stage and tackling the comedian

Video from the Netflix Is A Joke event shows a man charging on to the stage and tackling the comedian

After the attacker was detained, Chappelle thanked Foxx on stage during the curtain call.

He 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***…’

Chappelle said: ‘I grabbed the back of that n**** head. His hair was spongy. Absorbent.’

Foxx added: ‘Listen, I just want to say, this man is an absolute genius. We’ve got to make sure we protect him at all times.

Chappelle, pictured at the opening night of the Netflix is a Joke festival last week, came under fire last year over jokes about trans people in his Netflix comedy show The Closer

Chappelle, pictured at the opening night of the Netflix is a Joke festival last week, came under fire last year over jokes about trans people in his Netflix comedy show The Closer

‘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.’

Chappelle said: ‘I’ve been doing this for 35 years. I just stomped a n**** backstage. I’ve always wanted to do that.’

After the attack, Jimmy Carr shared a selfie taken with the fellow comedian and described his Los Angeles show as ‘crazy’.

He tweeted: ‘The Hollywood Bowl show with the legendary Dave Chappelle was crazy. Just happy everyone’s ok.’

Chappelle came under fire last year over jokes about trans people in his Netflix comedy show The Closer.

After the attack, Jimmy Carr shared a selfie taken with the fellow comedian and described his Los Angeles show as 'crazy'

After the attack, Jimmy Carr shared a selfie taken with the fellow comedian and described his Los Angeles show as ‘crazy’

During the controversial special, he made one comment stating that ‘gender is a fact’, prompting Netflix staff to protest and mass outrage on social media against some of his jokes.

He also shared his backing for JK Rowling, who has also attracted criticism for her remarks about the concept of biological sex. 

The attack comes weeks after Will Smith attacked Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars, raising fears it would inspire similar violent protests against performers. 

It prompted members of the comedy community, including Jack Whitehall and Kathy Griffin, to voice their fears that performers are no longer safe on stage. 

The event was the first ever live Netflix comedy festival and features performances from big name stars including Seth Rogen, Snoop Dogg, Bill Burr and Pete Davidson.

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