Dave Chappelle has been attacked while performing a Netflix comedy in LA.
The comedy legend was on stage in the Hollywood Bowl when someone stormed and tackled him.
Security quickly rushed to the scene, along with Hollywood superstar Jamie Foxx, to detain the attacker.
Videos of the attack quickly surfaced on social media.
Someone just tried to attack Dave Chappelle on stage at the Hollywood Bowl 😳😳 pic.twitter.com/PZI3RMRdjD
— Piñata Farms 🪅 (@pinatafarms) May 4, 2022
— DoZay (@DoZay1) May 4, 2022
The attacker was reportedly taken to hospital after being removed by Chappelle’s security.
Someone attacked Dave Chappelle at his show and his security team left that man looking like Mojo JoJo. pic.twitter.com/pna2642x7G
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) 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
After the incident, Chappelle was quick to thank Foxx for acting quickly in the face of danger.
‘Shout out to Jamie Foxx by the way. Whenever you’re in trouble, Jamie Foxx will show up in a sheriff’s hat.’
‘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.’
Chappelle appeared to be uninjured after the attack and eventually carried on with his set, joking, in pure Chappelle style,: ‘It was a trans man’.
He then continued:
‘I’ve been doing this for 35 years. I just stomped a n**** backstage. I’ve always wanted to do that.’
Chris Rock, who performed later on the same stage, came on and joked: ‘Was that Will Smith?’
Police have now confirmed 23-year-old Isaiah Lee has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
The suspect was reportedly armed with a gun and a knife.