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Dave Chappelle attacked onstage in Los Angeles at Hollywood Bowl

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Comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked Tuesday night by a man who rushed onstage while the comedian was performing at a Los Angeles venue, police have confirmed.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesman told The Washington Post that officers responded to the incident at the Hollywood Bowl at about 10:45 p.m. The man, who was carrying a replica gun, was taken to a nearby hospital to be evaluated for injuries. Chappelle was not seriously harmed, police said.

The LAPD spokesman said the incident is being investigated and that the man is in police custody.

Organizers of the show, part of the Netflix Is a Joke festival, strictly prohibited attendees from using their phones. Still, clips of the incident — which show Chappelle, microphone in hand, being tackled — quickly went viral.

After the man hurried onto the stage toward the show’s end, Chappelle’s security group of “somewhere around 10 individuals” started punching and kicking the aggressor, as indicated by BuzzFeed News journalist Brianna Sacks, who was at the show.

“Sheer confusion,” Sacks composed on Twitter. “Then Jamie Foxx turns out in a rancher cap, looking stunned, and Chappelle pokes fun at stepping the person, who is as yet getting beat up.”

LAPD cruisers were behind the stage while rappers Talib Kweli and Mos Def performed, she added.

When the exhibition finished, the showgoers — by and by possessing their telephones — spilled out of the Hollywood Bowl to observe officials stacking the aggressor, “who hoped to be tied in a coat in a seat, into an emergency vehicle,” Sacks composed. Recordings existing apart from everything else shared via web-based entertainment seem to show the man with a noticeably harmed arm.

Representatives for Chappelle and Netflix did not immediately respond to The Post’s requests for comment.

It’s not quickly clear what drove the man to handle Chappelle. Before the disturbance, Chappelle “had in a real sense just said he presently has greater security due to all the ruckus from his kids about the Trans people group,” Sacks composed.

In his Netflix extraordinary “The Closer,” Chappelle joked that he was on “group TERF” — an abbreviation for trans-exclusionary revolutionary women’s activist — and safeguarded Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, who has been censured for making transphobic explanations.

The jokes brought about calls for Netflix to quit streaming the show. After the organization rejected — protecting Chappelle as “one of the most well known professional comics today” and referring to “artistic liberty” in an inner reminder — a large number of trans and nonbinary representatives fought in October by leaving the Los Angeles Netflix grounds.

Yet again minutes after being tussled, a safe appellee showed up in front of an audience, where he was subsequently joined by Chris Rock — who was scandalously slapped by Will Smith during the Academy Awards.

“What was additionally wild was that Chris Rock performed at the #NetflixIsAJoke Chappelle show (he was fabulous) and kidded about what befell him,” Sacks composed.




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