Dave Chappelle attacked on Hollywood Bowl stage during Los Angeles show

Online footage showed a man rushing to the stage and tackling the comedian during the Netflix Is A Joke comedy festival

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Comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked on Tuesday night when a man charged at him on stage during his stand-up performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Footage shared online showed a man rushing to the stage and tackling Chappelle during the Netflix Is A Joke comedy festival. Other videos showed the man being led away by the LAPD in an ambulance after the man was stopped by Chappelle's security.

Musician E5quire, who was present at the show and among the first to tweet about the incident, said it happened towards the end of Chappelle's performance.

"He was doing his final commentary as he usually does asking for the OG comedians to come back on stage so he can have the crowd give them a round of applause… Suddenly a random person sitting in the front row jumped on stage and ran straight at him. He tackled Dave and they both went to the floor and began wrestling when everyone ran on stage to help, including Dave’s security," E5quire tweeted.

Chappelle then continued with the show and later told the audience that he was fine. He also thanked fellow comedian and actor, Jamie Foxx, for running on to the stage to help him.

"Listen, I just want to say I’ve had an incredible time. This guy is a genius; we’ve got to protect him at all times, man. This is what it’s about," the comedian told the audience.

Updated: May 04, 2022, 1:37 PM
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