Chappelle and Rock appear together at comedy event and talk about being assaulted | Ents & Arts News


Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock appeared together at a Los Angeles comedy club, talking about being assaulted on stage.

The pair appeared at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood on Thursday, just two days after Chappelle, 48, was ‘ducked’ on his show at the Hollywood Bowl, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Chappelle’s appearance at the event was a last-minute addition, according to the news site, with fans paying $160 (£130) for a ticket to see the ‘secret show’ with an unnamed star comedian .

Also in the crowd were Kim Kardashian, Sean “Diddy” Combs, rapper Yasiin Bey and comedian Jeff Ross.

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Dave Chappelle assaulted on stage

Ten minutes into Chappelle’s performance, Chris Rock – who was slapped by actor Will Smith on stage at the Oscars – joins him.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chappelle told his audience that he was calmed down at the sight of fellow comedian and actor Jamie Foxx wearing “a sheriff’s hat”, and was kissed by his son after the alleged attack.

He added: “A lot of people like me, it turns out.”

That’s when Rock joined him on stage, and Chappelle said to him, “At least you got slammed by someone big name.

“I was hit by a homeless man with leaves in his hair.”

Rock reportedly laughed and called Smith “sweet.”

Isaiah Lee, 23, appeared in court on Friday in connection with the incident with Chappelleand he pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanor counts – battery, possession of a deadly weapon with intent to assault, unlawful passage from a spectator area to a stage at a theatrical event and obstructing or delaying such event with unlawful conduct.

Will Smith bangs Chris Rock at the Oscars
Will Smith punched Chris Rock at the Oscars

Chappelle told his audience on Thursday that he was able to get into the room where Lee was being held by on-site security, adding, “I needed to talk to him.”

He had questioned Lee about his motives and Lee told a story about his grandmother in Brooklyn, who had been forced out of her home due to gentrification, saying the attack on Chappelle was meant to lure the pay attention to his fate.

Chappelle said Lee appeared to be mentally ill.

Lee, who remains in custody, has been ordered to remain at least 100 yards (91 yards) from Chappelle as part of a protective order.

Rock was slapped onstage at the Oscars in March by Will Smith.

The comedian had made a joke about Smith’s wife’s hair, not realizing her hair loss was the result of alopecia.

Smith went on to win the Best Actor Oscar.

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