'Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage by an audience member while performing at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
The assailant, identified by TMZ as 23-year-old Isaiah Lee, allegedly had a replica gun and knife in his possession, and pointed the gun at Chappelle as he lunged at the comedian. Fortunately, Chappelle was able to mostly evade the man’s attempted tackle, and escaped the attack unharmed.
The man was arrested and transported to a local hospital with “superficial injuries,” according to the Los Angeles Police Department. He has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and is currently being held on $30,000 bond.
Chappelle finished his performance following the incident, and was joined on stage by Chris Rock — who himself was recently attacked by Will Smith at the 2022 Academy Awards. Rock reportedly joked that he initially thought it was Smith who attacked Chappelle.'
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