Comedian Dave Chappelle Tackled On Stage at Hollywood Bowl

Comedian Dave Chappelle was tackled on stage during his performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to various media reports and circulating videos from witnesses.

Chappelle was just ending his show for the “Netflix Is A Joke” festival when a man was recorded climbing up on stage and charging the comedian. There were no immediate indications that Chappelle was seriously hurt.

Security had immediately tackled the attacker. Several guards punched and kicked the man, according to Brianna Sacks, a BuzzFeed journalist who was at the show.

When Chappelle had returned to the mic after being taken away by security, he repeatedly asked for the man to be taken off stage because the attacker was still there being held down by about 20 people.

Videos of the unidentified attacker being loaded into an ambulance later circulated. The man appeared heavily injured, with an elbow facing the other way.


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