Dave Chappelle attacked on stage during Netflix standup set

Los Angeles, California - Comedy veteran Dave Chappelle has been attacked on stage during his standup gig at the Hollywood Bowl in LA!

Dave Chappelle was performing at the Netflix Is A Joke comedy festival when he was attacked on stage.
Dave Chappelle was performing at the Netflix Is A Joke comedy festival when he was attacked on stage.  © PHILLIP FARAONE / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

First Will Smith's Oscars slap, now this.

Late on Tuesday night, Dave Chappelle was doing his thing as part of Netflix Is A Joke comedy festival when an unknown man ran onto the stage and tried to tackle him.

Videos posted on social media showed the shocking moment, with the 48-year-old star being hit while in mid-flow.

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The aftermath was also caught on tape. A large group of people, including actor Jamie Foxx, can be seen restraining the attacker, as well as getting in a good few kicks and stomps for good measure. Judging by photos that showed the horrific state of the man's arm as he was being taken out of the venue on a gurney, Chappelle's entourage managed to do some serious damage.

Police confirmed to KABC News that they were called to the scene at 10:45 PM PT. A person reportedly armed with a gun and a knife was taken into custody.

Meanwhile, Chappelle was unharmed and continued his set, joking that his assailant must have been "a trans man." The Emmy Award-winner has been heavily criticized for targeting the trans community in his acts.

According to the Daily Beast, Jamie Foxx later also told the audience: "I’ve been doing this for 35 years. I just stomped a n**** backstage. I’ve always wanted to do that."

Chris Rock, who was also present at the event, went for some low-hanging fruit with his quip: "Was that Will Smith?"

Cover photo: PHILLIP FARAONE / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

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