Dave Chappelle Attacked On Stage At Hollywood Bowl

Posted May 4, 2022 by with 5 comments

A photo of the attacker while he was being wheeled into an ambulance (as seen above) appears to show his arm completely dislocated.

The man lunged on stage and bodyslammed Dave Chappelle during his stand-up routine at the Hollywood Bowl last night:

Via Deadline:

Attendees’ phones were confiscated at the gate, so video and even photos are very sparse, but one video posted seemed to show the man smashing into someone holding a microphone, possibly Chappelle.

Los Angeles police confirmed to ABC7 that they responded to a call at the Bowl around 10:45 p.m. They indicated that a man was taken into custody. He was reportedly armed with a gun and a knife.

In one posted clip, apparently after the incident, Chappelle is heard to quip, “It was a trans man,” a reference to his own transphobic comments in his Netflix special The Closer and the uproar, protests and anger that ensued.

Los Angeles police have identified the man who allegedly attacked Dave Chappelle onstage at the Hollywood Bowl during the Netflix Is A Joke festival Tuesday night. Police say 23-year-old Isaiah Lee was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on $30,000 bail.


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