Stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle has been attacked by a person who ran on stage at the Hollywood Bowl in LA, according to people who attended the show and footage circulating on social media.
“A man charged and tackled” Chappelle just as the show was ending, according to Brianna Sacks, a reporter at the show.
She said security “rushed and started punching and kicking the s*** out of Chappelle’s attacker”.
In a clip from the audience shared on social media, Chappelle appeared to joke: “It was a trans man”.
The comedian has been criticized by some for his jokes about the trans community and there was a backlash last year against his Netflix special.
Video on social media appeared to show the attacker – with a badly injured arm – being loaded onto an ambulance.
Chappelle spoke during his show about needing more security after the backlash at his trans jokes, as well as the Chris Rock slap incident, according to people in the audience.