‘It Was a Trans Man’: Dave Chappelle Jokes About Being Assaulted During Stand-up Routine Last Night

Comedian Dave Chappelle had a scary experience last night. Luckily, the comedian wasn’t seriously hurt. Someone rushed on stage as he was performing his stand-up routine at the Hollywood Bowl last night. Security guards quickly dispatched the attacker. Chappelle was left unscathed. The attacker, Isiah Lee, 23, reportedly has superficial injuries before being detained. He’s been charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Never changing his tune, Chappelle joked about the incident saying that he was assaulted by a trans man during his set (via NBC News):

Brianna Sacks, a BuzzFeed News reporter who attended the show and witnessed the altercation, told NBC News she was left stunned after the suspect “charged and tackled Chappelle.”

She said both uniformed security workers and people in plainclothes appeared to rush to Chappelle’s aid and had started “kicking and punching” the suspect in an assault that went on for several minutes.

She said Chappelle later continued the show, joking about the altercation. “It was a trans man,” he remarked, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (The gender identity of the attacker was not immediately known.)

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