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Thursday, May 5, 2022 – U.S. Authorities have arrested the man who attacked comedian Dave Chappelle onstage during the “Netflix is a Joke” Festival on Tuesday night.
23-year-old Isaiah Lee was booked and charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon after the LAPD allege he jumped on stage at the Hollywood Bowl, pointed a replica handgun with a knife blade attached, and tackled Chappelle. He is being held on $30,000 bail.
An unfazed Chappelle continued with his set, joking: ‘It was a trans man’.
The attacker was later seen getting treatment from paramedics for a badly injured arm before he was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
Jamie Foxx, who was watching the show at the Hollywood Bowl wearing a sheriff’s hat, rushed on stage to help detain the attacker.
Chris Rock, who later performed at the event last night came on stage and joked: ‘Was that Will Smith?’ after his own violent outburst on stage at the Oscars in March