Dave Chappelle Tackled by Audience Member During LA Performance

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) say a man who tackled Dave Chappelle on stage during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles late on May 3 was armed with a replica gun containing a hidden blade, according to local media.

This clip shows someone tackling the comedian, who was performing as part of the Netflix Is a Joke festival.

Other video shot later that night shows a man being loaded into an ambulance outside the venue.

According to ABC 7 and NBC Los Angeles, police said the suspect, named as 23-year-old Isaiah Lee, had been taken to hospital with superficial injuries. Neither Chappelle nor officers were injured, the reports said.

Videos later showed an unharmed Chappelle continuing the show.

Storyful has contacted police for more information. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful

Video transcript

DAVE CHAPPELLE: Make some noise for hip-hop history. [APPLAUSE]

- Oh, [MUTED].

- Whoa. What happened?

- I don't know. [AUDIO OUT]

- --tackle people.

- Shut up.

- Oh!

- Oh!

DAVE CHAPPELLE: I am going to kill that [MUTED]. [LAUGHTER] Wait. I gotta say this [MUTED]. [LAUGHTER] Make some noise for hip-hop history. [APPLAUSE]

- Oh, [MUTED].

- Whoa. What happened?

- I don't know. [AUDIO OUT]

- --tackle people.

- Shut up.

- Oh!

- Oh!

DAVE CHAPPELLE: I am going to kill that [MUTED]. [LAUGHTER] Wait. I gotta say this [MUTED]. [LAUGHTER]

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