Dave Chappelle | Man with knife blade and replica gun attacks comedian during Netflix is a Joke festival.
Comedian was tackled on stage during his set at the Hollywood Bowl.
Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage in Los Angeles by an audience member, according to reports at the scene.
The comedian was performing at the Hollywood Bowl as part of the Netflix is a Joke festival when a man charged at him on stage while armed with a knife blade and replica gun, police said.
US reporter Sharon Carpenter was at the show and shared her account on social media.
“Dave Chappelle was just assaulted on stage at his Hollywood Bowl show,” she tweeted on Wednesday (4 May).
“He was finishing up his performance when a man ran on-stage and lunged at him knocking him to the floor. Security and his entourage then cornered the man as Dave joked about him getting ‘stomped’ backstage.”