Comedian Dave Chappelle was assaulted by a spectator in Los Angeles

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The comedian, who did not appear to have reported injuries, was performing with other colleagues at the Hollywood Bowl as part of the Netflix is a Joke festival. The assailant suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The attack on Chappelle is the first major physical attack against a comedian after the resounding slap from Will Smith to Chris Rock during the night of the Oscars. In recent months, Chappelle had been criticized by the LGBTQ community for his comedy show The Closer, which was considered offensive to transgender people.

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