Celebrities Madonna, Christina Milian and Karrueche Tran were seen leaving the Hollywood Bowl late on Tuesday night after attending Dave Chappelle’s comedy show where he was tackled on stage by a man with a fake gun and knife.
Singer Madonna, 63, looked pensive as she headed to Nice Guy restaurant with friends after the event while Christina, 40, was seen covering her mouth with her hand in shock.
During the show the attacker launched at Chappelle, 48, seconds after the comic had joked about beefing up his security after his controversial comments about trans people last year.
Night out: Celebrities Madonna (pictured), Christina Milian and Karrueche Tran were seen leaving the Hollywood Bowl late on Tuesday night after attending Dave Chappelle’s comedy show where he was tackled on stage in a dramatic attack
Heading out after the show Madonna showed off her legs in fish net tights teamed with a Balenciaga jumper and bright pink Louis Vuitton scarf.
Her Chappelle ‘All Access’ card was visible around her neck and she accessorised with silver necklaces and wore dark shades while styling her hair into blonde braids.
Meanwhile Christina opted for an all-white ensemble and actress and model Karrueche, 33, bundled up in a dark gray coat and leather boots.
Stars: Madonna, 63, looked pensive as she headed to Nice Guy restaurant with friends after the event while Christina, 40, (right) was seen covering her mouth with her hand in shock
The attacker who stormed a stage and bundled Dave to the ground in front of a shocked audience was armed with a knife stashed inside a replica gun, police revealed on Wednesday.
The unnamed man ran up from the audience on the Hollywood Bowl stage for the Netflix is a Joke event and tackled Chappelle, before getting to his feet and evading the panicked security as he fled offstage where he was detained and later hospitalized.
Police told NBC Los Angeles the man was carrying a weapon which can eject a knife blade ‘when you discharge it correctly’, although it is not yet known if he tried to use it during the attack.
Oh no: During the show the attacker launched at Chappelle, 48, seconds after the comic had joked about beefing up his security after his controversial comments about trans people last year
The man is now in police custody in a Hollywood hospital. The nature of his injuries is unclear and he has not yet been charged with any crime.
It raises questions about security at the Netflix show, its first ever live comedy festival, which forced fans to put their phones away but failed to spot the weapon.
The attacker launched at Chappelle seconds after the comic had joked about beefing up his security after his controversial comments about trans people last year, with additional fears of an audience attack following the Will Smith slap at the Oscars.
Jamie Foxx, who was watching the show from the wings while wearing a sheriff’s hat, rushed to help detain the attacker, who was then reportedly subjected to punches and kicks from 10 members of Chappelle’s security once he was caught.
Style: Heading out after the show Madonna showed off her legs in fish net tights teamed with a Balenciaga jumper and bright pink Louis Vuitton scarf
Chris Rock, who had performed earlier in yesterday’s event and was similarly subjected to a violent outburst at the Oscars in March, came back on stage after the attack and joked: ‘Was that Will Smith?’
Footage later shows the suspect being treated by paramedics for what appears to be a badly injured arm before he was taken to hospital in an ambulance. Police said he had only suffered ‘superficial injuries’.
Buzzfeed reporter Brianna Sacks who was on the scene, said: ‘The comedian had literally just said he now has more security because of all the uproar from his jokes about the trans community.
‘What is really surreal about this is that Chapelle talked about Chris Rock and the slap / new reality facing comedians / having more security with him and his wife being worried about him now. He did a whole bit about a crazy man coming to his house and chasing him down in his car. ‘
Incident: Footage later appears to show the suspect being treated by paramedics for a badly injured arm before he was taken to hospital in an ambulance
Chappelle appeared to be uninjured and continued with his set, joking: ‘It was a trans man.’ He also added as he picked up the microphone following the attack: ‘I am going to kill that n ****.’
The venue said on its website that the show, which last night was titled Dave Chappelle and Friends, would be a ‘phone-free experience’ and that the audience would have to secure their phones inside pouches.
After the attacker was detained, Chappelle thanked Foxx on stage during the curtain call.
He said: ‘Shout out to Jamie Foxx by the way. Whenever you’re in trouble, Jamie Foxx will show up in a sheriff’s hat. ‘
Drama: Security desperately chased the attacker on the stage after he interrupted Chappelle’s set and threw him to the ground, sparking panic
Foxx replied: ‘I thought that was part of the show, I didn’t know what the f *** …’
Chappelle said: ‘I grabbed the back of that n **** head. His hair was spongy. Absorbent. ‘
Foxx added: ‘Listen, I just want to say, this man is an absolute genius. We’ve got to make sure we protect him at all times.
‘For every comedian who comes out here, this means everything. You’re a genius. You’re a legend, I enjoyed myself thoroughly, and we’re not going to let nothing happen to you. ‘
Reaction: Chris Rock, who performed later in the event last night and was similarly subjected to a violent outburst on stage at the Oscars in March, came on stage and joked: ‘Was that Will Smith?’, With Jimmy Carr standing behind
Chappelle said: ‘I’ve been doing this for 35 years. I just stomped an **** backstage. I’ve always wanted to do that. ‘
After the attack, Jimmy Carr shared a selfie taken with the fellow comedian and described his Los Angeles show as ‘crazy’.
He tweeted: ‘The Hollywood Bowl show with legendary Dave Chappelle was crazy. Just happy everyone’s ok. ‘
Chappelle came under fire last year over jokes about trans people in his Netflix comedy show The Closer.
Scary: Reports suggested that the suspect was armed with a gun and a knife, ABC journalist Stephanie Wash said, although this has not yet been confirmed by police
During the controversial special, he made one comment stating that ‘gender is a fact’, prompting Netflix staff to protest and mass outrage on social media against some of his jokes.
He also shared his backing for JK Rowling, who has also attracted criticism for her remarks about biological sex.
In the special, he stated that he does not hate transgender people, and tells a long anecdote about a trans woman comic, who he describes as a friend, who came to his defense in earlier entanglements with the community.
Chappelle added: ‘Every human being in this room, every human being on Earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on Earth. That is a fact. ‘
Controversial: Chappelle, pictured at the opening night of the Netflix is a Joke festival last week, came under fire last year over jokes about trans people in his Netflix comedy show The Closer
In the contentious special, Chappelle also joked that women today view transwomen the same way black men might view white women wearing blackface, and remarked that women are entitled to feel anger towards transwomen, since Caitlyn Jenner won Glamor magazine’s 2015 Woman of the Year award.
‘I’d be mad as sh * t if I was a woman,’ Chappelle said.
The star also joked about the anatomy of transwomen, joking that they lacked real female reproductive organs and that they didn’t have blood but ‘beet juice’.
The comments prompted calls for Netflix to take down the show, but boss Ted Sarandos told staff that ‘content on screen doesn’t translate to real-world harm’.
Those who have criticized Chapelle’s jokes have specifically cited the physical danger faced by the trans community as a result of anti-trans ideology.
Big news: Chris performed later in the event on Wednesday night and was similarly subjected to a violent outburst on stage at the Oscars in March by Will Smith (pictured)