Dave Chappelle talked to attacker, exhibits why he stormed stage: ‘I essential to talk to him’ - AL.com

Dave Chappelle printed Thursday nighttime all through a la demonstrate why a person ran on stage prior in the week and attacked the comic.

Performing at the Comedy shop two nighttime's after the attack, Chappelle explained, per The Hollywood Reporter, how he convinced protection to enable him to seek advice from the attacker, 23-year-ancient Isiah Lee.

"I crucial to consult with him," Chappelle referred to.

Per The Hollywood Reporter:

"He asked Lee what maybe could have precipitated his assault, to which Lee — who Chappelle talked about seemed to him to be mentally unwell — offered a story about his grandmother from Brooklyn, who had been pressured out of her nearby by gentrification. The attack become meant to attract consideration to her plight, Chappelle recounted."

Chris Rock, who at the efficiency Tuesday right through the assault, changed into existing for the Thursday demonstrate, too.

"at the least you obtained smacked with the aid of somebody of reputation!" Chappelle joked to Rock. "I bought smacked by using a homeless man with leaves in his hair."

Rock responded, "I received smacked by way of the softest n—a that ever rapped."

A Chappelle consultant known as the assault "unsettling" prior this week.

He was tackled during a efficiency at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday nighttime and a man changed into later arrested.

"As unfortunate and unsettling because the incident turned into, Chappelle went on with the demonstrate," Carla Sims, Chappelle's representative, noted in a press release to CNN. "Jamie Foxx and Chris Rock helped calm the group with humor before Chappelle added the remaining and featured musical guests for the evening."

Lee became carrying a duplicate handgun with a large blade that folded out of it similar to a pocket knife.

security guards overpowered the attacker, and Chappelle persisted his efficiency whereas the man became taken away in an ambulance.

Lee, 23, become detained and arrested for assault with a lethal weapon, pointed out Officer Alba Mendez, a la Police department spokesperson.

Mark Heim is a reporter for The Alabama Media group. observe him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.

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