On Tuesday night, while performing at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Dave Chappelle was attacked by a member of the audience who rushed on stage to tackle the comedian.

Per various clips shared on social media after the incident, the attacker launched at Chappelle whilst performing on stage.

Other videos circulating online showed Dave being separated from the situation as another person is seen being kicked on the ground.

Moments after, Dave appeared back on stage and made a joke, saying: “It was a trans man.”

He went on to appreciate Jamie Foxx, saying: “Whenever you’re in trouble, Jamie Foxx will show up in a sheriff’s hat,” appearing to imply that Foxx was amongst those who separated him from the attacker.

Dave then continued his act saying that the attacker had “Spongey” and “absorbent” hair and that he has “been doing this for 35 years. I just stomped a n***a backstage. Always wanted to do that.”

In response, Foxx stated, “I thought that was part of the show,” adding, “Listen, I just want to say man, I’ve had an incredible time. This man is an absolute genius. We got to make sure we protect him at all times man. This is what it’s about. For every comedian who comes out here man, this means everything. You a genius, you a legend. I enjoyed myself thoroughly, and we’re not going to let nothing happen to you.”

Chris Rock also made a short, lighthearted reference to Will Smith’s Oscar’s slap, saying: “Was that Will Smith?”

The attacker – who only suffered “superficial injuries” – possessed a replica gun that can expel a knife blade “when you discharge it correctly,” according to NBC Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, the attacker, identified as 23-year-old Isaiah Lee, rushed Dave and brandished the gun which is confirmed to be a “replica of a semi-automatic” weapon. Per the outlet, witnesses suggest that Busta Rhymes who was also in attendance “got a few licks in,” alongside Jamie Foxx.

Per reports, the attacker was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on a $30,000 bail.

Videos circulating online show the attacker being put in an ambulance with what seemed like a fractured hand.

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