No two people can be better friends than the ones who’ve been through some sh*t. Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle bagged just the same amount of attention after being trashed on the stage. However, we somewhat weren’t able to comprehend the fact that even after being on the victim side of the story they were highly criticized. And now the two are all set to team up for a comedy special in London.
Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle will do a collaborative stand-up gig at London’s O2 Arena. The two American comedians will appear in a co-headlining show on Saturday, September 3rd, only months after they were both assaulted on stage in separate instances. Their combined performance at London’s O2 Arena is now their sole performance in the United Kingdom.
Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle to host a joint stand-up show
On September 3, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle will co-headline the gig at London’s 02 Arena, which Live Nation is touting as “historic” and “iconic.” On June 10th, tickets will go on sale. Both Rock and Chappelle were the targets of high-profile on-stage attacks earlier this year, with Rock being slapped at the Oscars by Will Smith and Chappelle being assaulted at the Hollywood Bowl. In early May, just days after Chappelle’s attack, the two comedians teamed up for a private stand-up act at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles.
Will Smith has been barred from attending the Oscars for a decade. Isaiah Lee, the guy accused of hitting Chappelle, pled not guilty to four misdemeanor counts and was carrying an imitation gun with a switchblade. He was arrested and charged with attempted murder in December after reportedly stabbing his roommate at a transitional living facility. Lee, who goes by the stage name NoName_Trapper, released a song called “Dave Chappell” in 2020. The line “Walkin’ straight into the Bowl” on the album is widely interpreted as a reference to the Hollywood Bowl. The show was supposed to take place in May 2020, however, it was canceled because to COVID-19.
Fans’ reactions to the show’s announcement were incredible. Looks like they’re really pissed with both stand-up comedians.
As if Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock have announced a special one-off show at the O2 on….September f***ing third. 😭
— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) June 6, 2022
Again, I go back to Chris Rock. A great many (famous) women actually praised Will Smith for hitting Chris Rock for telling a joke. They claimed this violence "made them feel protected". No really. Look it up. Similarly, people mocked Dave Chappelle when he was attacked on stage.
— Liana Kerzner (@redlianak) June 5, 2022
Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock at the O2???? I need those tickets!!!
— SP 💋 (@remiibeauty) June 7, 2022
Between Chris Rock getting slapped and Dave Chappelle getting criticized, stand up comedy is going to be insufferable bitching about “cancel culture” for a while and it will be unwatchable
— Shon (@essarrsee01) June 7, 2022
The controversial comedians have placed an age limit for their show, allowing only those aged 18 and over to attend. Rock recently appeared onstage with Chappelle at West Hollywood’s “The Comedy Store,” where they both mocked their attacks. Chappelle said, “At least you got smacked by someone of repute!” while Rock rebutted, “I got smacked by the softest n-ig**ga that ever rapped.” Now that both Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle have had a really bad experience in the past few months, we cannot deny the fact that somewhere in our minds it’s like “What is going to happen next? Will there be another headline announcing some sort of attack?” Let us all wait till September 3 so as to get apt answers to all that’s going on in our heads.