Dave Chappelle ‘Joking’ About Jon Stewart Breaking Attacker’s Arm

Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart, Jamie Foxx and Busta Rhymes.
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Making light out of a scary situation After an audience member was recently attacked Dave Chappelle on stage, the comedian claimed that a few of his celebrity friends broke the man’s arm — but the quip was just part of his routine.

“I felt good my friends broke his arm. I felt good,” the Chappelle’s Show alum, 48, said at the afterparty for the “Netflix Is A Joke” event on Tuesday, May 3, per an audio recording obtained by TMZ. He also quipped — in addition to his claims that Jamie Foxx Busta Rhymes assisted with beating up the attacker — “How bad does a [N-word]That must be the case Jon Stewart would stomp him?”

According to the actor’s rep, Carla Sims, Chappelle was just “joking” about his friends hurting the perpetrator, who has since been identified as Isiah Lee. Sims confirmed that Stewart (59), Foxx (54), and Rhymes (49) did not attack Lee.

At the time of the Ohio native’s show earlier this week, Lee stormed the stage with a fake gun and a real knife, tackling Chappelle to the ground. He was quickly detained. Us WeeklyHe was confirmed and is being held on $30,000 bail. Multiple outlets report that he is currently facing four misdemeanor criminal charges. (Though he wasn’t actually injured by the trio, Lee was treated at a hospital for “superficial injuries,” according to NBC Los Angeles.)

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Dave Chappelle’s alleged attacker Isaiah Lee with injuries to his face as he is led in handcuffs from a police car to an ambulance.
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Chappelle “refuses to allow [the] incident to overshadow the magic of this historic moment,” a rep for the standup star told UseThursday, May 5, 2005 The A Star Is BornHis spokesperson noted that the actor set two comedy records at Tuesday’s Netflix festival.

“As unfortunate and unsettling as the incident was, Chappelle went on with the show,” the rep continued, acknowledging that “Jamie Foxx and Chris Rock helped calm the crowd with humor before Chappelle introduced the last and featured musical guests for the evening.”

Rock, 57, joked about his own recent incident on stage. The Saturday Night LiveThe 2022 Oscars incident, in which he was slapped across his face by the Oscars staff, was made light of by the alum. Will SmithFor making a joke about Jada pinkett Smith’s hair loss. (She has alopecia.

“Was that Will Smith?” Rock quipped, according to a TikTok clip from the event.

“I thought that was part of the show,” Foxx said, calling the Comedy Central alum an “absolute genius” who “we’ve got to make sure we protect … at all times.”

In regard to the aftermath of the attack, Chappelle “is fully cooperating with the active police investigation,” the actor’s rep told UseThursday

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