Dave Chappelle 'attacked' on stage after man 'ran at' controversial comedian at Netflix is a Joke Hollywood Bowl show

COMEDIAN Dave Chappelle has been attacked on stage during his stand-up routine at the Netflix is Joke Festival, according to witnesses.

The incident happened near the end of his show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

A man rushed onto the stage before the pair tussled, according to ABC.

Footage shared on social media captured the moment the man tried to ambush the controversial comic.

Security then surrounded the man who ran onto the stage.

Chappelle told the crowd that he had an "incredible time" at the event.

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Footage shared on social media showed police and fire crews at the scene.

The person who appeared to ambush Chappelle was put on a stretcher and whisked away to hospital.

The extent of his injuries remains unknown.

Witnesses took to Twitter to speculate following the incident.

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One said: "I'm at this Dave Chappelle concert and tell me why some guy ran up and tackled him."

Another commented: "Just saw someone tackle Dave Chappelle on stage at the Hollywood Bowl then guy got jumped."

NFL star Marcellus Willey tweeted: "Leaving Dave Chappelle show and some foo ran on stage and just tackled him hard as funk on some Will Smith BS!"

Chappelle was performing at the Netflix is A Joke festival – an event that's being held in LA until May 8.

The comedian sparked outrage for his remarks in his Netflix special The Closer which was released in October 2021.

Chappell achieved fame in the 1990s for his film and television appearances, as well as for his stand-up comedy routines.

From 2003 to 2006, he starred in his own titular sketch comedy program on Comedy Central.

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, the star amassed a wealth of $50 million.

In addition to his Netflix specials, the comic also had roles in You've Got Mail, Undercover Brother, A Star is Born, and Chi-Raq.

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