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Dave Chappelle Attacked Onstage at Comedy Fest
Chappelle Attack Lands
Man 270 Days in Jail

Chappelle Attack Lands Man 270 Days in Jail

Comedian was attacked onstage in May by Isaiah Lee while performing at Hollywood Bowl

(Newser) - The man who attacked Dave Chappelle during a Netflix event at the Hollywood Bowl in May has been sentenced to 270 days in jail. Isaiah Lee, 24, pleaded no contest to one charge of misdemeanor battery and one charge of entering a restricted area during a live event, People reports....

Elon Musk Hears the Boos at Dave Chapelle Show
Elon Musk: That Booing
'Is a First for Me'

Elon Musk: That Booing 'Is a First for Me'

Dave Chapelle brings him up on stage, and much of the crowd lets him have it

(Newser) - (This story has been updated with reaction from Elon Musk.) It could be a pop-culture thought experiment: Would fans of one divisive figure, Dave Chapelle , embrace the even more divisive figure of Elon Musk? As it turns out, not so much. As Gizmodo reports, Chapelle brought Musk up on...

On SNL , Chappelle Talks Kanye, Avoids Trans Jokes
Has Some
Advice for Kanye

On SNL, Chappelle Has Some Advice for Kanye

But comedian doesn't directly address his own controversy

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle hosted Saturday Night Live, and his critics who boycotted the show may be interested to learn he made no trans jokes . In his monologue, however, the comedian did have plenty to say about the controversy swirling around Ye —formerly Kanye West—and NBA star Kyrie Irving over...

People Are Threatening to Boycott SNL Over Next Host

Dave Chappelle is returning to the show

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle hosted the Saturday Night Live episodes that aired the Saturdays after the 2016 and 2020 elections—and, despite the fact that he's recently become quite controversial, the comedian is returning to do the same after Tuesday's election. Chappelle, who has remained unapologetic after coming under fire...

Outcry Leads to Cancellation Hours Before Chappelle Show

Comedian moves to another Minneapolis theater

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle lost his stage in Minneapolis on Wednesday night, hours before showtime, when the venue decided to act on complaints from staff members and the public about the booking. "We hear you and we are sorry," First Avenue posted on social media, adding, "We are not...

Chappelle Has Surprise News at Theater Dedication

Theater at his alma mater, Duke Ellington School, won't be named after him after all

(Newser) - Just before Dave Chappelle's most recent Netflix special dropped, his alma mater, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, announced its theater would be named for the comedian, who pledged to donate $100,000 to teachers' wages. It's "the most significant honor of my...

Chappelle's Alleged Attacker: Show Was 'Triggering'

Isaiah Lee tells 'New York Post' jokes about LGBTQ and homelessness set him off

(Newser) - Isaiah Lee went to the “Netflix Is a Joke” show on May 3 expecting to have fun, but he says he was “triggered” by jokes he heard about the LGBTQ community and homelessness. In a jailhouse interview with the New York Post, the 23-year-old—who allegedly attacked...

Man Recognizes Alleged Chappelle Attacker as His Own Alleged Attacker

Isaiah Lee charged with attempted murder in a separate alleged attack

(Newser) - The man suspected of rushing Dave Chappelle during a show last month and tackling him onstage has now been arrested in a separate alleged attack. Police say Isaiah Lee, 23, got into a fight with a roommate in a Los Angeles transitional living facility in December and stabbed the man....

Kevin Hart: Beating of Chappelle Attacker 'Needed to Happen'

Howard Stern, on the other hand, sees hypocrisy in how things were handled

(Newser) - Video footage showed people punching and kicking the man who rushed Dave Chappelle on stage at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday. Photos also showed the suspect with a very clearly broken arm . "It's one of those things that needed to happen, though," Kevin Hart told guest host...

Suspect in Attack on Chappelle Won't Face Felony Charges

Isaiah Lee could still be charged with misdemeanors

(Newser) - Update: The man arrested in the onstage attack on comedian Dave Chappelle won't be charged with any felonies, the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday. Prosecutors came to the conclusion that criminal conduct occurred but not felony conduct, CBS News reports. The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office will...

Chappelle Pushes Back After Affordable Housing Controversy

Comic says threat to nix club over project plan had nothing to do with the idea of affordable housing

(Newser) - Comedian Dave Chappelle said his threat to pull the plug on his plans to open a comedy club near his hometown in Ohio wasn't because he opposed a proposal for affordable housing in a nearby development. Chappelle, who became the target of criticism this week after speaking against the...

Patton Oswalt's Message on Dave Chappelle Backfires

Comedian insists he's an 'LGBTQ ally' after post about his longtime friendship with Chappelle

(Newser) - The comedy business can be a somewhat insular one, where everybody knows everybody and ties stretch back decades. So it's not surprising that comedian Patton Oswalt has known Dave Chappelle for more than three decades, and his New Year's Eve post on that topic is now drawing heat....

Chappelle, Netflix Stoke a Little More Controversy

Comedian is headlining streaming service's comedy festival

(Newser) - Netflix continues to not distance itself from Dave Chappelle despite the comedian's courting of controversy. Chappelle will headline a show at the streaming company's 11-day comedy festival, the Netflix Is a Joke Festival, next year, Rolling Stone reports. The festival takes places in various venues across Los Angeles...

Dave Chappelle Finally Comments on Netflix Controversy

Comedian is not backing down

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle has offered his first public response to the controversy swirling around his Netflix stand-up special, and to say the comedian is unapologetic would be an understatement. "I said what I said," he says in a new video posted to Instagram that, per the BBC , was recorded...

Counterprotesters Meet Netflix Walkout

Organizer wants to pressure company 'because Dave Chappelle doesn't sign checks'

(Newser) - Netflix employees who walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle's special and its anti-transgender comments were joined by allies who chanted "Trans lives matter," getting pushback from counterprotesters who also showed up. A pre-noon rally at a Netflix office-studio complex in Los Angeles drew about 100...

Netflix Co-CEO on Chappelle Controversy: 'I Screwed Up'

Ted Sarandos says his defense of comedy special lacked humanity

(Newser) - A trans Netflix employee who was among the first to speak out about the $24.1 million Dave Chappelle comedy special The Closer directs her criticism toward Netflix's defense of the show in an essay published Monday. "When a company like Netflix says something like, 'We do...

Hannah Gadsby Has Some Salty Words for Netflix CEO

Comedian doesn't want to be included in Ted Sarandos' defense of Dave Chappelle

(Newser) - Hannah Gadsby is having none of it from Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos. Sarandos defended leaving Dave Chappelle’s controversial special The Closer on the streaming platform in a memo to employees. That memo read, in part, “We are working hard to ensure marginalized communities aren’t defined by a...

1K Netflix Workers Plan Walkout Over Chappelle Special

Virtual walkout to protest company's support of the special deemed harmful to trans people

(Newser) - An employee group at Netflix is planning a walkout over the company's continued support of a Dave Chappelle stand-up special that some say is offensive to transgender people. The transgender-employee group and allies are planning a virtual walkout for Wednesday in protest of the company's defense of The ...

Netflix Backs Dave Chappelle
Netflix Backs
Dave Chappelle

Netflix Backs Dave Chappelle

Keeps comedy special, suspends a trans employee who tweeted about the special

(Newser) - Netflix is standing by Dave Chappelle after his new comedy special debuted on the streaming service and was hit with massive backlash . Despite many critics calling out the comedian's transphobic jokes and comments, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos says The Closer will be remaining on the platform. In a memo...

Chappelle in 'Familiar Hot Water' Over Netflix Special

Comedian on blast for comments made about transgender women

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle isn't one to shy away from controversial takes , and he's back in what CNN calls "familiar hot water." This time, the backlash has emerged after comments the 48-year-old comedian made on gender and transgender women in his new Netflix special, The Closer, which debuted...

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