Netflix won’t air Chappelle show
African News Agency
DAVE Chappelle’s Hollywood Bowl show won’t be included in Netflix’s upcoming comedy specials. The 48-year-old comedian appeared to be tackled to the ground as he performed as part of the Netflix Is A Joke festival, with LAPD officers later confirming they were holding 23-year-old Isaiah Lee in custody in connection with the incident. The controversial performance isn’t set to appear on the streaming platform, although The Hollywood Reporter notes this isn’t because of the alleged attack. Before the festival, the company explained that the four sold-out shows wouldn’t be filmed for a special. However, Chappelle did have his own cameras there to shoot the set, which comedians often do when it comes to testing new material, so it’s probable that professionally shot footage of the incident does exist. On Thursday, May 5, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Isaiah Lee has been charged with battery, possession of a weapon with intent to assault, unauthorised access to the stage area during a performance and commission of an act that interferes with a performer following the incident during Chappelle’s show. Dave previously insisted he wouldn’t let the “unfortunate and unsettling” attack overshadow his history-making Hollywood Bowl show. Footage shared online showed a man in a black hoodie rushing toward the stage and pushing the comic before being stopped by security guards and members of the star’s team as he attempted to flee. An LAPD spokesperson said Lee was treated for injuries before being charged and booked.