Dave Chappelle attacker charged with assault with a deadly weapon
Los Angeles police have arrested the man who attacked comedian Dave Chappelle onstage during the "Netflix is a Joke" Festival
23-year-old Isaiah Lee was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after the LAPD allege he jumped on stage at the Hollywood Bowl, pointed a replica handgun with a knife blade attached, and tackled Chappelle
The attack was videotaped by audience members who snuck cell phones to the venue
One eye witness told NPR that ironically during his standup routine before the incident, the comedian had talked about his beefed-up security.
Others noted that Chappelle had spoken about the recent Oscars incident in which Best Actor winner Will Smith slapped presenter Chris Rock over a joke about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith's hair.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences investigated the incident and banned Smith from all its events, virtually or in person, for 10 years.
Chappelle reportedly said both Smith's and Rock's actions had resonated with him