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Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle announce stand-up show together in London

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Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle have announced they will be co-headlining a ‘cult’ comedy show in London.

Tickets for their September 3 show, produced by Live Nation at the O2 Arena, go on sale June 10.

The news comes weeks after both stars were attacked on stage in separate incidents, prompting both comedians to raise concerns about the safety of the performance.

In early May, during his set for Netflix’s Is A Joke festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, a man ran into Chappelle and “pounced” on it.

Rock then joined Chappelle on stage, with the latter joking that at least Rock “had been beaten by someone in good standing” as opposed to himself being “beaten by a homeless guy with leaves in his hair”.

Rock – who was shot to fame by Will Smith at the 2022 Oscars after he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s performance – quipped, “I got hit by the softest n***a that ever rapped.”

Since then, Isaiah Lee, the man charged with assaulting Chappelle, has pleaded not guilty to four counts.

Smith was banned from attending the Oscars and Academy events for 10 years. After the incident, the I am Legend Star apologized, describing his actions as “shocking, painful and inexcusable.”

Most recently, on June 1, Pinkett-Smith addressed the slap for the first time on her Facebook Watch series red table talk, She explained that she hopes Rock and Smith could “reconcile.”

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