Following the Chris Rock and Will Smith debacle at this year's Academy Awards, the comedian has made an emotional return to the stage. Chris Rock supporters are showing the comedian a whole lotta love following the outrageous event, and in return, his tour sales have totally skyrocketed.
Since Rock took a slap from Smith at this year's Oscars, fans and non-fans everywhere have purchased tickets for Rock's, Ego Death World Tour. The unforeseen slap came after Rock made a joke about Smiths' wife, Jada, followed by Smith yelling at the announcer on stage. Rock handled it like the pro he is, responding, "That was the greatest night in the history of television. Okay. Okay," and moved on to present the award for Best Documentary. Will Smith went on to win the award for Best Actor for his role in the film King Richard - and the Internet had a lot to say about the event.
Ego Death World Tour 2022 all new material introspective very personal and very funny . Can’t wait to show you. The link for tickets is in my bio. pic.twitter.com/YEfF2ybnWZ— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) February 22, 2022
From Amy Schumer to Zoe Kravitz, Adam Sandler, and Wanda Sykes, celebrities everywhere have shown Chris Rock massive amounts of support following Hollywood's viral scandal. Not only are stars showing support, but fans are running to see Rock perform in hopes of hearing his side of the story. Rock was greeted by a standing ovation from the crowd to kick off his comedy tour. "I don't have a bunch of **** about what happened, so if you came to hear that, I had like a whole show I wrote before this weekend. And I'm still kind of processing what happened, so at some point, I'll talk about that ****. And it'll be serious and it'll be funny but right now, I'm going to tell some jokes," he said to the audience. According to TickPick, audience members are running to see the comedian do his thing, explaining, "We sold more tickets to see Chris Rock overnight than we did in the past month combined."
Not only have ticket sales shot up, so have the prices, so if you're looking to get into one of the shows, prepare to drop some cash. Chris Rock has proven that he is one of the best at what he does, and we might just love him even more...