What do Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock have in common? No, not that they were both publicly attacked this year on stage after telling a joke, but that they are both hilarious comedians! Assumingly, they understand that this is their new association and have therefore decided to combine their latest headlines - and comedic skills, of course - into a show to remember! Here's what's in store...
Chapelle and Rock will perform their headline show at The O2 Arena in London on September 3. Described by their representatives as "a very special show," fans can grab general sale tickets starting June 10 at 10 a.m. They're well aware that both their recent public scandals are on everyone's minds, so there's no doubt these comedians will use this space to address the topic and deliver their sides of the story. With no mention of the show being recorded or streamed, this may be your only chance to hear them knock out some jokes (no pun intended!) about their unintentional new levels of fame.
For your reference, Rock was smacked in the face by Will Smith while he presented an award at the 2022 Academy Awards in March and made a joke about the actor's wife. Two months later, Chappelle was subject to similar abuse when he performed at the Netflix is A Joke festival in Los Angeles and was attacked by a man armed with a weapon. Ouch.
🆕Just announced 🆕@chrisrock & Dave Chappelle are heading to The O2 on 3 September 2022 for a very special show.— The O2 (@TheO2) June 6, 2022
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Following the May event, the two paired up for an impromptu event at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. They had clearly had some time to reflect and make light of the events, poking fun at each other's attackers. "At least you got smacked by someone of repute!" Chappelle teased Rock. "I got smacked by a homeless guy with leaves in his hair." We can likely expect lots more where that came from in their upcoming show, setting it up to be a night to remember! Let's just hope there's good security at the O2...