Video captures the exact moment Dave Chappelle is attacked on stage 3 months ago

Video captures the exact moment Dave Chappelle is attacked on stage

Chappelle was performing at the Netflix Is A Joke comedy festival

Footage has emerged of the exact moment that Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage in LA.

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The clip has been doing the rounds on Twitter and shows the moment that a man runs on stage and tackles the comedian in the stomach.

Chappelle then jokes afterwards: "It was a trans man."

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The often-controversial comedian prompted a backlash last year with his latest comedy special, The Closer, in which he makes a number of jokes about the transgender community.

Chappelle continued with the show and later told the audience: "I don’t know if that was part of the show or… I grabbed the back of that n****s head, his hair was spongy, absorbent."

Actor and Chappelle's friend Jamie Foxx was one of those who rushed on stage to help him, and he voiced his admiration for Chappelle afterwards.

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"Listen, I just want to say I’ve had an incredible time. This guy is a genius, we’ve got to protect him at all times, man. This is what it’s about," Foxx said.

"For every comedian that comes out here, this means everything. You’re a genius, you’re a legend, I enjoyed myself thoroughly and we’re not gonna let nothing happen to you."

Chappelle then added: "I’ve been doing this 35 years, I just stomped a n***a backstage. Always wanted to do that."

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Warning: footage below contains graphic injury

Other footage on Twitter appears to show Chappelle's attacker being loaded into an ambulance with a very badly injured arm.

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The LAPD has now charged a 23-year-old man, named Isaiah Lee, with assault with a deadly weapon, according to Sky News.

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