Chris Rock & Dave Chappelle To Co-Headline Comedy Show In London

Comedians Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle are to perform a joint stand-up show at London’s O2 Arena later this year.

The two U.S. comedy stars will perform on Saturday 3 September in a co-headlining gig just weeks after they were both attacked on stage in separate incidents. The joint gig at London’s O2 Arena is currently their only UK performance.

According to multiple reports, tickets for the show will begin selling from June 10 and will be exclusive to fans who are 18 years and above.

In one of the most dramatic moments in Oscar history, Rock was slapped by Will Smith, now dubbed ‘the slap’, following a joke about wife Jada Pinkett Smith, which caused an immense fallout and lengthy period of introspection.

Chappelle was attacked by a man who rushed on stage as part of the Netflix Is A Joke festival in LA and Chappelle and Rock joked about the situation together two days later at a Comedy Store gig.

While Smith has been banned from attending the Oscars for a decade, Isaiah Lee, the man accused of attacking Chappelle, pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanor counts and was carrying a replica gun that contained a switchblade. He has since been arrested and charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his roommate at a transitional housing facility in December.

Rock further revealed that he was inspired by Smith’s Oscar slap.

“I wanted him to know that next time, he should consider first running his material by people it could affect,” the comedian told The Post. “I wanted Dave Chappelle and people to know that these are things you need to be more sensitive about and not joke about.”

Since the attacks, both Rock and Chappelle have addressed their mutual incidents on the stage of West Hollywood’s ‘The Comedy Store.’