who attacked him on stage during the now-viral assault Wednesday. The 48-year-old “Chappelle’s Show” creator had been performing at the “Netflix is a Joke” festival in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, when an unnamed spectator bum-rushed the stage and tackled the comedian to the ground, as seen in shocking footage.
The assailant — Isaiah Lee, 23, of Los Angeles — was subsequently removed from the venue by security, whereupon he was arrested by the LAPD and taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.
It was later revealed that Lee has been booked for felony assault with a deadly weapon.Officer Lizeth Lomeli, a spokesperson for the LAPD, confirmed to The Post that the suspect was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and the suspect, whose name will not be released until he is discharged from the local hospital, was carrying a replica handgun that had a blade inside.However, following the kerfuffle, a video emerged of Chappelle leaning into the microphone and quipping “that was a trans man.” He was presumably referencing his ongoing feud with the LGBTQ community over a series of remarks and jokes that many deemed transphobic.While the line garnered guffaws from the audience, it didn’t sit well with some online critics, who accused the funnyman of taking a cheap shot.“All these people leave out the fact Dave Chappelle joked that it was a ‘trans man’ that ran on stage to beat him when we don’t know who it was,” fumed one incensed commenter on Twitter. “All we know is that things are about to get worse in this country and have been getting worse for trans people and Dave encourages it.”Another wrote, “Dave Chappelle gets attacked on stage and the first thing he do is mention trans people.