Chris Rock talks about Will Smith’s slap three days after being slapped at the Oscars. The comedian discusses what transpired in his first stand-up show after the brawl.
Rock performed a sold-out show at the Wilbur Theater in Boston on Wednesday. On Sunday, the comedian made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia and has a bald head. The joke prompted the “King Richard” actor to step up to the stage and punched Rock in the face.
According to an audio recording of the comedy act published by Variety, Rock received a tremendous ovation on Wednesday night. He informed the audience, “I’m still kind of processing what happened”.
“How was your weekend?” Rock made a joke, according to Variety’s audio, after the applause went down. “I don’t have a bunch of (expletive) about what happened. So, if you came to hear that, I have a whole show I wrote before this weekend”.
“So at some point I’ll talk about that (expletive),” he told the crowd. “And it will be serious and funny”.
Ticket costs for Chris Rock’s shows are skyrocketing
Following the awful occurrence on Sunday, Rock is continuing his Ego Death comedy tour, which begins on Saturday in New Jersey and is already sold out for the opening shows. Before his tour begins, the comedian will perform six concerts at the Wilbur in Boston, all of which are sold out, according to Ticketmaster.
Ticket prices for Rock’s Wednesday show and subsequent Wilbur dates ranged from $51 to $71, but resellers are currently selling them for much more. TickPick, a secondary ticket vendor, has experienced an increase of 641 percent.
TickPick’s official Twitter feed revealed Monday that “we sold more tickets to see Chris Rock overnight than we did in the previous month combined”.
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