- “How was your weekend?” Chris asked the audience
- Chris Rock was greeted with thunderous applause at his performance
- He was slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars
A few days after the famous slap in the face at the Oscars, Chris Rock finally addressed the incident during his comedy show. While performing at the Wilbur Theater, Chris Rock was greeted with thunderous applause, Variety reported. He started the show by asking the audience, “How was your weekend?” which was reciprocated with loud laughter, Variety reported. During the show, Chris said, “I don’t know anything about what happened, so if you come to hear it, I have a whole plan that I wrote before this weekend. I’m still processing what happened. So, at one point I was will talk about that nonsense. And it will be serious and funny. ” Ahead of the show, the comedian said, “I’ll tell you some jokes. It’s fun to just go out.”
Chris Rock and Will Smith made headlines when the 94th Academy Awards aired, where Chris Rock appeared on stage to present the awards, where he made jokes about Will Smith’s wife and actress Jada Pinkett Smith being in “GI Jane” because of her appearance , which triggered The Pursuit of Happiness the actor, who slapped Chris Rock and returned to his seat and shouted, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f ***** g mouth.” Later, while receiving the Best Actor trophy, Will Smith apologized to the Academy and its nominees but not to Chris. She only apologized to him a day later on social media.
It was previously reported that Chris Rock’s comedy tour saw a surge in sales after the infamous Oscar incident. The online marketplace for event tickets called Tick Pick tweeted, “We’re selling more tickets to see Chris Rock overnight than we did at last month’s combination.” Meanwhile, Variety reported that the platform “claims that ticket prices have soared since Sunday night, rising from a minimum of $ 46 per ticket on March 18 to a minimum of $ 341.
Meanwhile, the Academy of Movement Arts and Sciences issued a statement that read, “While we would like to clarify that Mr. Smith was asked to leave the council and decline, we also recognize that we may have handled the situation differently.”