Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle Joke About Will Smith Slap During Comedy Tour

Chris Rock has made some rare comments about being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars this year, revealing to fans that it hurt, while fellow comic Dave Chappelle also opened up about his recent on-stage assault.

The comedians discussed the respective incidents on stage during a show on their European stand-up tour.

Rock and Chappelle began their joint tour at Liverpool's M&S Bank Arena in the U.K. this week.

"Did that s**t hurt?" Rock asked the audience of the slap, per Deadline. "Goddam right... the motherf***** hit me over a bulls*** joke, the nicest joke I ever told."

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Comedians Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock attend the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Mazur/Getty/VF16/WireImage

In a moment that completely overshadowed this year's Academy Awards, Smith struck Rock in the face onstage at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre after the comedian cracked a joke at the expense of Jada Pinkett Smith.

Smith then shouted from his seat that Rock should "keep my wife's name out your f****** mouth."

The slap sent shock waves across the entertainment industry and saw Smith banned from returning to the Oscars or attending any other Academy events for the next 10 years.

Less than two months later, Chappelle was attacked onstage during his stand-up set at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in May at the Netflix Is A Joke festival.

The attacker was identified by police as Isaiah Lee and in May Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office had brought four misdemeanor charges against the 24-year-old accusing him of rushing the stage and tackling Chappelle.

Lee has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

This incident unsurprisingly drew comparisons to Smith's actions with fans saying the Oscars slap led to Chappelle being charged on stage.

"That was some scary s***," Chappelle said of his stage incident, before joking that Rock upstaged him that by going on stage and quipping: "Was that Will Smith?"

Addressing the Smith situation, Chappelle said the salp was "very strange choice" and referred to his upbringing in West Philadelphia, which is known to be a rough area.

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Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock after he made a joke at Smith's wife's expense during the 94th Academy Award's ceremony in Los Angeles. March 27, 2022. ROBYN BECK//AFP via Getty Images

"A lot of people forget who Will Smith is," he said. "Then 10 minutes before he was about to get the biggest award, he acted like he was back in Philadelphia."

Chappelle added: "Will did the impression of a perfect person for 30 years, and he ripped his mask off and showed us he was as ugly as the rest of us. Whatever the consequences are... I hope he doesn't put his mask back on again, and lets his real face breathe.

"I see myself in both men."

Rock and Chappelle's comments come just weeks after Smith himself publicly addressed the slap.

In late July, Smith released an apology video on YouTube in which he reflected on the incident, the fallout and how he has been coping ever since.

"I've reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he's not ready to talk," Smith says in the five-minute-long video.