Three days after Chris Rock was slapped by Will Smith on the Oscars, the 57-year-old comic opened his Ego Loss of life World Tour on Wednesday (early Thursday as per IST). He obtained an applause from the Boston viewers as he arrived on stage and was virtually embarrassed by the a number of standing ovations he obtained. He was noticed for the primary time after the incident in Boston on Tuesday. Additionally learn: Oscars co-host Amy Schumer is ‘triggered and traumatised’ by Will Smith incident: ‘Chris Rock dealt with it like a professional’

Whereas the ticket costs for his six exhibits skyrocketed after the Oscar confrontation, the comic made it clear he wasn’t going to speak at size concerning the incident. “In case you got here to listen to that, I’m not … I had like an entire present I wrote earlier than this weekend,” he mentioned.

Throughout his efficiency, Chris solely briefly addressed the slap, saying he was “nonetheless form of processing what occurred” on the Oscars and by no means talked about Will by title. “Apart from the bizarre factor, life is fairly good,” he mentioned at one level mid-way via his act.

Chris wore all white for his efficiency. Because the applause carried on for minutes — with followers yelling “I like you, Chris!” — the comic gave the impression to be getting emotional. “How was your weekend?” Chris joked earlier than stepping into his set.

Chris has been making headlines ever since Will Smith smacked him on stage on the Academy Awards after he made a joke about his spouse Jada Pinkett Smith’s buzzed haircut. Jada has spoken publicly about her prognosis of alopecia, which may trigger baldness. “Jada, I like you. ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it,” Chris mentioned whereas presenting an award, evaluating her to Demi Moore’s G.I. Jane character, who had a buzz minimize within the 1997 movie.

Will promptly stood up from his seat and took to the stage, slapping Chris throughout the face earlier than sitting again down and yelling at him to maintain his spouse’s title out of his mouth. Chris has not filed a authorized grievance towards Will who has apologised to him via an Instagram publish.

(With AP inputs)


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