Chris Rock Comedy Tour ticket sales increase after Will Smith attack

Comedian Chris Rock’s comedy tour saw a surge in ticket sales after actor Will Smith slapped him in the face at the Oscars on Sunday night after Rock told a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

“We sold more tickets to see Chris Rock overnight than in the past three months combined,” online ticketed event marketplace TickPick revealed in a tweet Monday morning.

The surge in ticket sales has also pushed ticket prices up since Sunday night, from a low of $46 per ticket on March 18 to a low of $341, according to a report by Variety.

The surge in ticket sales for Chris Rock’s comedy tour appears to have been inspired by Will Smith who shocked Oscar audiences and viewers on Sunday night when he rose from his seat to attack the comedian for making a joke about his wife.

“Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2, can’t wait to see you,” Rock said onstage at the Oscars – an apparent joe about Pinkett Smith’s hair loss, which she says is due to his alopecia.

Will Smith, however, didn’t seem to take the joke lightly, as the actor took the stage, where he punched Rock in the face. Then, when the actor took his place back in the audience, he twice shouted, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.”

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Smith later addressed his goofy outburst during his Best Actor acceptance speech, in which he apologized to the Oscars and all of his “other nominees,” but refrained from mentioning Rock in his apology. .

Rock is scheduled to perform six shows at the Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts, from March 30 through April 1. The comedian will then kick off his Ego Death world tour on April 2. Rock will also only visit more than 30 cities for North America. stage of his tour.

The comedian currently has 38 dates scheduled for the tour, traveling to cities including Las Vegas, Denver, Seattle, New York, Chicago and Toronto. Rock will conclude his comedy tour on November 18 in Hollywood, California.

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