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Chris Rock gets standing ovation at his show in first appearance since Oscars, says ‘nonetheless kind of processing it’

Three days after Chris Rock was slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars, the 57-year-old comic opened his Ego Death 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 first time after the incident in Boston on Tuesday. Also learn: Oscars co-host Amy Schumer is ‘triggered and traumatised’ by Will Smith incident: ‘Chris Rock dealt with it like a professional’

While the ticket costs for his six reveals skyrocketed after the Oscar confrontation, the comic made it clear he wasn’t going to speak at size in regards to the incident. “If you came to hear that, I’m not … I had like a whole show I wrote before this weekend,” he stated.

During his efficiency, Chris solely briefly addressed the slap, saying he was “still kind of processing what happened” at the Oscars and never mentioned Will by name. “Other than the weird thing, life is pretty good,” he stated at one level mid-way by means of his act.

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

Chris has been making headlines ever since Will Smith smacked him on stage at the Academy Awards after he made a joke about his spouse Jada Pinkett Smith’s buzzed haircut. Jada has spoken publicly about her analysis of alopecia, which may trigger baldness. “Jada, I like you. ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it,” Chris stated whereas presenting an award, evaluating her to Demi Moore’s G.I. Jane character, who had a buzz lower in 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 identify out of his mouth. Chris has not filed a authorized criticism in opposition to Will who has apologised to him by means of an Instagram put up.

(With AP inputs)

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