It was a slap seen all over the world – and although the incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars was polarizing and shocking, it has silver: ticket sales for Chris Rock’s comedy shows have reportedly risen since the evening on Sunday.
The live ticketing site, TickPick, has sold more tickets to see Chris Rock than last month combined, the company tweeted Monday.
We sold more tickets to see Chris Rock than last month combined.
– TickPick (@TickPick) March 28, 2022
The rock will perform Wednesday at the Wilbur Theater in Boston. On March 18, the cheapest tickets sold for $ 46, but by Monday had risen to $ 411, TickPick spokesman Kyle Zorn said.
And tickets for his Friday performance at the same theater now start at $ 503. This show is sold out on TicketMaster.
CBS News has approached TickPick, Ticketmaster and other ticketing websites for more information and is awaiting responses.
This summer, Rock will perform several shows in New York with comedian Kevin Hart, and then finish his own “Ego Death World Tour,” which will take him to Australia and New Zealand.
Rock has not yet made any public statements about the Smith incident. The comedian spoke at the Oscars when he joked with the head of Judy Pinkett Smith, which apparently upset the couple and made Smith not only jump on stage and slap Rock, but also shout: “Do not let my wife’s name in your fuck ». * mouth ». Pinkett Smith has a shaved head because she has alopecia, which she spoke openly about.
Rock has decided not to press charges, according to LAPD.
Smith received the award for best male role shortly after the slap and used his speech to apologize to the Academy and his fellow nominees, not Rock. However, on Monday, he posted a statement on Instagram in which he stated that his “behavior at the last Oscar party was unacceptable and unforgivable” and that he would like to publicly apologize to Rock.
“I was wrong and I was wrong,” Smith wrote.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday that it “condemns” Smith’s actions at the Oscars and is launching a formal investigation into his behavior.
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