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BLESSING AND A CURSE? 'The Oscars Slap' Just Generated A BIGGER Bag For Chris Rock’s Upcoming Comedy Tour, But Didn't Help The Ratings

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“The Oscars Slap” just earned Chris Rock a bigger bag as he’s set to embark on his “Ego Death World Tour.” Ticket sales have skyrocketed since Will Smith slapped the comedian in the face live during the Oscars ceremony. Deets on the booming ticket sales and more inside…

 

The world seems torn on who was right and who was wrong after Will Smith got up out his seat and slapped presenter Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars in defense of his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith.

Some people feel like the edgy comedian got exactly what he deserved for improvising the joke since it hadn’t been vetted before the show. #TeamWillSmith feels the comedian should have known better:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, others felt Will Smith was out of pocket, calling Chris the victim who was just doing his job:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Academy condemned Will’s action and has launched an investigation. The “Good Hair” host may find himself in additional drama as show producers were reportedly not aware he was going to tell the "G.I. Jane" joke. According to production sources, Chris did NOT tell that joke during rehearsals and they claim the joke was unvetted before the live show, according to US Weekly. 

It's been reported Chris will NOT press charges and decided not to file a police report. Power 105's "The Breakfast Club" co-host Charlamagne tha God said he spoke with Chris after the Oscars and he told him that he wasn't aware of Jada's condition.

 

 

As the saying goes, any publicity is good publicity because ticket sales for Chris Rock's upcoming comedy tour, "Ego Death World Tour" are BOOMING following “the slap.”

 

 

Ticketing site TickPick tweeted they sold more tickets to Chris’ “Ego Death World Tour” comedy show overnight (following the Oscars) than it sold over the past month combined. TickPick revealed the price for the tickets on the secondary market jumped over 200%, from $46 per ticket on March 18th to a minimum of $341 now.

 

 

Cray.

It’s Chris Rock’s first comedy tour in five years, which he promised "all-new material" and an "introspective" program that would be "very personal and very funny." The famed comedian is set to perform at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre from March 30th - April 1st.

Do you think he’ll address “The Oscars Slap?!”

He's also going on a mini comedy tour with Kevin Hart this summer:

 

 

By the way, the Oscars altercation is seemingly benefitting Chris Rock, however, it didn't help ratings. According to Deadline, the Oscars raked in 16.6 million viewers, which is the second lowest ratings for the show...ever. Bloop!

Photo: A.M.P.A.S./VIA REUTERS


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