Chris Rock's comedy tour sees ticket sales surge post Will Smith's slap at Oscars

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Los Angeles Updated: Mar 29, 2022, 09:50 AM(IST)

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage after the comedian made a joke on the actor's wife Photograph:( Twitter )

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Chris Rock is scheduled to perform back-to-back shows on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at the Wilbur Theatre.

Comedian Chris Rock, who was slapped by actor Will Smith on the 94th Academy Awards stage, is seeing a surge in ticket sale for his upcoming stand-up show.

As per Variety, TickPick, a secondary ticketing marketplace, has sold more tickets to the comedian's Ego Death World Tourtour overnight than they did in the past month combined.

The company claimed that ticket prices have surged since Sunday night, going up from a minimum of USD 46 per ticket on March 18 to a minimum of USD 341.

Rock is scheduled to perform back-to-back shows on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at the Wilbur Theatre.

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While presenting the best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, Rock made a joke about Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head.Rock said he couldn't wait to see Pinkett Smith, who has alopecia, star in 'G.I. Jane 2' which led Smith to go up on stage and slap Rock.

Smith returned to his seat and shouted, "Keep my wife's name out of your f***ing mouth!"

A few minutes after the incident, Smith was announced Best Actor at the Oscars for his performance in 'King Richards'. Smith apologised to the Academy during his acceptance speech.

Hours later on Monday, the actor issued a public apology to Rock on Instagram and said he was wrong and 'embarrassed' of his behaviour. 

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