Chris Rock has addressed the massive Will Smith-sized elephant when he took to the stage for the first time since the Oscars slap.
Chris Rock has finally broken his silence admitting he’s “still kind of processing what happened” as he took to the stage at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston for his first of five sold-out shows, days after being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars due to his joke.
Rock received a lengthy standing ovation when he took to the stage in Boston, before telling the crowd he already had a series of jokes lined up and would address the Oscars slap “at some point.”
“What’s up, Boston? How was your weekend?,” Rock said onstage, which was met with laughter from the crowd.
“I don’t have a bunch of s**t about what happened, so if you came to hear that, I have a whole show I wrote before this weekend. I’m still kind of processing what happened. So, at some point, I’ll talk about that s**t. And it will be serious and funny.”
Phones of the audience were confiscated before they entered the venue, but it seems some people managed to get some sneaky footage of the show.
A video, posted on TikTok, shows Rock dressed in all-white performing for a packed crowd.
The comedian had been spotted earlier in the day checking in to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Beantown, keeping his head down as he walked swiftly into the building to avoid paparazzi.
His string of comedy shows comes ahead of the official launch of his Ego Death World Tour – which has seen a huge spike in sales following the shocking Oscars confrontation.