Ticket sales for US comedian Chris Rock’s tour get a boost after Oscar slapping by Will Smith

US actor Will Smith (right) slaps US actor Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California March 27, 2022. — AFP pic

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US actor Will Smith (suitable) slaps US actor Chris Rock onstage throughout the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California March 27, 2022. — AFP pic

KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 ― A thing optimistic turned up for comedian Chris Rock adhering to the slapping by Will Smith in the new Oscars.

Tickets for Rock’s comedy tour have been advertising like incredibly hot cakes with ticketing marketplace.

TickPick, stated they have sold more tickets to the comedian’s tour right away than they did in the past thirty day period mixed.


They also declare that ticket charges have surged since Sunday night time, heading up from a least of US$46 (RM193) for each ticket on March 18 to a minimal of US$341 (RM1,435), Wide variety documented.

Rock is set to accomplish 6 reveals at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre from March 30 to April 1 in advance of officially kicking off his Moi Death Planet Tour on April 2.

Although tickets for his Boston displays bought out speedily, there are continue to tickets offered on resale sites these as Vivid Seats, Ticketmaster and Stubhub.

The comedian will then travel to more than 30 towns for the North American leg of his tour, which marks the initial time in 5 several years that the comic will accomplish new material across the country.

Rock at the moment has 38 dates scheduled for the tour, hitting main towns these kinds of as Las Vegas, Denver, Oakland, Seattle, New York, Chicago and Toronto.

Just after Boston, he will head to the Borgata Lodge Casino & Spa in Atlantic Metropolis for two exhibits, just before wrapping up at Los Angeles’s Dolby Theatre on November 17.

Rock was smacked by Smith in the confront with an open hand who also shouted vulgarities following the comic built a joke about his spouse Jada Pinkett Smith’s hairstyle.

Pinkett Smith is battling the autoimmune ailment alopecia, which can induce hair reduction and balding.

Prior to the exchange, Rock was roasting some of the nominees and, just after mentioning Smith, who received the award for King Richard, claimed of his spouse, “Jada, I adore you. ‘G.I. Jane II,’ simply cannot wait around to see it.”

He was referring to the 1997 film G.I. Jane starring actress Demi Moore, who shaved her head for the job.

Smith then walked on stage to Rock, who experienced his fingers behind his again when Smith threw an open hand at his deal with that developed an audible smack.

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