After Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle Attacks, Comedy Venues Increase Security

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars. Dave Chappelle was tackled at the Hollywood Bowl. Now some venues are increasing security to protect comedians.

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Academy Bars Will Smith From Oscars Ceremony for 10 Years After Slap

Smith had already resigned from the Academy, saying he had “betrayed” its trust with conduct that was “shocking, painful, and inexcusable.”

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One Last Takeaway From ‘The Slap’: Leave Black Women’s Hair Alone

Lost in the Oscars fray is the hurt inflicted when a group is denigrated for a laugh. Chris Rock, who has examined this issue in a documentary, should have known better.

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Will Smith’s Slap Could Hurt His Family’s Brand

Will Smith has spent decades radiating boundless likability. His family has become known for sharing therapy sessions online. His smack at the Oscars has complicated all of that.

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What Will Smith and Joe Biden Have in Common

The slap and the slip were the same kind of gaffe.

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Oscars Producer Did Not Want Will Smith Physically Removed After Slap

Will Packer, the producer of the telecast, said that Smith had been asked to leave after slapping Chris Rock, and then there were discussions of having him physically removed.

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Will Smith Refused to Leave Oscars After Slap, Academy Says

The academy revealed that Smith was asked to leave the ceremony after slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards, and said that it was initiating disciplinary proceedings.

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The Furor Over Will Smith’s Slap

Readers point the finger at Mr. Smith, Chris Rock, the Academy, toxic masculinity and a censorious nation.

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The Furor Over Will Smith’s Slap

Readers point the finger at Mr. Smith, Chris Rock, the Academy, toxic masculinity and a censorious nation.

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Oscars Audience Jumped After Will Smith’s Slap of Chris Rock

But the largest audience of the night was tuned in earlier, during Troy Kotsur’s win for best supporting actor.

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Roxane Gay: Will Smith Was Wrong, but Being Thin-Skinned Is Not

A defense of thin skin.

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The Slap Wasn’t the Only Astonishing Thing About the Oscars

One stretch of the broadcast featured a remarkable convergence of Black celebrities, our critic writes. But in the midst of it all, Will Smith’s victory became a defeat.

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Four Opinion Writers: Why Will Smith’s Slap Caused an Uproar

Charles Blow, Roxane Gay and Esau McCaulley join Lulu Garcia-Navarro to discuss why the incident has elicited so many passionate responses.

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Does the Academy Hate Movies? Our Critics on the 2022 Oscars.

Whatever you make of the slap, the telecast as a whole was a frustrating night of television that seemed based on a misunderstanding of what makes films great.

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No Joke: When Will Smith Slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars

A sampling of the reaction to the slap that was the talk of the Academy Awards.

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2022 Oscars Gets Higher Ratings Than Last Year’s Academy Awards

Early results showed a 32 percent improvement from last year’s event, to 13.73 million viewers.

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The Oscars Slap Divides Hollywood and Raises Questions

When Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Academy Awards for telling a joke about his wife, it divided Hollywood, sparking denunciations, defenses and debates.

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Best and Worst Moments of the 2022 Oscars

The night made history, from That Slap to milestone wins by Troy Kotsur and Ariana DeBose, and a rousing performance by Beyoncé.

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Will Smith Hits Chris Rock at the Oscars. Here’s What We Know.

The apparently unscripted moment stunned viewers and audiences alike. The telecast was muted and paused in the United States.

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An Onstage Slap Gives the Oscars More Drama Than It Bargained For

The show strained to offer something for everyone. But it could still create shocking moments.

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Kim Kardashian West Takes Aim at Herself in ‘S.N.L.’ Monologue

Kardashian West hosted an episode featuring the musical guest Halsey and a parade of celebrity cameos that included John Cena, Chris Rock and Amy Schumer.

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Chris Rock Re-Edits a Special, and the Result Is Fascinating

With “Total Blackout: The Tamborine Extended Cut,” the comic effectively erases the stamp of the original director, Bo Burnham, and turns in a less intimate show.

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What’s Fauci Reading? We Take Another Look at Celebrity Bookshelves

This year is finally coming to an end, so here is one last peek at the books behind Chris Rock, Jeff Bezos, Jemele Hill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and more.

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Jim Carrey Plays Joe Biden in ‘S.N.L.’ Season Premiere

Chris Rock hosted the first live episode since “S.N.L.” was driven from its studio by the coronavirus, and the show didn’t hold back on jokes about President Trump’s diagnosis.

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‘Fargo’ Season 4 Review: Chris Rock, Gangsters and a Social Conscience

FX’s mannered Midwestern noir returns after three years with a new setting, a social conscience and Chris Rock.

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Chris Rock Tried to Warn Us

In a candid interview, the comic discusses America’s summer of strife, Trump, blackface and his dramatic turn in the new season of “Fargo.”

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Jimmy Fallon Apologizes for Blackface Skit

In a ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch from 2000, Mr. Fallon appears in blackface while impersonating his fellow comedian Chris Rock.

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