Chris Rock appears to compare Oscars slap to Paul Pelosi's attack as he shares joke that former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband 'knows how I felt'
Chris Rock spoke at a ceremony for Adam Sandler, who won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
The comedian seemingly compared the infamous 2022 Oscars slap to Paul Pelosi being attacked.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband were in the audience at the time.
Chris Rock has made plenty of headlines over the last year after he was slapped by Will Smith at the 2022 Oscars, and he continued to talk about the incident in his most recent Netflix special, "Selective Outrage," in which he joked that his face "still hurts."
And on Sunday, the "Spiral" star made another joke about the slap while speaking onstage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, during an event honoring actor and comedian Adam Sandler, who won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Rock told the audience that he'd share a few jokes that didn't make it into "Selective Outrage" (via USA Today), before saying that "Paul Pelosi (is) the only guy who knows how I felt. Just me and you, Paul."
The comedian appeared to compare the moment at the Oscars to Paul Pelosi being assaulted in his home in October 2022.
The husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was attacked with a hammer when an intruder broke into their San Francisco home. The 82 year old suffered a fractured skull during the attack and had to undergo surgery as a result.
San Francisco police identified the suspect as 42-year-old David DePape.
The suspect is reported to have shouted, "Where is Nancy?" at Paul Pelosi.
Footage of the incident was also released online which shows Pelosi and his attacker struggling over the hammer.
Nancy and Paul Pelosi were in the audience at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, although it's not clear how they reacted to Rock's joke.
Rock also cracked a joke about speculation that former US President Donald Trump could this week be indicted in one of the investigations into his affairs.
"Are you guys really going to arrest Trump? Do you know this is only going to make him more popular. It's like arresting Tupac. He's just gonna sell more records. Are you stupid?" Rock said.
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