According to a report from Variety, the comic played to a sold-out crowd in London on Wednesday night and told the audience he plans to take “The Closer” on the road if it gets pulled from Netflix. Attendees claimed Chappelle said he would screen the special in 10 cities across the U.S.
One person told the outlet that Chappelle did mention that the protest taking place in Los Angeles, Calif. “wasn’t favorable” for him. Another said the entertainer seemed “baffled” by the transphobia and homophobia accusations made against him.
In new photos, Chappelle is seen in London after his show surrounded by heavy security as he walks into a members-only nightclub and reportedly partied until 4 a.m.
He tried to go incognito with a dark green jacket and black scarf flanked by two guards.
On Wednesday, protesters held signs outside of a Netflix office building with the phrases “Trans lives matter” and “Transphobia is not a joke” among others.