The comedian, 48, was performing at the Netflix is a Joke festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles
The attacker has been named as Isaiah Lee, 23; he is now in LA County Sheriff's custody
Lee has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon - police say he was carrying a knife and replica gun
Chappelle was uninjured and continued with his set, joking the attacker was a 'trans man'
He had been joking about the woke brigade trying to cancel him over recent trans jokes when Lee stormed the stage
Chris Rock then performed and joked that the attacker was Will Smith following the Oscars 'slap gate' incident