Chris Rock announces 2nd San Antonio show in wake of Will Smith slap

Actor performing at the Majestic on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11; tickets are currently on sale

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 15: Chris Rock speaks onstage at the National Board of Review annual awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on March 15, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for National Board of Review) (Jamie McCarthy, 2022 Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – Actor and comedian Chris Rock is extending his stay in San Antonio by adding a second show at the Majestic Theatre as part of his “Ego Death World Tour.”

This comes nearly a month after the Will Smith slap at the Oscars.

Rock will perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 and Friday, Nov. 11, according to Ticketmaster.

Tickets for both shows are currently on sale, though seats are limited. Prices start around $49.75 and you can purchase them at majesticempire.com or on Ticketmaster.

Rock announced his “Ego Death” tour — his first in five years — a month before the onstage incident at the Oscars, but it didn’t include any Texas stops then.

At the March 27 Academy Awards, Rock was presenting the best documentary award and made jokes about several attendees, including Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

“Jada, I love you. ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it,” Rock said.

Pinkett Smith, who has spoken publicly about her hair loss condition, alopecia, had a closely shaved head similar Demi Moore’s in the 1997 movie.

Smith strode from his front-row seat onto the stage and smacked Rock, stunning the comedian, the theater crowd and viewers at home.

Many thought it was a planned gag set up by the show or the men themselves, but the seriousness of the situation set in after Smith returned to his seat and angrily twice shouted at Rock to “keep my wife’s name out your (expletive) mouth.”

Rock said he had no interest in pursuing charges when asked by police backstage.

Smith took the stage again less than an hour later to accept his Oscar, tearfully apologizing to the academy but notably omitting any mention of Rock. He compared himself to Richard Williams, the man he played in “King Richard,” “a fierce defender of his family.”

Smith later apologized to Rock on social media.

The motion picture academy has since banned him from attending the Oscars or any other academy event for 10 years.

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