Drunk Man Arrested for Throwing Banana Peel at Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle, Drunk Man Arrested for Throwing Banana Peel

Drunk Man Arrested for Throwing Banana Peel at Dave Chappelle

Christian Englander was booked for battery and disorderly conduct.

Published March 31, 2015

Police arrested a man on Monday for throwing a banana peel at Dave Chappelle during his New Mexico show. The assailant was said to be drunk at the time of the attack.


According to TMZ, the attacker, identified as Christian Englander, hit the comedian in the leg with the banana during his set at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, NM. 

Following the incident, Englander attempted to flee the venue, but was eventually detained by security and charged with battery and disorderly conduct by police, reports Time. While in police custody, he confessed to carrying out the attack.

Like a true professional, Chappelle carried on with his set, though he was visibly ruffled. He even referenced the incident in his performance, joking about throwing a tuna casserole at Englander as revenge.

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(Photos from Left: Law Enforcement, Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Written by Moriba Cummings


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