12:36 PM PT -- Dave is fully cooperating with the police investigation ... according to his spokesperson Carla Sims. Despite the bizarre violence, she says Dave "refuses to allow last night's incident to overshadow the magic of this historic moment."
The history is that Chappelle's 4-night engagement at the Hollywood Bowl ties him with Monty Python for most headlined shows for a comedian at the venue. The 4 sold-out shows drew 70,000 fans.
6:14 AM PT -- The name of the man who attacked Dave is 23-year-old Isaiah Lee, he's being held on $30,000 bail.
Dave Chappelle's Hollywood Bowl performance Tuesday night came to a temporary screeching halt when someone rushed the stage and attacked the comedian, and it was especially scary because we've learned the guy pulled out a gun.
It went down toward the end of Dave's show -- part of the "Netflix Is A Joke" festival -- when a man in the audience somehow got on stage and manhandled Dave, tackling him violently and slamming him on the hard stage.
Law enforcement tells TMZ, the attacker actually pointed the gun at Chappelle as he rushed him. We're told the gun was not real, it was a replica of a semi-automatic. It also weirdly had a knife attached to the gun.
And ... the question cops are asking this AM ... how did this guy get past the metal detector?
An eyewitness tells TMZ ... the attacker got up and started running as a swarm of people went after him. He was running around the screen on the stage when, as the eyewitness put it, "the mob caught up with him and beat the crap out of him, stomping on him." The eyewitness says Jamie Foxx and Busta Rhymes got a few licks in.
We're told Dave was ok but the attacker was injured and taken by stretcher to an ambulance. We're told he's currently in the hospital. LAPD sources tell us, the man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.
Dave continued with his act, telling the audience, "I don't know if that was part of the show. I grabbed the back of that n***** head, his hair was spongy, absorbent."
After Dave Chappelle was attacked during a set at the Hollywood Bowl, Chris Rock joined him onstage and joked: “Was that Will Smith?” pic.twitter.com/nusWAzlclM