Chris Rock sees ticket sales spike after slap heard 'round the world'

ByGeorge Pennacchio via OTRC logo
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
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Chris Rock has yet to comment publicly on the slap by Will Smith at the Oscars, but fans are paying top dollar to see what he'll say in his shows.

LOS ANGELES -- One slap is all it took to become the hottest ticket in town.

Ticket resellers report seats to see Chris Rock perform standup have suddenly skyrocketed in price.

Rock has yet to comment publicly on the incident at the Oscars when Will Smith got on stage and slapped him in the face after a joke about Smith's wife Jada.

Fans apparently want to see if Rock might work the incident into his standup routine.

Rock has shows in Boston coming up on March 30, 31 and April 1. At one point before the Oscars, tickets could be had for $46, according to reseller TickPick. Now, the latest prices for those seats range from $317 to $797.

TickPick says after the Oscars, it sold more tickets to see Rock in one night than it had in the past month combined.

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Rock's longtime friend Adam Sandler took to Twitter to encourage his pal, writing "Can't wait for this. Love you buddy!"

Tickets for Rock's April 8 performance at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio are currently $226 and up on the site.

Rock's "Ego Death Tour" in the U.S. has 38 dates scheduled so far, hitting major cities such as Las Vegas, Denver, Oakland, Seattle, New York, Chicago and Toronto. Rock will close the tour at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles - where Sunday's Oscars took place - on Nov. 17 and 18.