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Dave Chappelle makes surprise appearance at Columbus venue; jokes targeting LGBTQ community criticized

According to posts on Twitter, fans say Chappelle told jokes that were deemed offensive to the LGBTQ community.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Fans attending comedian John Mulaney's show at the Schottenstein Center were surprised by the appearance of another comedian. 

Dave Chappelle shared the stage with Mulaney during his performance Friday night and told a series of jokes that drew negative feedback on social media. 

A fan in the audience tweeted that Chappelle told jokes that were deemed offensive to the LGBTQ community. The fan also shared that they were disappointed with Mulaney's decision to have Chappelle join the stage.

The tweet went viral with more than 61,000 likes and more than 6,100 retweets. Other Twitter users commented in support of the fan's tweet. 

Mulaney and Chappelle have not commented in response to Friday's performances.

This isn't the first time Chappelle received negative feedback for a comment about the LGBTQ community. 

The comedian's Netflix special "The Closer", which was released last year, received backlash for his remarks about the transgender community. 

A top Netflix executive said Chappelle's comedy special didn't cross "the line on hate" and will remain on the streaming site despite calls for it to be removed. 

Chappelle's surprise appearance Friday comes weeks after he was attacked by a 23-year-old man during his stand-up show in Los Angeles. 

The comedian was performing for a Netflix comedy festival at the Hollywood Bowl when Isaiah Lee rushed the stage. Police said Lee was carrying a replica handgun with a large blade that folded out of it similar to a pocket knife.

Lee is facing four misdemeanor charges, including battery, possessing a deadly weapon with intent to assault unlawfully crossing from a spectator area onto a stage at a theatrical event and interfering with or delaying such an event with unlawful conduct. 

The judge also ordered Lee to say at least 100 yards away from Chappelle.

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