The old saying “all publicity is good publicity” is proving to be true.
According to Variety, TickPick, a secondary ticket purchasing site reported that they’ve sold more tickets for Chris Rock‘s upcoming comedy tour than they’ve sold over the past month. TickPick also reported that the sale price has increased to over 200 percent, from $46 per ticket on March 18 to a minimum of $341 now.
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We sold more tickets to see Chris Rock overnight than we did in the past month combined.
— TickPick (@TickPick) March 28, 2022
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Rock is set to perform six shows in Boston from March 30 through April 1 before heading to his Ego Death World Tour on April 2. The tour is scheduled to hit major cities from Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, and Toronto.
This follows after the comedian was slapped on stage by Will Smith for making a G.I. Jane joke about Jada Pinkett Smith at the 94th Academy Awards. Since the show, social media has been loaded with shock, memes, and think pieces about the incident. Will Smith has since made a public apology and Rock reported that he will not be pressing charges.