According to ticket reseller, TickPick Chris Rock’s comedy tour sales surged after the comedian’s slapping by Will Smith on the Oscars stage drew global attention.
Variety reported that Tour ticket prices now cost a minimum of $341 on TickPick, up from a minimum of $46 per ticket on March 18.
After Rock joked about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, the incident happened. Pinkett Smith has spoken openly about her struggle with alopecia, a long-term chronic inflammatory condition that affects hair follicles and leads to hair loss. Will Smith has apologized for the incident.
The Academy said that it has started “a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our bylaws, standards of conduct, and California law.”