NEW ORLEANS — Surveillance video shows what appears to be comedian Andy Dick being knocked cold outside of a New Orleans nightclub early Saturday morning.
The video shows a figure moving outside of the ‘One-Eyed Jacks’ nightclub around 2 a.m. Saturday when another figure throws a wild punch that lands, sending the man to the ground.
The video is time-stamped a few minutes before 2:20 a.m., the time that State Police troopers say that a battery was reported in the 600 block of Toulouse St., where Dick said he was struck.
The comedian and musician is known for his role on the 1990s NBC-TV show "NewsRadio." He was performing at One Eyed Jacks in the 600 block of Toulouse Street before the alleged assault.
Dick says he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, adding he was observed there for what he described as a "possible brain bleed."
Jail records showed Wednesday that a man had arrested and booked following the attack.
Robert Couvillion, who promoted the show, says the performer didn't have any reason to expect to be attacked. He says he was "flabbergasted" by what happened.
“Andy was on his best behavior,” Couvillion told the newspaper. “Some of his shows are a little wilder. Every show is different. This show was mostly storytelling. He didn’t disrespect anyone.”
The New Orleans Police Department confirmed that detectives were investigating the attack and were working to find the man who ran away after allegedly punching Dick. Louisiana State Police have not made any arrests.
Anyone with information about the attack should call the NOPD at 504-658-6080. Residents can also report information anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.