Video captures brutal attack on comedian Andy Dick in New Orleans

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New Orleans police have opened an investigation into an assault on comedian and actor Andy Dick after a show in the French Quarter.

Surveillance video appeared to show a man in dark clothes approach Dick, who performed at One Eyed Jack’s on Friday night, before sucker punching the comedian early Saturday outside the bar.

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Video captures brutal attack on comedian Andy Dick in New Orleans

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It’s unclear where Dick was hit due to the low-quality of the clip, but it appears he may have had his back to the attacker.

The attack appeared to propel Dick into the side of the building before he crumpled down onto the sidewalk.

Video captures brutal attack on comedian Andy Dick in New Orleans

Lt. Jonathan Fourcade, a spokesman for the city’s emergency Medical Services, told NBC affiliate WDSU that Dick was taken to a local hospital after receiving a call at around 2:20 a.m..

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HOLLYWOOD – JANUARY 25: (L-R) Actor Martin Lawrence and actor Andy Dick (dressed as a Big Momma) attend the 20th Century Fox Premiere of ‘Big Mommas House 2’ at Mann’s Grauman Chinese Theater on January 25, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 22: Andy Dick attends the Bruce Heart label collection launch at Warwick on May 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 22: Andy Dick attends the Bruce Heart label collection launch at Warwick on May 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 10: Actor/comedian Andy Dick with Sabra At 102.7 KIIS FM’s 2014 Wango Tango Gifting Suite at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lilly Lawrence/WireImage)

CULVER CITY, CA – AUGUST 25: Actor Andy Dick attends The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco at Culver Studios on August 25, 2013 in Culver City, California. The Comedy Central Roast Of James Franco will air on September 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 05: Actor Andy Dick attends the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Middle Men’ held at ArcLight Cinemas on August 5, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD – NOVEMBER 11: Actor/Comedian Andy Dick arrives at the US Premiere and Centerpiece Gala of ‘The Fountain’ during AFI FEST 2006 presented by Audi held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre November 11, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

STUDIO CITY, CA – AUGUST 13: Comedian Andy Dick arrives at the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner held at CBS Radford Studios on August 13, 2006 in Studio City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD – OCTOBER 23: Actor Andy Dick arrives at the premiere of ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America’ held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on October 23, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – DECEMBER 8: Actor Andy Dick poses at the opening of the new Kenneth Cole New York’s Los Angeles flagship store at the Beverly Center shopping mall on December 8, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – DECEMBER 8: Actor Andy Dick poses with his brother at the opening of the new Kenneth Cole New York’s Los Angeles flagship store at the Beverly Center shopping mall on December 8, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 21: Actor Andy Dick attends the ABC Winter Press Tour All Star Party at The Wind Tunnel on January 21, 2006 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

CULVER CITY, CA – AUGUST 25: Actor Andy Dick arrives at the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco at Culver Studios on August 25, 2013 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

CULVER CITY, CA – AUGUST 25: Actor Andy Dick (L) and Lena Sved attend The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco at Culver Studios on August 25, 2013 in Culver City, California. The Comedy Central Roast Of James Franco will air on September 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – APRIL 11: Actor Andy Dick arrives at the Dimension Films’ ‘Scary Movie 5’ premiere at the ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on April 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 14: Andy Dick and Bruno Tonioli arrive at ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ 300th Episode Celebration at Boulevard3 on May 14, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 22: Actor Andy Dick of the film ‘Freaky Deaky’ visits the Tribeca Film Festival 2012 portrait studio at the Cadillac Tribeca Press Lounge on April 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 22: Actress Sabina Gadecki, actor Crispin Glover, writer/director Charles Matthau, actor Michael Jai White, actor Andy Dick, actress Breanne Racano and actor Leonard Robinson of the film ‘Freaky Deaky’ visits the Tribeca Film Festival 2012 portrait studio at the Cadillac Tribeca Press Lounge on April 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 21: (L-R) Actors Andy Dick and Andrea Parker attend the ABC Winter Press Tour All Star Party at The Wind Tunnel on January 21, 2006 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

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Dick told Nola.com in a phone interview that he was “knocked out 100 percent for 15 minutes.” He also said he was placed in the intensive care unit at the hospital and observed for a “possible brain bleed.”

The comedian and actor has appeared in television shows “News Radio” and “The Ben Stiller Show,” and films such as “Reality Bites” and “Inspector Gadget.”

New Orleans police said Tuesday that it was investigating the assault and identified Dick as the victim. The department said it has not yet had the chance to speak to Dick, but “remains eager to speak with him and will do so when he decides to make himself available to detectives.”

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