The Woke At Work: Seattle Comedy Club Cancels FOUR Comedians After Complaints From Progressives

By Alan Hume | Wednesday, 28 February 2024 08:30 AM
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In a recent development, four renowned comedians were barred from performing at a comedy club in Seattle, following complaints from local community members.

The Capitol Hill Comedy Bar in Seattle, Washington, cancelled the performances of Dave Smith, Luis J. Gomez, Jim Florentine, and Kurt Metzger, as reported by 770 KTTH.

Jim Florentine, one of the affected comedians, shared an email he purportedly received from the management of the comedy club. The email read, "After careful consideration and discussions with our team, investors, local comedians, and neighborhood advocacy groups, we've encountered a challenging situation that requires us to revisit the planned shows." The email further stated that the Capitol Hill area is recognized for its progressive values, and the club had received substantial feedback expressing concerns about the compatibility of the upcoming shows with the neighborhood's ethos.

The email continued, "This feedback includes concerns from local advocacy groups that are deeply embedded in our community and work towards upholding its values." The comedy club emphasized that the decision was not a reflection on the comedians' talent or the quality of their work, but rather a testament to their commitment to the community's values.

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The club also assured that it would refund guests who had already purchased tickets and reiterated its belief in the "art of comedy and the diverse perspectives it brings."

Following the cancellation of their performances, the comedians took to social media and interviews to voice their reactions. "I guess I need to clean up my act," Florentine wrote on X. "My comedy shows in Seattle are canceled."

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Metzger, on the other hand, found humor in the situation. "I’m sorry, but this is too funny not to immediately put on blast!" he wrote on X. "Also, am I mistaken that this club is in Seattle’s historic "CHAZ" district? (Kurt looks up toward heaven.) THANK U GEORGE FLOYD! For the fun I'm about to have with this on Twitter after I take a quick s---! BRB!"

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The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, also known as CHAZ, was a six-block area that activists took over following the death of George Floyd in 2020.

Gomez addressed his cancellation on his podcast, as flagged by 770KTTH. "Are they idiots for booking us and then unbooking us?" he asked. "Yes, it’s a dumb move. Is my former agent an idiot for booking me at a super woke progressive venue that like the entire lineup is like… blue haired… freaks?" Gomez speculated that the cause of their cancellation might also be jealous local comics. "That’s what happens when comics don’t have anything going on," he added. "They just look for drama."

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