Jerry Sadowitz

Jerry Sadowitz

Date of birth: 04-11-1961

Born in the States, but brought up in Glasgow, Sadowitz has a well-deserved reputation of the bad boy of comedy.

An aggressive stand-up, and accomplished close-up magician, Sadowitz made his name by bristling with anger, much of it vented at the right-on comedy circuit around him and the audiences who came to see it.

He famously opened the Montreal comedy festival with the line "Hello, moose-fuckers" and was promptly knocked unconscious.

And at the Comedy Store, at the height of political correctness, he won a bet with fellow comics by saying: "Nelson Mandela, what a cunt." It was only the next night that he thought of a punchline for such an inflamatory comment. "You lend some people a fiver and you never see them again."

Aside from the rage, Sadowitz has also provoked the ire of the comedy establishment by railing off streams of unapologetic racist jokes in his perpetual desire to shock liberal audiences.

Sadowitz's first love, though, remains his magic and he spends years out of the spotlight to devote himself to his art. Recently, he has re-emerged to perform both magic and typically savage stand-up shows.

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'You nearly killed someone with laughter'

Jerry Sadowitz gig cut short after punter falls ill

Jerry Sadowitz was forced to cut a gig short this week when an audience member was involved in a medical emergency.

The comedian and magician had been performing his Make Comedy Grate Again show at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre for an hour when it was interrupted on Wednesday night.

Reports suggest that when Sadowitz saw a man clambering over seats, he asked if he was on his way up to the stage to assassinate him.

However, it then became apparent that another man had stopped breathing and had to be taken out of the theatre.

Sadowitz reportedly said: 'Stopped breathing? That's all I need on my fucking CV isn't it?' and left the stage.

One audience member messaged the comic on Twitter afterwards: 'Boss night, just an unfortunate ending when you nearly killed someone with laughter, not a bad way to go X.'

Another added: 'It was almost like a morgue at the end. Almost. As if we were supposed to come away from it in any way content or satisfied. Slither of hope in humanity lost when overhearing someone asking staff about refunds. Everyone's a c*nt. We hung round for T-shirts, which never came.'

A spokesperson for the theatre confirmed: 'A man experienced a bad reaction to his medicine towards the end of the show but we understand that he’s fine now.'

- by Jay Richardson

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Published: 24 May 2019

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