Theatre drops anti-semitic comic

Dieudonné's London show cancelled

French comedian Dieudonne’s London show has been axed in the wake of his fine for antisemtic comments.

The 43-year-old stand-up, who has stood as a far-right candidate in European elections, had been due to appear at the Leicester Square Theatre in March with a solo show about domestic violence.

But the day after a Pariaian court ordered him to pay €20,000 for his latest antisemtic comments, the theatre pulled the plug on the gig. It’s thought no tickets had been sold.

The court ruling stemmed from a stand-up show in which Dieudonné invited convicted Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson on stage to receive an award from an actor dressed as a concentration camp victim.

The Holocaust Educational Trust has previously criticised the theatre for booking the comic, who has been fined six times for making comments about Jewish people.

Earlier this year he founded the Anti-Zionist party with Alain Soral, a long-time lieutenant of Jean-Maire Le Pen in the French National Front.

Published: 30 Oct 2009

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