More violence has taken place against stand-up comedians. A few days ago, a comic performing in New York named Brett Eidman was punched in the face by a man sitting in the front row with his girlfriend after Eidman made fun of Asians.
The attacker, of Asian ethnicity and identified as “George”, was sitting quietly as Eidman went through his routine. Eidman performed a made up character named Dom Fuk and quoted from Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam War movie Full Metal Jacket. The video shows George and his girlfriend are clearly not responding positively to Eidman’s humor.
One member of the audience can be heard exclaiming “Jesus Christ!” as George jumps on stage and throws a vicious punch to Eidman’s face.
Eidman commented after the incident, writing on Twitter, ”I will heal and regroup and hit the stage again soon. I’m just glad this ass wipe didn’t have a gun.”
It’s being reported by one news outlet that Eidman is retiring the character Dom Fuk. There has also been speculation by people who have seen the video online that the incident is a fake or a stunt setup by Eidman to create publicity. Let us know what you think.
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