Skip to comments.Comedian Accuses LA Comedy Club of Canceling Purim Show ‘Because They Don’t Want to Support Israel’
Posted on 03/06/2014 3:56:54 PM PST by SJackson
Jewish comedian Stephen Glickman late Wednesday accused Burbank, California, comedy club Flappers of cancelling his all-Jewish pre-Purim show, scheduled for this Sunday, because club management did not want its venue used to support Israel.
On Twitter, Glickman said: The Purim stand up show at @FlappersComedy has been cancelled because the owners said they do not support benefits that support Israel.
Everyone should have the right to believe what they want but a COMEDY CLUB being ANTI ISRAEL is disgraceful and as a Jewish man I am hurt! he wrote on Twitter.
Glickman told his 283,000 Twitter followers: Ill be reaching out to my friends @JDLdotORG @ADL_National and @TMZ to expose @FlappersComedy for being Anti Israel.
He responded to a question from fellow comedian Chris Neff: @chrisneffcomedy: WTF happened bro? @FlappersComedy cancelled a Jewish stand-up show because they dont want to support Israel. So insane.
On the Flappers Comedy Club website, another show, headlined by Comedy Central comedian Tom Clark, had replaced Glickmans pre-Purim event for the Sunday night, 7PM slot.
At the time of publication, the club had yet to respond to an emailed query from The Algemeiner.
Glickman, a Canadian, is also an actor and fashion designer. He is best known for playing Gustavo Rocque on the Nickelodeon television series, Big Time Rush, from 2009 to 2013.
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I think that's fine, it's also fine to publicize their positions, customers can choose accordingly.
Well, Stephen Glickman, when you own the club you can make the decisions. Until then, shut up and tell the jokes.
Why should he shut up? He’s allowed to voice his opinion.
So he doesn't even have the right to complain?
The comedy club released a statement say, “Jews and humor just don’t mix.”
Yea! and make him wear a yellow star and a tattoo so other comedy clubs will know not to hire him!
you know...cuz he probably eats bread made with the blood of children!
Hey why not right? Not like JOOOZZZZZ have rights or anything.
What would happen if this same club refused to do anything that supports gay rights?
Tell that to Henny Youngman, Jackie Mason, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Lenny Bruce, George Burns, Gilda Radner, Moe Howard, Howard Stern, Mel Brooks, Kinky Friedman etc. etd etc.
Well, obviously the club does have a sense of humor after all. That Jews and humor don’t mix proves how absolutely hilarious the comedy club is.
Jawohl! Die Juden sind nicht lustig . . .
This guy might be right but crying racism (or antisemitism) every time something doesn’t goes your way cheapens the word when its something actually serious.
Plus its not his club, so deal with it.
Don't know their clientele, but it's a club in LA which I assume is a for profit entity, they wouldn't dream of that for obvious reasons.
I made a list of comedians who are not Jewish or Canadian. I only have two names, Bob Hope and Steve Martin.
Apparently when you own a club you can only make the decisions if they are politically popular ones, i.e. cake shop owners who don’t support same-sex alliances cannot.
I have some news for the Jewish community: as much as the media and the mass culture HATES Bible believing Christians, let me warn you....the Jews are also despised.
Doesn’t really matter if you’re orthodox or conservative or reform or agnostic or “JINO”, the world ALSO hates you.
Bible believing Christians, while having significant theological differences with you, are GREAT friends of the Jewish people, thinking of them as forefathers in faith and as neighbors. Bible believing Christians support Israel whole heartedly.
Obama and the Democrat party and the media....love the money and votes your provide, and despise your heritage.
All you have to do is look at the last Democrat convention and see how the delegates on the floor treated Israel....
By the way, the powers of the Democrats, liberals, and media despise Christians and Jews....and don’t much care for independents, independent-thinking blacks, or small businessmen either.
Obviously he doesn’t know the history of the Borcht Belt, or the Catskills in NY - where people like Mort Sahl, Milton Berle, Shecky Green, George Allen (born Nathan Birnbaum), and on and on and on worked the summer seasons. Oh, sorry, they were Jewish. So who is this narish to come out and say Jews and humor don’t mix?
George Burns. His wife was Gracie Allen.
Gracie appreciates the hat tip!
Hmmmmm, let me see if i got this correctly.
Lets say you and i have a working agreement and relationship. You are planning on doing some work for me. You spend man hours preparing said work and i agree and I schedule you.Then i realize you were from Boston. Hell no. Aint no one from Boston gonna be talking about their roots. No matter how funny it might be, specially if it helps the kids from Charlestown.
See, i dont care how many man hours you put into preparing said work, its my business and you can go pound sand. Its MY business.
Thinking you need to go back to Boston, where they think like that.
Yes, standup comedy as an art form was developed almost entirely by Jewish entertainers.
Aha, “cheapens the word” tactic. Zottenheim?
Schadenfreude most jewish comics are liberal traitors..
Then you got yer Jackie Mason’s..
There’s an old, old story that goes back thousands of years, but seems always to be in some sort of re-enactment road show playing somewhere on Earth on any given day of the year.
The story is, quite simply: Jews get f*cked again.
Allowed? By who?
Jackie Masons what?
A mad homo should order a wedding cake from them, and when told they don’t engage in that product line scream “Discrimination!” then sue them for their inhuman indifference to his demented psycho-sexual plight.
Jackie Masons what?
Nothing wrong with him letting people know that comedy club is part of the BDS against Israel movement. Everyone knows the club owner can set any policy he wants. But he has no right that it never be mocked, given negative publicity, ridiculed, boycotted, characterized as pro-PLO, etc etc.
“The comedy club released a statement say, Jews and humor just dont mix.”
I know you must be kidding. They didn’t seriously say that did they? (i’m asking because it IS within the realm of the possible)
I suppose hotels will all cancel their Seder Pesach bookings as well.
Why isn’t there some kind of circuit for Jewish comedians or musicians? They could play at resorts and stuff. Then this wouldn’t happen.
A Jew complain? Are you trying to be funny?
By my direct experience with Cook County Democrats nobody hates blacks or Jews more than Democrats.
Yep, and when she died he never married again.
Exactly. He is calling out these douchebags. Do you support their position?
This should be said to all those “celebs” who advocate boycotting Israel!!!
I support the business owner's right to decide how to run their business. Here in Portland, Oregon we've had a few instances of this in the last few years. The first was a coffee shop owner that asked a cop to leave because he didn't want any guns in his business. The other was a bakery owner that didn't want to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.
I don't care what the issue is - I believe a person that invests money and sweat into their business calls the shots, not any political correct nonsense. Once their beliefs are known, I can vote with my feet and avoid them or give them my patronage.
If the owner off the club broke a contract then the guy can sue if he wanted, other than that it’s the owners right to do as he pleases.