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Comedian Accuses LA Comedy Club of Canceling Purim Show ‘Because They Don’t Want to Support Israel’
Algemeiner ^ | 3-6-14

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: “I’ll 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 don’t want to support Israel. So insane.”

On the Flappers Comedy Club website, another show, headlined by Comedy Central comedian Tom Clark, had replaced Glickman’s 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: burbank; california; flappers; israel; purim; stephenglickman

1 posted on 03/06/2014 3:56:54 PM PST by SJackson
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I think that's fine, it's also fine to publicize their positions, customers can choose accordingly.

2 posted on 03/06/2014 3:57:37 PM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we donÂ’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson

Well, Stephen Glickman, when you own the club you can make the decisions. Until then, shut up and tell the jokes.


3 posted on 03/06/2014 4:01:41 PM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Veggie Todd

Why should he shut up? He’s allowed to voice his opinion.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 4:03:23 PM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we donÂ’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: Veggie Todd
Well, Stephen Glickman, when you own the club you can make the decisions. Until then, shut up and tell the jokes.

So he doesn't even have the right to complain?

5 posted on 03/06/2014 4:06:25 PM PST by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: SJackson

The comedy club released a statement say, “Jews and humor just don’t mix.”


6 posted on 03/06/2014 4:08:11 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: SJackson
Now if he was GAY JEW he might have a leg to stand on otherwise he's SOL!
7 posted on 03/06/2014 4:11:38 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Veggie Todd

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.


8 posted on 03/06/2014 4:15:40 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: SJackson

What would happen if this same club refused to do anything that supports gay rights?


9 posted on 03/06/2014 4:17:11 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: nickcarraway
The comedy club released a statement say, “Jews and humor just don’t mix.”

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.

10 posted on 03/06/2014 4:17:57 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 4:20:34 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Veggie Todd

Jawohl! Die Juden sind nicht lustig . . .


12 posted on 03/06/2014 4:21:34 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: All

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.


13 posted on 03/06/2014 4:23:08 PM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: VerySadAmerican; Mastador1
What would happen if this same club refused to do anything that supports gay rights?

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.

14 posted on 03/06/2014 4:30:03 PM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we donÂ’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I made a list of comedians who are not Jewish or Canadian. I only have two names, Bob Hope and Steve Martin.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 4:32:35 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: Veggie Todd

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.


16 posted on 03/06/2014 4:34:41 PM PST by madameguinot
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To: SJackson

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....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cncbOEoQbOg

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.


17 posted on 03/06/2014 4:38:26 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: nickcarraway

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?


18 posted on 03/06/2014 4:43:05 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: SkyDancer
...George Allen (born Nathan Birnbaum)...

George Burns. His wife was Gracie Allen.

19 posted on 03/06/2014 4:44:55 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: SkyDancer

hehe

Gracie appreciates the hat tip!


20 posted on 03/06/2014 4:50:01 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: escapefromboston
Plus its not his club, so deal with it.

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.

21 posted on 03/06/2014 4:57:54 PM PST by saywhatagain
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To: SkyDancer

Yes, standup comedy as an art form was developed almost entirely by Jewish entertainers.


22 posted on 03/06/2014 5:02:15 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: escapefromboston

Aha, “cheapens the word” tactic. Zottenheim?


23 posted on 03/06/2014 5:04:10 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: SJackson

Schadenfreude most jewish comics are liberal traitors..
Then you got yer Jackie Mason’s..


24 posted on 03/06/2014 5:06:17 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: SJackson

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.


25 posted on 03/06/2014 5:08:14 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: SJackson

Allowed? By who?


26 posted on 03/06/2014 5:46:28 PM PST by Misterioso
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To: hosepipe

Jackie Mason’s what?


27 posted on 03/06/2014 5:50:41 PM PST by Misterioso
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To: SJackson

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.


28 posted on 03/06/2014 5:54:21 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Misterioso

Jackie Mason’s what?


A curmugeon...


29 posted on 03/06/2014 6:00:28 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Veggie Todd

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.


30 posted on 03/06/2014 6:18:10 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: nickcarraway

“The comedy club released a statement say, “Jews and humor just don’t 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)


31 posted on 03/06/2014 6:20:52 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: SJackson
So now even a Jewish holiday has become politicized to the point to where a comedy club is unwilling to host an event for it?

I suppose hotels will all cancel their Seder Pesach bookings as well.

32 posted on 03/06/2014 6:34:53 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: hosepipe
Don't forget "mud" is the middle syllable of curmudgeon.
33 posted on 03/06/2014 6:37:47 PM PST by Misterioso
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To: SJackson

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.


34 posted on 03/06/2014 7:15:16 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Sans-Culotte

A Jew complain? Are you trying to be funny?


35 posted on 03/06/2014 7:15:50 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SoFloFreeper

By my direct experience with Cook County Democrats nobody hates blacks or Jews more than Democrats.


36 posted on 03/06/2014 7:20:27 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Publius

Yep, and when she died he never married again.


37 posted on 03/06/2014 7:54:54 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: SJackson; Veggie Todd
Why should he shut up? He’s allowed to voice his opinion.

Exactly. He is calling out these douchebags. Do you support their position?

38 posted on 03/06/2014 8:15:34 PM PST by montag813
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To: Norm Lenhart

This should be said to all those “celebs” who advocate boycotting Israel!!!


39 posted on 03/06/2014 9:00:13 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: montag813
Do you support their position?

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.

40 posted on 03/06/2014 9:24:55 PM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: saywhatagain

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.


41 posted on 03/07/2014 2:51:04 AM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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