Stand-up comedian Andrew Schulz was set to appear in Toronto, Canada, for a stop in his comedy tour. However the venue he was allegedly booked at decided to cancel the event because he tells “inappropriate jokes.” Schulz not only recovered from being canceled, but he went and sold out an even bigger venue multiple times.
Schulz – a comedian known for his hilarious and biting crowd work – is currently on his “Infamous Tour.” Schulz said he was booked at the Massey Hall in Toronto – his only tour date in Canada.
Schulz claims that management for Massey Hall had second thoughts about hosting his comedy show at its venue.
Schulz said in a video posted on social media, “Massey Hall hit me up a few weeks ago and they said, ‘Hey we have to cancel your shows. We looked you up and you tell inappropriate jokes. And we no longer want inappropriate jokes on our stage so we have to cancel your shows.’”
The politically incorrect comedian also said that the board for Massey Hall found his 4-part Netflix comedy special “Schulz Saves America” to be controversial.
Schulz told blogTO – a website devoted to Toronto culture and entertainment – that he received the notice of the cancellation of his comedy gig at Massey Hall only a week before tickets went on sale.
With other shows already booked for the tour, there was little wiggle room to find another venue in Toronto for that canceled date. Schulz was able to book Meridian Hall, but his team was worried about being able to sell out the venue that had about 400 more seats.
The show sold out in seven minutes.
Schulz added another show at Meridian Hall – it sold out in one hour.
Schulz ended up adding a third show.
“I don’t want to do venues that censor comedy,” Schulz announced on Twitter. “So we’re doing a bigger theater, Meridian Hall and we just added a 3rd show.”
“It turns out the great people of Toronto enjoy some inappropriate jokes,” Schulz said on Twitter.
The stand-up comedian proclaimed, “Comedy and those that support it will always win. The people will accept nothing less.”
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Another stand-up comedian who also recently got the last laugh was Shane Gillis. The young comedian was booted off “Saturday Night Live” for controversial remarks made during a podcast. However, Gillis is recognized as one of the up-and-coming stand-up comedians in the country, and his recent comedy special has received millions of views.