Jerry Seinfeld Heckled At Virginia Comedy Show By Pro-Palestinian Protester


Jerry Seinfeld‘s Saturday night comedy show in Norfolk, Virginia was interrupted several times by at least one Pro-Palestinian protester.

The incident was the second protest of a Seinfeld event this month. Earlier, protesters walked out of a commencement speech Seinfeld gave at the graduation ceremony for Duke University.

Both protests were rooted in Seinfeld’s staunch pro-Israel support.

In a video captured by a WTKR employee attending one of two Saturday shows by Seinfeld, a man who was standing up and yelling toward the stage was escorted out of the venue. See video above.

The WTKR employee said protesters were yelling about children in Gaza.

Other attendees can be seen shouting “Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!” as the protester was ushered out by security.

Seinfeld apologized to the crowd for the disruption and later joked about it.

In another video posted to Instagram, an individual yells, “Save the children of Gaza,” and “No more American tax dollars for genocide.”

People in the crowd told the protester to “shut up,” and he responded by yelling toward Seinfeld that he was “a genocide supporter.” It is unclear how many protesters were at the venue, although only one was escorted out. There is no indication of whether police were involved later.

The show producer, SevenVenues, released the following statement to WTKR:

“We are deeply disappointed that a group of protestors disrupted tonight’s sold-out Jerry Seinfeld performance at Chrysler Hall. SevenVenues stands by its policy to remove hecklers and those who disrupt a performance, and will continue to protect the freedom of its patrons to enjoy an artist of their choosing without disruption.”

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