Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedy Set In Virginia Interrupted By Pro-Palestinian Heckler

A pro-Palestinian heckler interrupted a Jerry Seinfeld comedy performance in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday night.

During a performance of Seinfeld at Chrysler Hall, a protester disrupted the performance by shouting statements about the children of Gaza and criticizing America’s funding of what they called a genocide. Video of the incident was leaked on social media, with pro-Palestinian users uploading the video and praising the heckler.

“Last night, brave protesters disrupted Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy show in Norfolk. Seinfeld and the audience were clearly impressed by the protesters showing their support for the innocent children of Gaza. I was outraged,” Hampton Roads 4 Palestine wrote in the caption. video.

Video showed protesters chanting “Save the children of Gaza” and “Stop spending American tax dollars on genocide.” As he was led away by security, some spectators mocked the situation, shouting “Jerry!” Jerry! Jerry! ”

Seinfeld apologized to the audience for the interruption and then made light of the situation with a joke, WTKR said. report. It remains unclear how many protesters were attending the event, as reports only confirmed one person being ejected. (Related article: Pro-Palestinian demonstrators praise North Korea’s support for Palestine, say history shows “ceasefire alone is not enough”)

Following the uproar, the show’s producer, Seven Venues, issued a statement expressing disappointment that the sold-out event had been canceled.

“We deeply regret that a group of protesters disrupted Jerry Seinfeld’s sold-out performance tonight at Chrysler Hall,” producers said in a statement, according to WTKR. “SevenVenues remains steadfast in its policy of eliminating hecklers and those who disrupt performances, and will continue to protect the freedom of our patrons to enjoy the artists of their choice without disruption.”