Antisemitism in London – And an Appropriate Response

The Standard:

Comedian Paul Currie has been banned from London’s Soho Theatre after he “hounded” Jewish members of the audience out of his show.

In a statement on Tuesday evening, the theatre said that following his show on Saturday, Jewish audience members were subjected to “verbal abuse” and Currie “aggressively demanding they leave the theatre”.

“On Saturday evening, following the end of Paul Currie’s show Shtoom, Jewish members of the audience were subjected to verbal abuse and the performer aggressively demanding they leave the theatre.”

“Such appalling actions are unacceptable and have no place on our stages, now or ever. We will not be inviting Paul Currie back to perform at our venue.”

The Times of Israel:

Comedian Paul Currie, a witness told the British watchdog group Campaign Against Antisemitism, told the Israeli to “get out of my show. Get the f*ck out of here. F*ck off, get the f*ck out of here” as several audience members cheered the comedian on and shouted “Get out” and “Free Palestine” until the young man left with several others.

Currie’s performance took place at the Soho Theatre, a central London location that was the site of the West End Synagogue from 1880 to 1996.

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