Chrissie Mayr Attacked After Comedy Show

Unfortunately, the practice of attacking comedians over their jokes seems to be gaining traction. On February 24, 2024, Chrissie Mayr, who is known for her edgy brand of comedy, finished a performance at The Dojo of Comedy in Morris Plains, New Jersey, and while she was attending a meet and greet, someone assaulted her and some attendees with pepper spray and ran away. In an X post, which you can read below (if you’re unfamiliar with Chrissie Mayr’s humor, she uses some words that may offend you, so read with caution), she says that everyone appears to be okay, thankfully. Also, aside from this being a horrible thing to do to anyone, bear in mind that Chrissie Mayr is pregnant.

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock during an Oscar telecast for making a joke about his millionaire wife’s hair, some nut tried to stab Dave Chappelle on stage during a stand-up show because he makes jokes about transsexuals, and now, another lunatic has pepper-sprayed Chrissie Mayr and some fans after a performance. The normalization of violence is one of the most disturbing things about modern society – even more so because it’s only one side of the political divide that’s allowed to do it (unless you think Mayr’s attacker yelled “This is MAGA country!” as he stole away into the night). It’s scary in general, but I don’t think it’s an accident that comedians are being targeted lately, with the exception of Will Smith’s mental breakdown over his cuckoldry. Comedians are credited as being truth-tellers, and when the mainstream narrative demands that you deny reality, that becomes a threat. Look at the popularity of Chappelle, Rock, and Ricky Gervais, who are being pilloried in the press and on certain corners of social media for saying plain truths, like the emperor has no clothes – or, nowadays, is not an empress but an emperor wearing a wig. If you think someone has to be attacked for that and that others have to be intimidated into keeping silent about it, and you believe this to the extent that you’ll even assault a pregnant woman, you’re either crazy or a dangerous authoritarian (or both; it can always be both).

I’m glad Chrissie Mayr and everyone else who was sprayed by that psycho is okay. I hope they catch him, and if they do, I hope they break recent precedent and actually do something about it. I’d say I hope these attacks stop, but I’ve grown out of wishing for dinosaurs and superpowers. Beyond that, I hope this is a massive boon for Mayr’s popularity, as it was for Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais. If you’re interested in seeing her be hilarious, you can watch her YouTube channel, where she conducts interviews and airs her podcast, Simpcast, or check out her show Wet Spot on Compound Media. You can also see her frequent guest appearances on Friday Night Tights. Or, for a little bit of everything – including tour dates – check out her website.

Comments (3)

February 26, 2024 at 3:26 am

Surprised at this, because when I went to see her show, The Proud Boys were there. Nobody was gonna pull anything at that one.

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