Jerry often had to be a therapist for his fictional friends on Seinfeld, but apparently those skills are going to come in handy when he steps in as moderator for a special event featuring Margaret Cho being held at the Stress Factory in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Oh, the name of the club sounds familiar? That’s because it’s the same club where Cho had a massive on-stage meltdown last month after audience members heckled and walked out of her performance demanding a refund.
According to the New York Times, the show will be held Thursday night and the entire audience will be made up of members of Cho’s infamous performance on March, 25. Seinfeld orchestrated the event after Cho retold that night’s tale on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Seinfeld himself emailed everyone who purchased a ticket for Cho’s March show about giving Cho a second chance. The message read:
“At most workplaces, if there’s a problem on the job, there’s a conversation and usually some sort of outcome. But when a stand-up show doesn’t go well, the audience and the comedian both go home unhappy, sometimes not really sure what went wrong.”
Then Seinfeld dropped his truce idea:
“So as I was talking with Margaret about this show last week during the taping in L.A., we started wondering, wouldn’t it be something if we could go back to New Jersey, back to that club with the same audience and try to make things right? Have a discussion where both sides — comedian and audience — could talk about what happened? And then both of us could do a show — a sort of redo for the audience?”
Both Seinfeld and Cho will each perform a stand-up set, then Seinfeld will moderate a discussion between the audience and Cho. Depending how this gig goes for Jerry, he might be considered to moderate other events. How many GOP debates do we have left?
(Via New York Times)
Jerry Seinfeld Will Mediate A Discussion Between Margaret Cho And Angry Fans Who Walked Out Of Her Show
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