Jerry Sadowitz's Edinburgh Fringe comedy show cancelled as venue states material 'does not align with our values'

The venue said the comedian's performance 'does not align with our values'

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An Edinburgh Fringe show by comedian Jerry Sadowitz has been cancelled by venue bosses.

The comic and magician had been set to take to the stage in The Pleasance at Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Friday and Saturday.

Jerry Sadowitz tweeted following the cancellation.
Jerry Sadowitz tweeted following the cancellation.

The Pleasance said the second show would not go ahead as the performance "does not align with our values".

The comedian is known for his aggressive performances.
The comedian is known for his aggressive performances.

The 61-year-old American-born Scot is known for his aggressive style in his comedy performances.

He said on Twitter: "Did a show last night, 75 mins, thought it went well. Didn't see any walkouts.

"Today I'm told my show's been cancelled. Great stuff. I'm truly sorry for everyone who travelled to see the show tonight."

The venue's original advertisement for the show warned of "strong language and themes some may find distressing".

However, on Saturday The Pleasance Theatre cancelled the second show "with immediate effect".

It said in a statement: "Opinions such as those displayed on stage by Sadowitz are not acceptable and The Pleasance are not prepared to be associated with such material."

The Pleasance declined to give detail regarding the circumstances of the cancellation.

It is understood that some members of the audience voiced displeasure at some of the themes explored in the performance.