Remember when comedian Jerry Seinfeld called out colleges for being too politically correct and noted he'd been warned repeatedly to not go near them for stand-up routines?
Well, there appears to be some truth to that fear — and another comedian just posted to Twitter a jaw-dropping example.
Konstantin Kisin of London shared with his Twitter followers Monday what he said was a "no tolerance" contract for a "safe space" university show requiring his "respectful" demeanor onstage — and said the no-nos "nearly made me puke." Check it out:
Plot twist: it's an UNPAID charity gig.— Konstantin Kisin (@Konstantin Kisin) 1544479948.0
The contract noted that the comedy night for which Kisin was asked to perform next month "aims to provide a safe space for everyone to come together to share and listen to comedy, with all proceeds donated to UNICEF." He didn't identify the college in question.
"This contract has been written to ensure an environment where joy, love, and acceptance is reciprocated by all," the contract continued. "By signing this contract, you are agreeing to our no tolerance policy with regards to racism, sexism, classism, ageism, ableism, homophobia, biophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia, or anti-religion or anti-atheism."
It added that "all topics must be presented in a way that is respectful and kind. It does not mean that these topics cannot be discussed. But it must be done in a respectful and non-abusive way."
How did Kisin respond?
Kisin took to Twitter again Tuesday and announced that after being asked to perform a "woke" stand-up show, he will do just that Tuesday night at London's Backyard Comedy Club — performing a set that abides by all the rules outlined in the contract he posted on Twitter.
In light of being asked to perform a woke set at a student charity night I will be doing just that @UnleashedComedy… https://t.co/MMX0dEulgs— Konstantin Kisin (@Konstantin Kisin) 1544538757.0
One commenter offered this astute reaction: "I hope someone records because this sounds like it is going to be awful but in a good way."
We can't wait.
(H/T: Louder With Crowder)