Edinburgh Fringe

Jerry Sadowitz: Not for Anyone

  • Comedy (stand-up / magic)
  • 9pm (60 mins)
  • 12 Aug
  • Pleasance at EICC (Lennox Theatre)
  • £22.50
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150: Pleasance at EICC
Room: Lennox Theatre

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Jerry Sadowitz returns with his whacky impressions of Greta Thunberg, Frankie Boyle and deep vein thrombosis. He also promises to do less hate-fuelled swearing and focus more on faux liberal pish in order to appeal to the middle class and their disposable income and personalities. 'Please note that I might just do card tricks and say nothing for a whole hour or I might just do the usual "screaming fascist" schtick. Or both. Patrons may wish to drink alcohol pre-show to avoid boredom, embarrassment and guilt.'

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Press articles

Who went too far: Jerry Sadowitz or those who cancelled his Edinburgh fringe show?

Questions of free speech offer no simple answers, but it's clear that this is a watershed moment in comedy.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 16th August 2022

President Obonjo on the Pleasance's dangerous Edinburgh Fringe decision

Benjamin Bankole Bello, who performs comedy as President Obonjo, is rather concerned by the Pleasance venue's banning of comedian Jerry Sadowitz's show at the Edinburgh Fringe...

Benjamin Bello, John Fleming's Blog, 16th August 2022

They finally came for Jerry Sadowitz

Comedians dismiss cancel culture at their peril.

Simon Evans, Spiked, 16th August 2022

Was cancelling Jerry Sadowitz's Fringe show justified?

For context: I have never seen Jerry Sadowitz's penis.

Shona Craven, The National (Scotland), 16th August 2022

Policing comedy is no way to fix society

The banning of an 'offensive' Edinburgh Fringe performer shows that free speech is losing out to liberal consensus.

Sarah Ditum, The Times, 16th August 2022

Jerry Sadowitz is too good to cancel

He may be a monster, but at least he's talented.

Andrew Doyle, Unherd, 16th August 2022

Let's give these woke comedy hypocrites a taste of their own medicine

Threats to free speech are far more damaging and offensive than any joke Jerry Sadowitz could tell.

Michael Deacon, The Telegraph, 16th August 2022

Jerry Sadowitz often pushes boundaries, but that's exactly the point

The comedian offers one of the purest forms of risqué comedy out there.

Linda Marric, The Jewish Chronicle, 15th August 2022

Why did the Edinburgh Fringe cancel Jerry Sadowitz?

I suppose it was inevitable that cancel culture would eventually catch up with Jerry Sadowitz.

Tom Slater, The Spectator, 15th August 2022

Should Jerry Sadowitz have been cancelled?

The stand-up's show was shut down at the Fringe after complaints. I'd still rather see him than most other, more morally digestible acts, says Dominic Maxwell.

Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 15th August 2022

Should Edinburgh Fringe have cancelled Jerry Sadowitz?

Controversial comedian's show pulled from world's largest arts festival over 'not acceptable' material.

The Week, 15th August 2022

"I was at the Jerry Sadowitz show... The Pleasance are just making **** up..."

As an addendum to the blog I posted earlier today about the Jerry Sadowiz/Pleasance venue contretemps at the Edinburgh Fringe... My eagle-eyed, eternally-un-named friend has spotted a Tweet posted yesterday.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 15th August 2022

Opinion: Jerry Sadowitz and being cancelled

This could run and run. And in the process Sadowitz has become entangled in the latest round of culture wars.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 15th August 2022

Jerry Sadowitz, "freedom of speech" and The Pleasance paving the Road to Hell...

The aftershock of The Pleasance venue cancelling the second of Jerry Sadowitz's two comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe rumbles on.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 15th August 2022

Call for Pleasance boycott after Jerry Sadowitz cancelled

Comedians and figures from across the political spectrum have condemned an Edinburgh Fringe promoter for cancelling a show by a notorious stand-up.

Mark McLaughlin, The Times, 15th August 2022

Jerry Sadowitz branded 'abhorrent' by Scottish Tories after comedian allegedly called Rishi Sunak 'a p***'

It's claimed Glasgow comic Sadowitz referred to Sunak as a 'p***' in a gag during a performance at the Edinburgh Fringe on Friday.

John Dingwall, Daily Record, 15th August 2022

Why it's hypocritical of the Fringe to cancel comedian Jerry Sadowitz

Jerry Sadowitz allegedly exposed himself to the audience and told racist jokes. He's been doing this since the 1980s, so why the faux shock?

Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph, 14th August 2022

Pleasance faces censorship backlash after pulling plug on Jerry Sadowitz

Actors, comedians, writers, poets, singers and broadcasters have hit out after controversial Scottish stand-up and magician Jerry Sadowitz had his Edinburgh Festival Fringe scrapped in the wake of complaints from audience members and staff.

Brian Ferguson, The Scotsman, 14th August 2022

What I told LBC Radio about Jerry Sadowitz's Fringe show being cancelled

I was interviewed by Andrew Castle on his LBC radio show this morning.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 14th August 2022

Pleasance cancels Jerry Sadowitz at Edinburgh Fringe

Magician and comedian Jerry Sadowitz has been cancelled by his Edinburgh Fringe venue, Pleasance, after one of just two special performances.

British Comedy Guide, 13th August 2022

Edinburgh Fringe 2022: The comedy lineup so far

Here's a small fraction of some of the comedy coming up at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jamie Dunn, The Skinny, 24th July 2022

Stewart Lee's Edinburgh 2022 comedy show recommendations

Stuart Lee has recommended a number of comedy shows to see in Edinburgh this August.

British Comedy Guide, 21st July 2022


Date Time Venue
12th Aug 21:00 Pleasance at EICC (Lennox Theatre)

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