Turn in names of comics
Hillary Clinton may not be a stand-up comic, but she’s doing a killer Josef Stalin impression.
In a move that’s shocking even liberals, Clinton threatened a comedy club for letting comics make jokes about her, even demanding the comics be reported to her.
The legendary Los Angeles comedy club The Laugh Factory is speaking out after the threat, in which the campaign the club could be shut down unless they censored a video of comics joking about her.
Even more chilling, the Clinton campaign demanded the club turn over to Clinton a list of the comics who made fun of her and where they lived.
Clinton’s dictatorial threat came after the Laugh Factory posted a video to its website featuring comics telling jokes about her.
“A video of the short performance, which is less than three minutes, is posted on the website of the renowned club, Laugh Factory, and the Clinton campaign has tried to censor it. Besides demanding that the video be taken down, the Clinton campaign has demanded the personal contact information of the performers that appear in the recording,” Judicial Watch reports.
“They threatened me,” club owner Jamie Masada told Judicial Watch. “I have received complains before but never a call like this, threatening to put me out of business if I don’t cut the video.”
Maada detailed the threat to Judicial Watch:
As soon as the video got posted on the Laugh Factory website, he received a phone call from a “prominent” person inside Clinton’s campaign. “He said the video was disgusting and asked who put me up to this,” Masada said. The Clinton staffer, who Masada did not want to identify, also demanded to know the names and phone numbers of the comedians that appear in the video. Masada refused and hung up. He insists that the comedy stage is a sanctuary for freedom of speech no matter who is offended. “Just last night we had (Emmy-award winner) Dana Carvey doing Donald Trump and it was hilarious,” Masada said.
The Laugh Factory is no small target. It is one of the country’s most prominent comedy clubs. “Tim Allen, Jay Leno, Roseanne Bar, Drew Carey, George Carlin, Jim Carrey, Martin Lawrence, Jerry Seinfeld and George Lopez are among the big names that have headlined at the Laugh Factory,” JW notes.
If Hillary will threaten them like a dictator, imagine what she’ll do to individual Americans.