Comedian Mark Normand experienced an unexpected interruption during his performance at the New York Comedy Club in the East Village on Wednesday night when a man suddenly appeared on stage, leading to a chaotic scene.
Normand, caught off guard by the intrusion, tried to address the situation humorously.
“Oh hey, how are you, what do we got a migrant here?” Normand quipped. “Oh jeez, everything alright? Just want to make sure everybody is good here. What’s going on?”
The intruder, described as wearing a yellow beanie and red coat, was swiftly approached by two individuals who appeared to be security. They escorted the man off the stage, followed by a woman who seemed to be part of the security team.
As the man was being removed, Normand commented, “I really froze there, I went Mitch McConnell. Anything can happen at a comedy show, that was some kind of weird swinger sex party thing. Oh god, somebody got tased, oh boy.”
The audience, witnessing this unusual event, expressed their shock audibly. A woman, presumably an employee of the Comedy Club, then took the stage to address the audience. She initially instructed them to remain seated but then directed them to leave. A producer also took the microphone, informing the audience that Normand would not be returning to the stage. Another person was heard asking for photos and videos of the incident.
The specific details of why the man jumped on stage and the ensuing events remain unclear. Following the incident, Normand shared a video of the altercation on his Instagram story, captioning it, “Some s**t went down tonight. My team is still trying to put together the details, sorry to the fans.”
The New York Comedy Club also sought information from witnesses, posting on its Instagram story, “Still trying to figure out what happened tonight. If you saw this, let us know!”
Mark Normand, based in New York, is known for his appearances on Comedy Central and his Netflix special “Mark Normand: Soup to Nuts,” released in 2023.
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