Jewish comedian Michael Rapaport responds to his show being cancelled for safety concerns: ‘Very f***ed up!’

Anti-Israel protests going on at the University of Wisconsin-Madison led to safety concerns about an upcoming comedy show by Michael Rapaport.

The Jewish actor and comedian, who has been outspoken in his support of Israel, confirmed that his scheduled show at the comedy club Comedy on State had been canceled, responding to a comment on social media on Thursday.

“Yup!!! Very very very F–ked Up!” he wrote on X, responding to a post that announced “Madison bows to bullies” and that the show had been canceled “following threats from the pro-terror mob.”

The decision to cancel the sold-out show was made to ensure “the safety and well-being” of those involved, according to an email the comedy club had sent to ticket holders. Radio host Dan O’Donnell shared the email in a post on X.

“We are reaching out to inform you of a significant update regarding our upcoming Thursday show featuring Michael Rapaport,” the message began.

“In light of the current environment downtown, marked by escalating protests and a contentious nature of the dialogue surrounding current affairs, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Thursday show with Michael Rapaport,” the email stated.

“The safety and well-being of our audience members, staff, and community are our top priorities, and we believe this decision is in the best interest of all involved,” it continued.

“We understand that this news may be disappointing, and we want to express our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you. It was never our intention to put our audience members in a position of discomfort or risk, and we are deeply sorry for any anxiety or uncertainty this situation may have caused,” the message read.

The comedy club assured that tickets would be fully refunded.

Rapaport addressed the cancelation on his podcast.

“I didn’t want, didn’t think that it would get to a point where my beliefs and me standing up for what I believe is right regarding Jews, regarding Israel, regarding being Jewish and just the right thing would get to a point where a club would cancel my show because they’re afraid of an incident happening,” he said.

“Yet here we are and I’m embarrassed about it,” the 54-year-old comedian added.

The leftist actor has also been a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump but, after illegal migrants attacked NYPD officers earlier this year, Rapaport said voting for Trump in November is “on the table.”

Pro-Palestinian protesters set up an encampment at the University of Wisconsin’s Madison campus but police were called in to break it up.

Frieda Powers

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