A Saturday Night Live writer and comedian was booted mid-set while playing stand-up comedy at an happening hosted by Columbia University’s Asian American Alliance because his jokes were seen “racist” and “homophobic, ” The Columbia Daily Spectator reported.
Nimesh Patel, an Emmy Award nominee and the first Indian-American writer for SNL, has in the past opened for comedian Chris Rock and played on Late Night with Seth Meyers. But those credentials apparently weren’t enough to win over the mostly-college multitude at long last Friday’s “cultureSHOCK: Reclaim.”
During Patel’s set, the 32 -year-old comedian joked that being a lesbian, pitch-black serviceman can’t be a select because, “no one glances in the reflect and thinks,’ this black situation is too easy, let me add another thing to it, ’” the report said.
Halfway through the start, AAA representatives apparently mounted on stage, stole Patel’s mic, and asked to package it up. Patel denounced the move, telling the public he was discussing situations “in the real world, ” but the coordinators chipped his mic before he was able to finish.
Audience reactions to Patel’s booting were mixed.
Adam Warren, a student cited by The Daily Spectator who was in the public, said AAA established the right bellow because Patel’s jokes rebutted with “the message” of the event.
“He clearly wasn’t “the worlds largest” crass comedian I’ve ever heard but for the incident it is not appropriate, ” Warren said.
Another student, Elle Ferguson, nonetheless, said Patel’s jokes didn’t faze her.
“While what some of the things that he said might have been a bit eliciting to some of the audience, as someone who watches humor a lot , nothing of them were jokes that I hadn’t heard before and nothing of them were jokes that elicited such a response in my experience, ” Ferguson said.
“cultureSHOCK” is annual charity event hosted by AAA. According to its Facebook page, the happening intended to provide “a platform for a variety of Asian American aesthetic speech, but it also seeks to break through the stereotypes and challenges that our community faces.”
Patel did not respond to the paper’s or Fox News’ request for comment.