‘I have to stick to my morals’: Comedian Jim Breuer cancels show over NJ theater’s vaccination policy
New Jersey-based comedian Jim Breuer is canceling a December show at Montclair's Wellmont Theater due to the theater’s vaccination policy.
In a Facebook live, Breuer says he will not do the Dec. 3 show, among other performances, due to what he is calling "segregation" by the theaters.
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"I have to stick to my morals,” says Breuer. “I have to stick to what I know is right. As a human to another human. When you have to be forced, bribed, dictated, which is basically what's going on. I will not do a show where they force you, to come out and laugh, the only way you can do that is that you need to get a shot? No, or you gotta go prove, no."
Many performers have taken the opposite approach and will not take the stage unless audiences members are vaccinated, including comedian Patton Oswalt, as well as the band Phish, who performed last month in Atlantic City.