BRADFORD Council has refused to comment on whether a controversial comedian’s scheduled show will still take place in the city.

Comedian Jerry Sadowitz’s Edinburgh Fringe show was cancelled ahead of the second of his two nights earlier this month after the Pleasance venue said it had received an "unprecedented" number of complaints and "abuse" was directed at some of its staff.

Sadowitz has been announced as playing at The Studio in Bradford on Friday, November 18, as part of his Not For Anyone tour.


A Bradford Council/Bradford Theatres spokesman was unable to provide a comment when contacted by the Telegraph & Argus. They did not say if the show is still set to go ahead or not.

American-born Scottish stand-up Sadowitz is known for his provocative performances, which often include magic.

His latest show, titled Not for Anyone, was billed as featuring "whacky impressions of Greta Thunberg, Frankie Boyle and deep vein thrombosis" and saw the comedian expose himself to the audience.

The venue said his show was "extreme in its racism, sexism, homophobia and misogyny" and the language used on its stage was "completely unacceptable".

Sadowitz hit back, claiming it "cheapened and simplified" his work.

He added he was "offended" by those who "stormed out" without properly listening to his material.