Stand-up comedian and actor Jim Breuer said on social media he will be canceling two shows on his upcoming fall tour due to rules at the venues regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
“The Wellmont Theater (in Montclair), New Jersey ... not doing it. Also, the Royal Oak Theatre in Michigan, due to the segregation of them forcing people to show up with vaccinations, to prove you’re vaccinated, to prove that you’ve had a shot. I am absolutely not doing those shows.”
The Royal Oak Music Theatre is owned by AEG, which announced last month that eventgoers must provide proof of vaccination to attend concerts and shows at their venues and festivals. It’s the second-largest concert promoter in the country behind Live Nation, which followed with similar protocols days later. Artists, crew and attendees at Live Nation shows must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.
AEG’s new policy is set to go into effect Oct. 1, which is the same day of Breuer’s scheduled show.
“I know I’m going to sacrifice a lot of money, but I’m not going to be enslaved by this system or by money and nor should anyone that wants to laugh or be entertained,” said Breuer on his Facebook livestream Friday morning. “I don’t care if you’re vaccinated ... that’s great. It’s a choice, and if you have anything else to say I honestly don’t care.