TMZ is reporting that the Stress Factory in New Brunswick, New Jersey — the scene of Margaret Cho’s room clearing set last month — sent out an email to fans who had been in attendance that night to deliver some interesting news: Jerry Seinfeld would like to help Cho make it up to them.
In the email, Seinfeld said that “When a stand-up show doesn’t go well, the audience and the comedian both go home unhappy, sometimes not really sure what went wrong. Every comedian has experienced this sense of unresolved resentment and anxiety.”
Seinfeld, who has made his opinion on politically correct audiences known in the past, reached out to Cho and proposed that the comic go back to NJ for a mulligan on the show that ended in half of the audience walking out and at least one fist fight.
“Wouldn’t it be something if we could go back to New Jersey, back to that club with the same audience and try to make things right?” Seinfeld proposed to Cho. “Have a discussion where both sides – comedian and audience – could talk about what happened?”
Seinfeld will apparently moderate a discussion between Cho and the fans to suss out exactly what happened that night to get everyone so upset. Cho touched on a few sensitive topics during that set, like white privilege and her experiences as a victim of rape, which upset multiple members of the crowd. Audience members argued and fought with each other, hurled insults at Cho, and even walked out, all as Cho joked that they would “never get a cent of the money back that [they] paid.” After the discussion, the two comics will each perform a set and hope to bury the hatchet between Cho and the crowd once and for all.
The Seinfeld/Cho show will be happening tonight, Thursday April 21st, at 8 p.m. at Vinnie Brand’s Stress Factory Comedy Club in New Brunswick, NJ. Tickets can be bought here.
For a refresher on what happened that night, read here.