September 29, 2022

Controversial comic Ricky Gervais ‘beefs up security at displays in wake of Salman Rushdie stabbing to make sure nobody can get to him on stage’

Comedian  Ricky Gervais  provides reportedly bolstered his protection detail to protect him towards potential stage attackers after the stabbing of  Salman Rushdie  last week. The Office and After Living creator is currently performing brand new material at Soho’ s i9000 tiny Leicester Square Theatre, where members of the viewers sit yards away from comics.   Sir Salman, seventy five, was stabbed up to 15 times […]#@@#@!!

Comedian  Ricky Gervais  has reportedly bolstered his security detail to guard him against potential stage attackers after the stabbing of  Salman Rushdie  last week.

The Office and After Life creator is currently performing new material at Soho’s tiny Leicester Square Theatre, where members of the audience sit yards away from comics.  

Friend Salman, 75, was stabbed up to 15 times by an American Islamist thought to be sympathetic to the Iranian government’s homicide edict against the Satanic Poems author from 1989.

Gervais’s beefed upward security also comes a couple of months after fellow firebrand comic  Dave Chappelle  was bombarded on-stage by a knifeman wielding a fake gun.  

The 61-year-old Brit has attracted their fair share of detractors in the wake of controversial jokes in recent stand-up specials at the expense of transgender people.

LGBT+ rights group Glaad described material in recent Netflix special SuperNature since ‘ dangerous,   anti-trans rants masquerading as jokes’.

A source near to Gervais told The Sun:   ‘ Ricky isn’t having any chances.  

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