Jerry Sadowitz wins Malcolm Hardee Award in Edinburgh

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Jerry Sadowitz wins Malcolm Hardee Award in Edinburgh

Chortle report: Jerry Sadowitz has been named ‘act most likely to make a million quid’ following his cancellation at the Edinburgh Fringe.

The comic won the Malcolm Hardee award after the second of two nights he was due to play at the Pleasance’s EICC venue was pulled amid complaints of racist and sexist material – and of exposing himself.

Judges said: ‘Ironically, after being cancelled, Sadowitz is seeing a huge increase in ticket sales for the show’s tour and is now adding a date at the 3,600+ seater Hammersmith Apollo in November. The Million Quid is getting closer for the most unlikely of reasons.’

When he was cancelled, the Pleasance issued a contradictory statement saying: ‘[We are] a venue that champions freedom of speech and we do not censor comedians’ material,… [but] the material presented at his first show is not acceptable … this type of material has no place on the festival.’

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