A comedian has sparked outrage after mocking a woman with epilepsy who had a seizure during his show.
Andrew Schulz, of New York, was performing when audience members called out asking for medical help. This occurred after a woman – who has not been identified – was taken out by paramedics. Mr Schulz then took to the microphone to make light of the shocking events. While most of the of the crowd were in hysterics, one audience member took offence, causing a spat between the two.
Andrew Schulz (pictured), of New York, has left epilepsy charities outraged after making a joke out of an audience member having a seizure during his show.
One audience member was not amused by the joke, leading to an attack from Mr Schulz.
On April 7, Mr Schulz posted a ten-minute video to his YouTube channel, which has been seen 79,600 times. He wrote: ‘This was wild. I was doing shows in Orlando and all the sudden a woman in the audience passed out. Turns out she was having a seizure. ‘It was crazy but hey, the show must go on.’
The video shows the organisers rushing to the woman’s aid after an audience member called out for help. Not long after, Mr Schulz returns to the stage as the epileptic woman is slowly led out. He asks her if she is okay and reassures her ‘not to be embarrassed’. After the woman left, he impersonated her shaking body during the seizure and said: ‘In your mind you’re not thinking anyone is going to die. ‘So when you see her laughing like really going, you’re like, “Yo this girl got a sense of humour”.’ He adds further jeers such as, ‘I’m going to roast this b**** for almost dying at my show’.
In a shortened clip posted to Mr. Schulz’s Twitter account yesterday, which has had more than 105,000 views, he added further fire to the fuel as he is seen mocking a concerned member of the audience. One woman, who turned out to be a paramedic, called out, ‘That’s not funny’, to which Mr. Schulz replied: ‘White women are something special. A b**** almost died and you made it about you.’ As the woman tried to explain why she was upset, he further aggravated the situation by telling her he ‘didn’t care’. W
To make things worse a Tampa Bay radio host Anna Hummel worsened the situation by laughing about the evening’s events on social media. In an Instagram video, Mrs. Hummel – a host at 102.5 The Bone in Tampa Bay – is heard saying, ‘Never have iIbeen to a comedy show where a chick has an epileptic seizure in the middle of the show. ‘The headliner Andrew Schulz gets on stage and starts roasting the b****. It was off the chain, so good.’
Nearly 4.5 million people in the world are affected by epilepsy. 1 in 10 people will have a seizrue during their lifetime and 1 in 26 will develop epilepsy, recurring seizures. Epilepsy should not be a laughing matter. Yes, Mr. Shultz the show must go on but not at the expense of someone’s serious medical conditions. EpilepsyU.com
Epilepsy Action added: ‘Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition in the world.
Watch Video Of Shultz and the incident HERE.
Excerpts taken from an article posted by the Daily Mail UK