Hannibal Buress Mic Cut After Joking About Sexual Abuse at Catholic University Show

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 04: Comedian Hannibal Buress performs onstage at The Bill Graham Stage during Colossal Clusterfest at Civic Center Plaza and The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on June 4, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)

Last night, Hannibal Buress performed at Loyola University Chicago, a Jesuit Catholic college just north of the city. During the performance, Buress joked about the Catholic church’s history of child molestation and sexual abuse, and his mic was eventually cut while on stage, as student paper the Loyola Phoenix reports.

The move followed an email he received from the university prohibiting him from referencing “rape, sexual assault, race, sexual orientation/gender,” or “illegal drugs” during his performance, as Pitchfork points out. Buress attempted to continue the show without a microphone, but the venue reportedly turned up the music until he left the stage. Read the Loyola Phoenix‘s full report here.

 

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