Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Psychopath


“Are you aware of his humour?” asks the member of staff as I purchase a ticket.

“Yes” I reply and start laughing.

“We have to ask” she says “People walk out every night.”

I bet they do.

I bet they do.

Interestingly the people who walk out of a Jerry Sadowitz show are the very people who flock to buy tickets to see Jimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle and Ricky Gervais.  Three comedians who owe much of their success, fame and money to Jerry.  In the case of Boyle you could reasonably argue that he owes it all to Jerry.

Social taboos?

They don’t exist within the confines of a Sadowitz show…race, sexuality, gender, paedophilia and the rest are all fair game.

Saying the unsayable?

Nothing is unsayable with Jerry…and I mean nothing.

Free speech?

Here, in the company of Sadowitz, it is an absolute.

It could all be ironic.

It could all be true.

I think you would have to be a fool to believe that a man as fiercely intelligent as Sadowitz is could genuinely hold some of the positions he delivers from underneath his trademark top hat.

He is a provocateur.

He is forcing people to think…about everything.

He is also a very funny man.

Spitting bile, invective, rage and hate through a series of brilliantly constructed sentences that seem to be a stream of consciousness he reduces many in the audience to tears.  The key to this lies in the fact that he is genuine in his anger…it isn’t an act.  That honesty is what separates him from the acts I have already mentioned.

Certain people would no platform Sadowitz…brand him a hate speaker…that’s up to them I guess but, for me, he is an antidote to the cultural chloroform of woke.

You pay your money, you take your chance.

I’m glad I took my chance.


Jerry Sadowitz is appearing at The Stand’s New Town Theatre throughout the Fringe at 22:25.  You can find tickets here.