Clinton Campaign Allegedly Threatened to Shut Down Comedy Club That Mocked Her

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign allegedly threatened to run a well known comedy club out of business after the club posted a video to its website showing five comedians mocking the Democratic presidential frontrunner.

Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada told Judicial Watch on Wednesday that he received a call from a “prominent” Clinton staffer telling him to take down a video posted on the club’s website and YouTube channel.

“They threatened me.” Masada said. Though he declined to give the name of the Clinton aide, Masada said the point of contention was a short video that shows five comedians roasting the former First Lady and Secretary of State over her fashion choices, her age, her husband’s alleged numerous extra-marital affairs, and her sexual orientation.

“He said the video was disgusting and asked who put me up to this,” Masada said about the staffer.

You can watch the video, which the Laugh Factory has titled “Hillary Clinton vs. the First Amendment at The Laugh Factory,” below:

***Explicit Language Warning***

“I have received complaints before but never a call like this, threatening to put me out of business if I don’t cut the video,” Masada told Judicial Watch.

The comedy owner also alleges the Clinton staffer demanded the names and phone numbers of all the comedians on the video.

According to Masada, who owns clubs in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Chicago, the Laugh Factory is a safe haven for free speech.

The owner said Saturday Night Live alum Dana Carvey took the stage of one of his clubs this Tuesday to lampoon Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.

“It was hilarious,” said Masada.

Breitbart News is awaiting comment from Masada regarding the allegations.


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