Seinfeld’s Response to Hecklers: ‘You just funded a Jew!’

Seinfeld’s Response to Hecklers: ‘You just funded a Jew!’

Jerry Seinfeld has again shut down pro-Palestine protesters during one of his Australian comedy shows after the group started heckling him while he was on stage.

The comedian was performing stand-up to thousands of fans at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Saturday night when he was met with a handful of pro-Palestine hecklers.

Towards the end of his set, the group started chanting ‘From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free’.

In response to the interruption, Seinfeld immediately hit back at the protesters who’d paid to attend his show.

Seinfeld’s Response to Hecklers: ‘You just funded a Jew!’

Jerry Seinfeld has shut down pro-Palestine protesters during one of his Australian comedy shows after the group started heckling him while he was on stage

‘I think you need to go back and tell whoever is running your organisation: ”We just gave more money to a Jew”,’ he said, as the crowd erupted with laughter and applause.

‘That cannot be a good plan for you.

‘You gotta come up with a better plan.’

The protesters were then escorted out of the arena by police.

Earlier in the night, just over a dozen Palestine supporters were seen outside the venue with signs reading ‘F**k Jerry Seinfeld’.

There was also a heavy police presence with officers manning the entrances of the arena. 

It comes after the comedian was heckled during one of his Sydney shows on Tuesday night.

The legendary comedian was performing his second show at the ICC Sydney Theatre when two men stood up and began chanting ‘free Palestine’ while waving the Palestinian flag, in footage captured by The Australian Jewish Association. 

They were also heard calling him a ‘hack’ and a ‘fraud’.

The audience quickly responded with boos and it wasn’t long before the TV veteran zeroed in on the hecklers. 

‘You’re doing great. You’re getting them on your side, can you hear it? It’s working,’ said Seinfeld, 70, as security moved in to handle the situation.

‘You have strong political feelings but you don’t know where to say them.

Seinfeld, who has said he stands with Israel, has been heckled by pro-Palestine supporters during his time in Australia

Seinfeld, who has said he stands with Israel, has been heckled by pro-Palestine supporters during his time in Australia

‘You think that ruining the night – it doesn’t affect me. All these people, you’re ruining their night.’ 

Seinfeld, who is Jewish, made a solidarity visit to Israel at the end of 2023. He also met with families of hostages taken by Hamas. 

He has said he will always stand with Israel and the Jewish people.

Last Sunday night at Qudos Bank Arena, another incident unfolded when an audience member interrupted Seinfeld with a provocative chant.

As he performed for the crowd, the heckler shouted, ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.’

The outburst prompted immediate reactions from the audience who demanded the protester ‘get out’ before chanting ‘Jerry, Jerry’.

Security quickly intervened, escorting the heckler out as the audience erupted in boos.

‘We have a genius, ladies and gentlemen. He solved the Middle East [crisis],’ Seinfeld said.

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