Gigs canceled for the strangest of reasons

Craig Robinson comedy show canceled after gunman enters venue

Stars Insider

18/07/22 | StarsInsider


When thousands of adoring fans have spent their hard-earned money on a ticket to see their favorite artist, it's pretty difficult to back out and cancel the show. That being said, sometimes it's simply unavoidable. Whether due to illness or some other force majeure, many famous performers have had to let down their fans and call off live performances. While ticket holders can be disappointed and even angry, there's usually a justifiable reason for the cancelation. 

Comedian and actor Craig Robinson recently had to cancel his stand-up shows in North Carolina for a disturbing reason. 'The Office' star was performing at the The Comedy Zone in Charlotte on Saturday, July 17, when an unidentified man entered the venue brandishing a firearm. Robinson and the attendees were evacuated by staff but the gunman reportedly discharged his weapon before police apprehended him. Thankfully, the suspect was arrested and no one was injured. 

Robinson posted a heartfelt thank you to the staff and security of the Comedy Zone who managed to evacuate everyone to safety, and to the local authorities who quickly arrived at the scene. Both Robinson and the venue agreed to cancel his shows scheduled for the following day in light of the terrifying incident. 

Check out this gallery to learn about gigs that were canceled for strange and unexpected reasons. Not all of them were quite so understandable! 

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