Jim Breuer cancels shows, including one in Montclair, over venues’ vaccination policies

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Jim Breuer has cancelled shows over venues’ vaccination requirements.

Comedian Jim Breuer posted a video (see below) to social media today, explaining his decision to cancel shows — including one at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, Dec. 3 — over their policies allowing only those who have been vaccinated or recently tested negative for COVID-19 to attend.

“The Wellmont Theater, New Jersey … (makes raspberry noise) … not doin’ it,” said the former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and longtime Chester resident. “Also the Royal Oak Theatre in Michigan. Due to the segregation of them forcing people to show up with vaccination and prove you’re vaccinated, to prove that you’ve had a shot, I am absolutely not doing those shows.

“I know I’m going to sacrifice a lot of money, but I’m not going to be enslaved by the system, or by money, and nor should anyone who wants to laugh or be entertained.”

Later in the video, he said: “I have to stick to my morals. I have to stick to what I know is right.”

He mentioned Morristown, though he doesn’t have any Morristown show on his current schedule (he has performed at the Mayo Performing Arts Center the past). “Morristown, my home. The fact that now, you segregate people. … You can call it whatever you want to call it. You’re segregating.”

He said he will perform in backyards, if he has to. “I’d rather go bankrupt and make a stance, and not segregate.” He also said he foresees doing a lot of shows in Florida or other states where venues don’t require vaccinations.

He also said, “God told me to serve you and make you laugh, at a young age, and I’ve been doing my best … and I’ll be damned if I’m going to force people to get a jab to come to see me.”

There was lots of other nonsensical ranting in the 22-minute video, including an assertion that a lot of doctors are just “licensed drug dealers,” but I’ll stop there. Here’s the complete video, if you want to watch.


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Shelly Seasol September 10, 2021 - 1:12 pm

what an idiot this guy is

Sally Ladd September 12, 2021 - 9:15 am

You’re the idiot

Tim Howe September 14, 2021 - 11:54 am

Suicidal idiocy.

Steve not Stupid September 10, 2021 - 5:26 pm

I wonder how big his back yard is? Because he’s not performing in my back yard, and I’m sure that I’m not attending any backyard performance anywhere else. Mostly because, there is no vaccine for the stupidity virus. While I’m certain I won’t catch the stupidity virus, I still don’t want to be around anyone who has it, and I’m certainly not giving them my money.

John K September 11, 2021 - 11:34 pm

Hey Steve– If you’re vaccinated, what the hell do you have to worry about? YOU’RE PROTECTED! Right? The vaccine either works or it doesn’t. In either case, there’s no need to prove your status to anyone.

Rock September 10, 2021 - 6:01 pm


Jay Jay September 10, 2021 - 9:53 pm

Certainly an Idiot. But hey it, it’s America and he’s allowed his idiotic view points. Apparently the crazy right says it’s their right to kill themselves, but not their fetal heartbeat.

Nick February 11, 2022 - 5:00 pm

Lmao he’s an idiot because he’s not forcing people to prove status of an experimental drug that has no long term studies done? Our right to kill ourselves? You mean from a virus with a 99.8% survival rate? What a crime a against humanity, NOT killing a baby. And NOT being a paranoid freak over a flu. Someone call the authorities!

D k September 10, 2021 - 11:33 pm

Everybody has the right to do what is best for themselves you dont have to attend and or be involved if you don’t want to so save the snowflake comments and views for people that want to hear them its all freedoms we ALL enjoy vaccinated or not

Thomas C Bennett September 11, 2021 - 4:14 pm

It’s called behaving in the common good. You’re not a snowflake, simply a flake.

Sally Ladd September 12, 2021 - 9:16 am

Laughable. If your vaccine works, why do you give a rat’s a$$ whether anyone else takes the experimental gene therapy?

Tim Howe September 14, 2021 - 11:56 am

Such brainwashed ridiculousness.

Nick February 11, 2022 - 5:02 pm

“For the greater good”
Where have I heard that before?

Danielle September 11, 2021 - 12:06 am

Proud of you Jim! I’m happy to attend one of your shows elsewhere!!

Kay September 12, 2021 - 3:25 pm

Absolutely! What a hero!!

Sammy September 13, 2021 - 7:00 am


Nick February 11, 2022 - 5:01 pm

Wow man way to hit us right in he feels. Please, no more projections

John September 11, 2021 - 12:20 am

Hey Jim thanks so much for cancelling shows in places that required covid test or vax. Have friend with kidney transplant who was thrilled to get to see you in a safe environment. We’ve both been lifetime fans. Nobody was forced to get vaxed, coulda been tested too. You suck.

Kay September 12, 2021 - 3:18 pm

And you blow.

Riley September 12, 2021 - 11:34 pm

Youtube on his computer is a safe environment.

Art September 13, 2021 - 12:14 pm

There are many more of us who know better. There is no one that could discount what you stated, but it’s not relevant. You are looking for attention

Beau February 9, 2022 - 1:42 am

JB has lost his ever loving mind.

Riley September 11, 2021 - 12:32 am

His video spent a good amount of time saying to be respectful of other people’s opinions/decisions and then this article does the opposite in the last paragraph by labeling his opinions “non-sensical rantings.”

You try to undermine his position by doing exactly what he is talking about thus proving his point haha.

Dit September 11, 2021 - 3:15 pm

Calling his rantings “non-sensical” was being respectful. It’s a factual and accurate description. It just means “makes no sense.” They could have alled him a dope, a moron, an idiot, an ignoramus. Those might be considered disrespectful. He is, in fact, non-sensical.

Kay September 12, 2021 - 3:20 pm

He’s not nonsensical you just can’t comprehend that you’re being enslaved.

Dit September 11, 2021 - 3:16 pm

Calling his rantings “non-sensical” was being respectful. It’s a factual and accurate description. It just means “makes no sense.” They could have called him a dope, a moron, an idiot, an ignoramus. Those might be considered disrespectful. He is, in fact, non-sensical.

Sally Ladd September 12, 2021 - 9:19 am

I agree. When I graduated from school with a journalism degree, the press printed only the facts (outside the editorial pages). Now every mainstream news outlet has become a propaganda mouthpiece. This writer is a tool.

Kay September 12, 2021 - 3:21 pm

It’s so true. Totally being manipulated to think segregation is ok.

Riley September 12, 2021 - 11:33 pm

It’s insulting. There was a time when they would just give you the information people could form their own opinion. Now every writer tells you what to think.

Leah September 14, 2021 - 4:32 am

Totally agree. How about just reporting the facts of the story, not throwing in the reporter’s opinion. Does this publication have any editors?

Riley September 12, 2021 - 11:47 pm

I do give the author, Jay Lustig, credit for posting everyones comments. There is tons of censorship on most sites. Or they do not have a comments section at all. And it seems like he is allowing for an open discussion and that is truly appreciated.

Bert September 11, 2021 - 12:45 am

I’ve heard him on podcasts act like the religious angle is from his family. Like they’re the crazy ones.
Let’s just hope he has a show and he gets it. Then gives it to other non vaxxers

Paul Adams September 11, 2021 - 4:46 pm

You sound like a very compassionate human being. Of course I’m just kidding. I get it, I’m not very compassionate toward idiots either. With that being said, now that you have pathogenic primed yourself , Maybe we will get just as lucky on people like you will drop off the planet.

Ggggg September 11, 2021 - 5:06 pm

Holy fuck you are a complete moron

Sally Ladd September 12, 2021 - 9:21 am

Um, pathogenic priming happens when someone is vaxxed for a disease after contracting that disease. Try doing some actual research before you spew nonsense.

Ryan Beat September 11, 2021 - 12:48 am

I’ve always like Brewer and his comedy. Now I respect him for his conviction and his character. We are ruled by fear in this country. And when that doesn’t work they’ll start pointing the guns.

Dit September 11, 2021 - 3:19 pm

“Ruled by fear.” What a silly statement. Are you ruled by fear if you stop at a stop sign or a traffic light? If you wear a seat belt? If you wash feces off your hands before eating? If you don’t lick a toilet bowl seat in a restaurant? Or, are you being sensible and safe? What a silly statement.

Bats September 11, 2021 - 4:18 pm

I’m afraid your opinion is awful.

Leah September 14, 2021 - 4:40 am

The situation is ridiculous and dangerous. The so-called science is being manipulated in astounding ways. I never heard of science where hundreds of doctors and scientists were censored for raising concerns or questions. Meanwhile, Janet Woodcock who helped kill hundreds of young people during the opioid crisis as a “consumer watchdog” has been promoted to supervise the FDA. Anyone who isn’t asking questions about what is going on is either absurdly naive or stupid.

Joizee September 11, 2021 - 6:43 am

Although the entertainment field was taken over by the morally bankrupt long ago, there are many, many others who still remain true to our principles.
This can be said of both the patrons and the artists themselves.

News flash: those of us who practice natural medicine and trust our bodies over man-made “cure-alls” also enjoy the arts! We’ve always walked among you, the “vaxxed”, and yet it didn’t matter until the people WE put in power (govt officials, CEOS, etc…) decided to make this a dividing issue.

I cannot understand why fear has taken such a tight grip over such a huge percentage of this country. Fear from a virus with a <1% mortality rate. Are we this concerned about our fellow man when they shove McDonald's cheeseburgers in their mouth? Maybe we should ban motorcycles and ferris wheels because those "daredevils" sure live "risky" lives and may die. We could go on and on. Where do we draw the line on protecting ourselves and others from every possible risk factor in life? Because there are many.

If we consider ourselves a tolerant melting pot, we need to stop fearing our fellow man and understand what it means to be human. There are no guarantees in this world. You are hanging on to false hope if you believe a man-made shot, or any other medical device will make you invincible. It doesn't, and to divide a country based on that premise is beyond dangerous. It is inhumane.

Dit September 11, 2021 - 3:24 pm

You “walk among the vaxxed” because “the vaxxed” did their part and made the world safe for you to be dopey and stay unvaxxed. If no one got vaxxed, tens of millions more would die. You can be unvaxxed because the vaxxed have made it safe for you. No one sad the vax makes you “invincible.” Seat belts don’t make you invincible, but they improve your safety odds. So do stop signs, speed limits, traffic lights and — yes — vaccines. You are rather cavalier with your ignorance. Learn the data.

Carrie Fleetwood September 11, 2021 - 7:01 pm

You are an idito, DIT! It is simple ignorance to be vaccinated and be afraid of the unvaccinated. The vaccines are causing the virus to mutate. It is the unvaccinated that trust in their immune system to tackle this virus without a vaccination because they know this virus is just 1, yes, just ONE of 40,000 subclades of the corona strain. You are ignorant. I am sick of the stupidity. This virus was created in the lab, as bio-warfare, why would someone want to inject themselves with a vaccintion that used a piece of this bio-weapon? The death rate is slightly higher than Influenza. You need to get your head out of your ass and stop being brain washed by media.

John K September 11, 2021 - 11:41 pm

Well said, Carrie. Most people don’t know the first thing about how this vaccine actually works, or have bothered to look at the skyrocketing VAERS reports, or understand how homogenizing the immune response with a non-sterilizing vaccination is making the virus mutate even faster–and turning the vaxxed into asymptomatic super-spreaders. It’s very easy to tell in this comment section who watches a ton of TV and who doesn’t.

Rosie September 11, 2021 - 9:01 am

Good for him stop giving the government so much power over our lives and the decisions we make. Thank you Jim!!

Paul Johnson February 3, 2023 - 5:06 pm

The Wellmont is not an arm of the government. As for me, let a business do what they want and let a comedian do what he wants.

John September 11, 2021 - 10:39 am

Great job Jim! Keep it up

Charlie September 11, 2021 - 2:33 pm

Wonder how many people this idiot and the idiots who support him have killed by spreading lies, misinformation, and the virus. Shame on all of you.

Goose September 11, 2021 - 5:51 pm

Love it…keep drinking the Kool Aid you bunch of sheep!

John September 11, 2021 - 6:44 pm

I’d rather be a live sheep than a dead “ass.”

Carrie Fleetwood September 11, 2021 - 7:03 pm

Thank you, Jim! I hope this sets a precedent! God bless you!

Schmedley September 11, 2021 - 8:58 pm

Too bad most entertainers care more about a buck than doing the right thing. Going to spend money with all who do and boycott discriminating venues and entertainers.

KE September 11, 2021 - 10:28 pm

Thank you for standing up to tyranny, Jim. If only the rest of the country would wake up. Hope to catch one of your shows soon!

HM September 12, 2021 - 12:13 am

Thank you, Jim!! No one should support segregation or tyranny. Great job standing up for what is right. You DO NOT sound crazy. What IS crazy: mandating a vaccine that has killed people including teens, caused thousands of injuries including heart attacks, blood clots, seizures, neurological damage, blindness, deafness, skin falling off, removal of limbs due to clotting, paralysis, miscarriages, bells palsy, etc., etc. This is all been reported to VAERS (The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) and go to Bitchute or other platforms that will show victims actual testimony, not Facebook or Youtube that will shamefully remove people’s own videos of debilitating vaccine reactions. God bless you, Jim!

Nicole C. September 12, 2021 - 2:32 am

Thank you Jim, you have been speaking up and it’s so rare and refreshing. I’m an even bigger fan now.

Sally Ladd September 12, 2021 - 9:31 am

Died in the wool anti-vaxxer here – 65 y/o and ZERO health problems or meds. My kids never got vaxxed after my 2-1/2 y/o daughter was injured by the MMR and they are also uber-healthy in their 20s. Big Pharma and the government have been lying to the public for more than 30 years: NO vaccines on the ever-growing childhood vax schedule have been properly safety-tested, leading to countless deaths, injuries and chronic illnesses. As for the carnage from the experimental gene therapy injections: the tally is 650,000 injuries and 14,000 deaths — more than has been reported for ALL vaccines since they have been tracked in the late 1980s. (See https://www.openvaers.com/covid-data)

Wish I had a back yard to offer up, Jim. But I will go anywhere, anytime to see you perform. More celebs need to take a stand on this issue. You are my hero!

Patrick McMullen September 12, 2021 - 7:00 pm

While I respect your stand, you did not provide for the refund of tickets already purchased. Ticketmaster as of 9/10/21 states there are no provisions for refunds. So I’m out right now $244.50 for 2 tkts for the Montclair show. Now I’m disputing the charge via my credit card. You didn’t really think this through. We are really disappointed in you.

Riley September 12, 2021 - 11:42 pm

Take it up with the venue. They are the ones changing the arrangement after the fact. They are also attempting to shift the blame and you are falling for it.

Dan O'D. September 17, 2021 - 8:18 pm

Jim wake up you wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for vaccines… because Tucker says it’s worse than slavery should tell you the hyperbolic right is playing politics with millions of lives. You probably don’t believe Biden won the election either…RW saps.

Chaim pshchansky September 14, 2021 - 10:23 am

New Jersey is really a leftist state. People here love high taxes. And socialism. Everyone I talk to is pro socialism. What I don’t understand is how the people got that way. Have they been teaching this in the schools from childhood? I retired from the federal gov. The majority were pro union and extremely left wing. The 1/3 that moved here from out of state that I worked with called New Jersey. “New Germany”. And this was 20 years ago!! My political background. After graduating college in New Jersey I was a pro communist……go figure. Now I’m pro religion and a tea party advocate. I saw the failure and damaging effects of a totalitarian form of government around the world. We in America are swiftly heading that way. I think the main reason myself included is because we believe the main stream media and don’t have the time or interest to do our own research. The corrupt globalists know this and are taking advantage.

John Smith September 14, 2021 - 11:51 am

1998 is devastated by this news…

Keyser September 14, 2021 - 4:59 pm

In other news, the blood bank is segregating people with Hepatitis by not letting them donate blood. I will not be party to segregation!

njartsdaily@gmail.com September 14, 2021 - 5:01 pm

Yankee Stadium will not let naked people attend baseball games. Segregation!

Someonefinallysaidit December 12, 2021 - 2:27 pm


Lori October 6, 2021 - 3:24 pm

Love this! THANK YOU!
Money is the root of all evil, but the greed going on in todays society is the EVIL. I pray for the truth to come out. But, even then, people will not believe it. It’s easier to believe the lies and live in denial. The lies are so deep, I highly doubt most could handle the truth.

Stay true to your morals!

Someonefinallysaidit December 9, 2021 - 8:56 pm

Thank God for people like Jim Breuer. And I’m so glad he mentioned that he doesn’t care if you’re vaccinated. Meaning, he acknowledges it’s a personal choice and the vaccinated or whatever side people are on, so so hateful. I’ve seen them comment that unvaccinated should be shot…just disgusting and vile things. I pray for all of you. No matter your position. Put some love in your heart. It always wins, and the truth will prevail.

Dyani Doud February 16, 2022 - 10:27 pm

Being vaccinated or not is turning into one of those topics you can’t talk about in front of certain family members, friends or other people (for example, religion, politics or sexual orientation just to name a few). You know someone’s gonna get pissed off if they don’t agree with you or your beliefs, and that’s just life, right? What I don’t understand is why there are so many angry people resorting to violence and hate, a lot of times against innocent people. If that’s just part of our daily lives then I sure as hell don’t want to see what’s gonna happen tomorrow.


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