Kim Congdon (right) claims she was sexually attacked by a fan at a Saturday comedy concert in New York City.
Kim Congdon has stated that she was sexually attacked by a fan who ‘pretended to be blind’ as she moved through the crowd at a Saturday stand-up performance in New York City.
Congdon had just completed her opening show at Sony Hall for fellow comedian Joey Diaz when the incident occurred, she told Deadline.
She also apologized on Twitter on Sunday for any fans who’saw me kick a guy’s a** after last night’s show’ She added, “He sexually attacked me after my performance (and boasted about it on his way out), destroying an otherwise beautiful evening for me.”
Congdon is well-known for her work on Impractical Jokers, Stoned Science, her ‘This B**ch’ podcast, and YouTube’s Broad Topicx, in addition to her appearances on other popular podcasts such as The Joe Rogan Experience.
She told Deadline that the incident occurred when she went to retrieve her phone from a tripod “near the sound booth.” The path to her phone led her through the crowd, when she claims she was ‘poked in the vagina’ by a male.
“When it occurred, I was already walking in the opposite direction.” When I turned around, he pretended to be blind,’ she told the news organization.
She was assaulted as ‘Joey [Diaz] was getting onstage and many people were cheering, and then the lights went out’ She stated that she lost track of the man due to the darkness, but venue officials were able to locate him afterwards.
She identified the man, and venue officials ejected him, she said.
Kim Congdon describes the incident on Twitter, in which she claims she was sexually assaulted by an audience member at a comedy show on Saturday.
Sunday on Twitter, she wrote, “If you saw me kick a guy’s behind after the show last night, I apologize.” He sexually assaulted me after my set (and bragged about it on his way out), ruining an otherwise perfect night for me. This tweet is intended as a warning. I will be carrying going forward. Next guy dies.’
Users of the social media platform largely expressed their support for Congdon, but after some allegedly attempted to minimize the incident and sent her abusive messages, she posted again on Monday to provide additional information.
She wrote, “I can’t believe I have to say this, but I wouldn’t tweet or make a fuss if someone accidentally grazed me.”
“I have no desire to harm or accuse anyone. This man attempted to “finger” me through my leggings by poking me in the vagina twice as I passed him.
The comedian continued, “It occurred the instant I exited the stage of a sold-out theater, and within SECONDS he was lost in the dark crowd.” “By the time they found him, the show was almost over, but he didn’t care that he was being booted because he said, “At least I got to touch Kim’s p**sy.””
Congdon (pictured performing stand-up comedy) is well-known for her work on Impractical Jokers, Stoned Science, her ‘This B**ch’ podcast, and YouTube’s Broad Topicx, in addition to her appearances on other popular podcasts such as The Joe Rogan Experience.
In another tweet, she stated, “This has been an eye-opening experience that has hurt me but made me sad for victims who have endured so much more.”
She shared a screenshot of one of the messages she received in response to her original tweet: “The response to my last tweet is why women don’t share their stories.”
She told Deadline that the incident occurred on the same night that beer was thrown at Ariel Elias in a comedy club in New Jersey.
These are the most recent in a string of high-profile attacks on comedians in recent months, which began on March 27 when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars.
In April, rapper T.I. stormed the stage at an open mic night in Atlanta, snatching the microphone from a female comedian after she brought up sexual assault charges against him.
On March 23, another comedian, Sampson McCormick, was attacked during his performance at Win-River Resort & Casino in Redding. He said that a man attacked him after he made jokes at the expense of a female heckler, prompting the assault.
Congdon told Deadline that she has been performing stand-up comedy for ten years and has dealt with “stalkers and all sorts of things” during that time.
After the event on Saturday, she remarked, “This is probably not the last time.”