Jen Kirkman Nearly Got Killed by an Unruly Mob of Long Islanders for a Poorly-Timed Vietnam Joke


The AV Club’s Stand Down series, in which comedians tell stories of performances gone horribly awry which are then animated, is really great. The latest installment features Jen Kirkman telling a story of what sounds like the worst possible scenario: pissing off a sensitive/drunk crown on Long Island soon after 9/11 with a poorly conceived Vietnam joke. Everything turns out OK in the end (I guess?), but let that be a less to you standups: avoid Long Island at all costs.