*Comic Steve Brown was assaulted with his own mic stand and stool while performing standup Sunday night in South Carolina.
According to footage shared online, the comedian and former “Comic View” writer was wrapping up a multi-night stand at The Comedy House in Columbia when an audience member in the front row had apparently heard enough.
Brown asked the man what was wrong, and that was all she wrote.
After the incident, Brown updated his fans on social media:
I told my so called attacker that I was gonna let him tire himself out and then KO his ass. He panicked and started throwing shit. #truestory
— Steven W. Brown (@comicstevebrown) January 22, 2018
TMZ is reporting that the Richland County Sheriff’s Dept. has opened an investigation into the attack. So far, no arrests.
As the story gained traction, Brown took to Instagram to thank well wishers and call for more security at comedy venues.
First off let me start by saying Thanks for the calls and messages from friends, fans and my family. With that being said, let me say this. This unprovoked attacked that happened to me tonight is a reminder of why these comedy clubs should have well equipped PROFESSIONAL security to protect us entertainers who bring their club so much money. I thank God for looking out for me and giving my old ass the ability to Bob and weave because this could have ended in horrible way.