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Council reject stand up concern

Jerry Sadowitz
The comedian is due to perform in Falkirk on Saturday

A council has rejected calls to cancel a show by comedian and magician Jerry Sadowtiz amid concern about its content.

More than 300 fans are due to attend a performance by the stand-up at Falkirk Town Hall on Saturday.

The local authority had said it was reviewing its initial decision to stage the show.

Mr Sadowitz, 47, who was born in New Jersey and brought up in Glasgow, is famed for his provocative material.

The comedian is in the midst of a country-wide tour after a successful run at last year's Edinburgh Festival.

He is due to take to the stage in Falkirk to perform his Comedian, Magician, Psychopath II show.

Adverts for the event have warned it is for adults only and should be avoided by those who are easily offended.

In a statement, Maureen Campbell, director of community services for Falkirk Council, said: "We are not cancelling the show.

"We reviewed our position in the light of the concerns raised and are satisfied that the audience will be alerted to the show style and content.

"Additional notices will be displayed in the town hall regarding the adult content."

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