Friday, May 24, 2024

COVID is Back! Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin, Martin Short Cancel Las Vegas Appearances: Only Illness in the Building!


COVID is back big time. baby!

Steve Martin and Martin Short have cancelled their sold out shows in Las Vegas this weekend.

Martin writes: “Dear fans and enemies, Unfortunately, our sold-out shows at the Wynn in Las Vegas this Friday and Saturday has to be postponed because of rampant Covid in our crew and one other essential guy. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but we are moving to mid-December, where your tickets will be honored with an added “date-moving tax,” of nine thousand dollars.”

Jimmy Kimmel and late night colleagues Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert were supposed to raise money for their crews at a Vegas Strike Force show. But no. Kimmel Tweeted: “Well, Las Vegas, I got Covid, and sadly, we need to cancel this weekend’s Strike Force Three show. I could never live with myself if I got my hometown friends sick. Thanks to all who purchased tickets, everyone will get full refunds and we will try to reschedule if possible.”

This is why yours truly got the new vaccine on Monday. Don’t listen to Robert Kennedy Jr. and Eric Clapton, who are now Nuts-in-Arms. Get the vaccine! If famous people can get it again we are all at risk!

PS The US govt will start giving out free COVID tests next week again– they know something is happening!

PPS Sorry for Martin and Short, but you can watch the new episode of “Only Murders in the Building” now on Hulu. Meryl Streep has some big plot twists!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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