A heckler shouted 'Free Palestine.' Look what the comedian did in response

Published date04 October 2022
Publication titleJerusalem Post, The: Web Edition Articles (Israel)
"What a sad way to find out you were in Omaha."

Twitter user in response to Morril's heckling clip

Based on the video clip, it is not clear if Morril was talking about Israel or Palestine before the outburst. He is openly Jewish and has appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert as well as Conan and Netflix's That's My Time with David Letterman.

Morril responded to the heckler by thanking her for coming to his show. She identified herself as being "against apartheid."

The comedian is no stranger to hecklers, and often asks them what they're drinking and buys them a drink in response to their interrupting his show. He asked the anti-apartheid audience member what she was drinking, to which she responded, "Nothing. I thirst for justice."

A public statement in Nebraska

Morril uploaded the clip to Twitter with the caption: "Sometimes you're trying to work on your new hour in Omaha but instead you have to talk to a crazy person. Phoenix up next." The apparent conflation of his Jewishness with support for an apartheid...

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