Both the Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals have withdrawn upcoming shows from Alex Williamson from their respective programs, as the fallout from Williamson’s vile social media response to abuse allegations continues.
In a pair of short statements posted a earlier this afternoon, representatives for both the Sydney Comedy Festival and the Perth Comedy Festival confirmed that Williamson’s upcoming shows will be pulled from their schedules.
The 32-year-old, known to his audience as Shooter Williamson, was scheduled to perform as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival on May 14th and 15th.
Meanwhile the Perth Comedy Festival pulled Williamson’s performance which was scheduled to take place tomorrow, May 1st.
Both announcements contained identical statements, asserting “In light of recent events, the Sydney/Perth Comedy Festival has withdrawn Alex Williamson’s show from its program. Ticketholders for the performances will be refunded back to their original point of purchase.”
The cancellation of the shows follows yesterday’s revelation that management company More Talent had severed their business relationship with Williamson as a result of his conduct; a development which PEDESTRIAN.TV learned about exclusively.
Williamson is facing a storm of controversy after his ex-partner, singer and social media personality Peach PRC, levelled a string of accusations against Williamson on social media. Those accusations included claims that Williamson had engaged in “abusive, manipulative, and predatory” behaviour.
In response, Alex Williamson teed off in a string of profane and at-times unpublishable Instagram Story videos. During which he stated “I’ve addressed this now, I don’t need to address it any further… You take one look at fuckin’ old Peachy you know what’s going on,” and “I’m confused as to where the predatory thing is coming from. What even is the accusation?… If it’s the predatory thing, it’s false. Also, I was 29 at the time. What’s the problem with trying to find a 19-year-old?”
Williamson, addressing another ex-partner, also stated “Girls, you wanted me, girls. I’m a fuckin’, I’m a loveable character. I don’t blame you for throwin’ yourselves [at me],” and “Fuckin’ hell, fuck off you bitches.”
The comedian has yet to issue public comment in light of both his management company dropping him, and the show cancellations.