Controversial Comedian Dapper Laughs performance at Rock City axed

 Dapper Laughs Rock City show in February has been dropped as his UK tour is cancelled after his comedy was widely accused of being sexist and misogynistic.

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Dapper Laughs, whose real name is Daniel O’Reilly, came under fire after a video surfaced online of the comedy character joking that a female audience member was “gagging for a rape”.

Academy Music Group, owner of the O2 chain of clubs, confirmed that the shows will not go ahead – including a date at Rock City On February 27.

His ITV2 show On The Pull has also been axed.

More than 60,000 people had signed a petition calling for ITV to stop the second series being commissioned.

He appeared on Newsnight on November 11 to say that he will no longer perform as Dapper Laughs and that the character has “completely ruined everything going on with me as a comedian.”

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