An audience member at Davidson’s Monday night show tells Page Six that the “Saturday Night Live” star began the setup for a joke by saying, “So a funny thing happened to me recently in my apartment … my friend died of a heart attack.”
We’re told that someone in the audience at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange, NJ, yelled out, “Mac Miller!”
Our spy says, “Pete calmly stops his routine and asks the audience to ID the dude that yelled out and that he is going to have to leave. He then asks security to locate the yeller and escort him out.”
We’re told that Davidson said, “And give him back his money. I don’t want his money.”
The source says that the audience was “a bit bewildered” but as they realized the comic was serious, “they start pointing to where the yell came from.”
According to the showgoer, Davidson said, “I’m serious. I’m going to leave [the stage]. So if you want to hear the rest of the show you’ll point out to security who yelled so they can escort him out. If not, I’m going to leave right now. I’m not going to have any of that s–t happening at my show.”
We’re told that the audience eventually pinpointed the culprit, and “security walks him out without further drama.”
When the audience began to applaud, Davidson said, “Don’t applaud that a–hole” then added, “Nah, go ahead applaud — applaud security for getting him out. They do a great job.”
“The entire episode, from the yell to when the show resumed lasted about five minutes,” said the spy.
We’re told the joke turned out to be about a pal who had passed out in Davidson’s apartment, but the comedian mistook the incident for a heart attack.