The comedian joked that he “cursed” Prince Philip when he heard the news of Prince Philip’s death while performing.
Lewis Spears from Australia gave a show in Melbourne and joked that the royal family had recently become news for all the wrong reasons when he learned from the audience that Prince Philip had passed away.
The 23-year-old comedian mentioned Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey and combined the royal family with the characters in the Disney animated film “Shrek” Make a comparison. He said: “Also, have you met Prince Philip? That unt is 3000 years old.” “I’m pretty sure he invented racism.”
When part of the audience laughed, someone shouted that Prince Philip had just passed away. Then, he took the phone from the audience, checked the news, and continued to tell jokes. “I have to say… he came a little late. Are we sure he died today? I guess he died ten years ago and was tied to a rope during a special event.”
“People looked at him and thought he was dead, and then someone shouted’I don’t like women’ behind him, and then everyone thought he was good.”
“For a while, I thought the only thing that kept him alive was the power of racism.”
British media reported that in the next four minutes, well-meaning listeners cheered for Lewis’ mockery of the prince. Reactions on social media were very diverse.