Craig Robinson Evacuates Comedy Show After Active Shooter Incident
There was nothing to laugh about on Saturday night when The Office & Killing It star Craig Robinson‘s North Carolina comedy show was evacuated following an active shooter situation. Taking place at the Comedy Zone in Charlotte shortly after 9 pm local time, the initial Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department report had a male subject entering the location while brandishing a firearm. The venue was evacuated prior to the gun being fired, with no reports of injuries, and with the suspect placed into custody. Robinson made his way to the nearby Metro Credit Union Amphitheater and posted a video from the Big Time Rush concert detailing the events as he was aware of them at that time.
“I’m safe. I’m cool. It was wild. I was in the green room, and they’re like, ‘everybody get out.’ It was a moment for sure,” Robinson said in a video posted to Instagram. Here’s a look at the sobering, disturbing video, which wraps when Robinson receives word that a suspect has been detained:
“We are immensely grateful to everyone at Universal Television and Peacock,” co-creators Dan Goor & Dan Tredici said in a statement when the streaming series was renewed. “‘Snake-based economic satire’ isn’t exactly a familiar, beloved genre of television comedy, but they were fully behind the project from the start. We can’t wait to make more!” Now here’s a look back at the official trailer & overview for Robinson’s Peacock series Killing It:
KILLING IT is a comedy about class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream. And also about hunting really big snakes. KILLING IT reunites Craig Robinson with Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor and executive producer Luke Del Tredici. Robinson recurred on NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Jake’s friend and nemesis, Doug Judy (aka the Pontiac Bandit).