Seattle comedy fans were horrified Monday when an open mic performance turned grisly. Local comic Dylan Avila was struck in the head with an aluminum baseball bat by a man reportedly barred from doing a stand-up routine.
According to the Seattle Times, the attacker previously performed at the open mic, which Avila hosts. After a recent lewd routine, the man was told he couldn’t come back. As Avila introduced Monday’s lineup, the man assaulted him on stage.
Avila suffered a double cranial fracture and is recovering. A GoFundMe campaign has been started to help with Avila’s medical costs as news of the attack spreads.
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