Hollywood actor-comedian Craig Robinson was recently evacuated from a North Carolina comedy club after a gunman opened fire at the venue. That situation was serious that the event was canceled however there are no casualties reported, with the comedian shared his experience in a video he shared on the social media platform.

Hollywood actor-comedian Craig Robinson
Hollywood actor-comedian Craig Robinson

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The 50-year-old actor-comedian is popularly known for portraying his roles as Darryl Philbin on the sitcom The Office, and Doug “the Pontiac Bandit” Judy on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. This year, he came back with Killing It, which was renewed for a second season in June 2022.

Craig Robinson Evacuated From The Comedy Club Event

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson in the ‘Killing It’ series

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The Office star was ready to perform at the North Carolina comedy club when a man entered the premises around 9 p.m. local time and brandished a gun. The venue was immediately evacuated after the alleged gunman discharged his weapon. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, “there were no injuries and the suspect was taken into custody.”

Robinson shared a video on Instagram showing his gratitude to the venue and local authorities for their quick action. He shared, “Thank you, everyone, for your outpouring of support and well wishes,” adding, “Hopefully he gets the help he needs.”

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He gave a further insight on the situation, sharing, “It’s cool. We cool. It was just wild. I was in a green room and they [were] like, ‘Everybody get out,’” he said later in the video. “It was a moment for sure.”

Fans Reacting To Craig Robinson’s Comedy Club Event Open Shoot Escape

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson further gave an insight into the incident through his Instagram post

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In the same post, he explained that he was instructed by police to relocate to a nearby theater while authorities were handling the situation. He was sent to the Metro Credit Union Amphitheater where American Pop band Big Time Rush(consisting of Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Logan Henderson, and Carlos PenaVega) was performing a concert.

Fans were relieved that everyone there was safe as the open fire could have harmed people but thanks to the authorities’ quick action, everyone was safe.

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Check out the tweets below.


According to the reports, The Comedy Zone had canceled both of Robinson’s planned events. While they are grateful that their staff took quick action and evacuated everyone from the scene.

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