Who is Lewis Spears? Comedian learns of Prince Philip’s death while cracking joke on him: 'Think I cursed him'
'Has the royal family lost touch with the commoners? Yes! What gave it away, was it the crown? Was it the cape, the throne, or was it when they invented the term commoners?'
In a bizarre incident, a stand-up comedian learned about Prince Philip’s death moments after stating he is “3,000 years old”. The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday, April 9, at the age of 99. His health was deteriorating for the past few weeks.
Lewis Spears, an Australian comedian, was entertaining his audience by making fun of the royals when he got to know about the death of the Queen's husband. Spears had begun his set by saying, “The royals are in the news ... the royal family, the royal controversy. Oh can you believe that the royals are bad people? Yes! They live in castles. Of course they’re not very nice — have you guys not seen Shrek? I saw one headline that was like: Has the royal family lost touch with the commoners? Yes! What gave it away, was it the crown? Was it the cape, the throne, or was it when they invented the term commoners?”
He continued: “Oh Meghan Markle says the royal family is racist ... also yes! Have you guys seen Prince Philip? That c**t is 3,000 years old, I’m pretty sure he invented racism.” At that point, someone in the audience told him, “he died tonight” while another one gave him a phone to check the news himself. “What?” Spears said, shocked, as he went on to read the royal family’s announcement on Philip’s death.
The royal family said in a statement, “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
But Spears was not in a mood to be sad as he stated, “I have to say... I’ve been overdue. Are we sure he died today? I reckon he died 10 years ago and they wheel him out attached to strings at special events.” He later took to his Twitter also to write, “Prince Phillip died DURING my show tonight. Clip coming soon.”
Prince Phillip died DURING my show tonight.— Lewis Spears (@LewSpears) April 9, 2021
Clip coming soon
Spears uploaded the video of his Friday show on his YouTube channel, where he noted, “I think I cursed him. Sorry guys.” The video has been viewed more than 600,000 times with people commenting things like, “Lewis roasted him so hard that he died of embarrassment before the joke was even told,” “Cant believe a corpse died and then Lewis managed to murder him again,” and "He delivered the jokes even after he found out he was dead amazing just amazing.”
Several people also took to Twitter to comment on Spears as one user tweeted, “I guess you could say your show was dead funny.” Another one said, “The timing for this was unbelievably perfect. I can never take his death seriously now.” “when your jokes are literally to die for,” a person added.
I guess you could say your show was dead funny.— Poopie Rick (5'1" IQ of 67) (@xXPoopieRickXx) April 9, 2021
The timing for this was unbelievably perfect. I can never take his death seriously now.— Allannah (@JustAPersonaFan) April 9, 2021
when your jokes are literally to die for— Seagull Australis (@MeatySeagull) April 9, 2021
Who is Lewis Spears?
According to his website, Spears “is infamous for his confident, dark and dangerous material.” The site also added: “His live shows have been campaigned against by media professionals and earned him thousands of Death Threats from the easily offended. Luckily, they’ve also earned him thousands of ticket sales.”
Spears is very active on Instagram also since the recent post from him shows him holding a “Death Note”. The caption read, “My jokes might be cursed. Who’s next? Tix are going crazy and it’s my final week. If you wanna see the show you better get yours NOW!” On Instagram, he is followed by 65,000 people and on Twitter by more than 29,000.