Monday, December 2, 2019

The PPS in Action: Comedian Asks Fans to Sign $1 Million Non-Disclosure Agreement Before Comedy Show

Pete Davidson
This is just awesome.

Variety reports:
Whatever you do, never tweet at a Pete Davidson comedy show. The “Saturday Night Live” cast member has recently been doling out non-disclosure agreements before each of his recent comedy shows.

Most recently, fans attending Davidson’s standup at the Sydney Goldstein Theater were asked to sign a lengthy contract that forbade them from tweeting or instagramming any opinions about the performance.

One attendee, Stacy Young, originally discovered by Consequence of Sound, posted the alleged NDA on her Facebook. It stated: “the individual shall not give any interviews, offer any opinions or critiques, or otherwise participate by any means or in any form whatsoever (including but not limited to blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or any other social networking or other websites whether now existing or hereafter created).”...

The fine for breaking said NDA was a whopping $1 million. “In the event of breach of this agreement, individual shall pay company, upon demand, as liquidated damages, the sum of one million dollars, plus any out of pocket expense.”.. 
Sources confirmed to Variety that Davidson’s NDA would again be handed out on Saturday prior to his show at Chicago’s Vic Theatre.
I am not sure what goal Davidson has in mind by banning comments about his shows but this is pure Private Property Society exchange in action. The owner (in this case, Davidson the sub-owner/ lessee) sets the conditions on his property under which people can watch his show and the penalty for failing to abide by the agreement.


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