At the Republican Leadership Conference on Saturday, Reggie Brown, a comedian and President Obama impersonator, told a gay joke about Barney Frank and made multiple racial cracks, but when his material took aim at Republican presidential candidates, his microphone was turned off and he was escorted from the stage, reports The Washington Post.
After entering the stage to Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A.," Brown made numerous off-color jokes about Obama's biracial heritage and one at the expense of gay congressman Frank. Of Tim Pawlenty's decision not to criticize Mitt Romney at Monday's debate, Brown offered, "[CNN's] John King served him up a ball softer than Barney Frank's backside."
The crowd turned on Brown and began booing after he took shots at Romney. After he started to go into a joke about Michele Bachmann, the sound on Brown's mike was turned off and he was removed from the stage by RLC president and CEO Charlie Davis.
"I pulled him off the stage," Davis said later. "I just thought he had gone too far. He was funny the first 10 or 15 minutes, but it was inappropriate, it was getting ridiculous. We've had a great event. Probably the only problem we've had was the impersonator."