“This difficult decision was made due to the rising number of Covid cases,” Oswalt said. “And also because I have an ego but my ego is not big enough to think that people should die to hear my stupid comedy.”
The other dates on Oswalt’s tour are still planned. CNN reached out to representatives for Oswalt for further comment, but did not receive a response.
“However, outside rentals (like Live Nation) may make their own safety protocols. Unfortunately, Oswalt’s team had already made the decision to cancel the January show prior to this clarification, but we’re looking forward to rescheduling with him in the future,” the spokesperson said in a statement.