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Jim Breuer Criticized for Joking About Damar Hamlin at ‘ReAwaken America Tour’ Hosted at Greg Locke’s Church

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“Saturday Night Live” alum Jim Breuer is taking heat for his comedy routine during a ReAwaken America Tour event that took place this past weekend at Greg Locke‘s church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

Breuer was introduced by country music superstar John Rich (Lonestar, Big & Rich) as one of the “bravest guys in all of entertainment, because he decided he was through with the industry. He was going to say what he wanted to say and do it his way and be an American, and they could just deal with it.”

Rich told the crowed tent at Global Vision Bible Church that Breuer continues to get “bigger and bigger” because of that decision. Rich further called the former “Saturday Night Live” comedian a “patriot and a God-fearing man.”

During his routine, which lasted about 25 minutes, Breuer mocked people who have been vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, as well as 24-year-old NFL player Damar Hamlin, who suffered a cardiac arrest on the playing field on Jan. 2 after being hit in the chest during a game.

“My in-laws are like ‘We got to get our flu shot, then a booster, then another booster.’ Then I say, ‘Well people are starting to die,'” Breuer said. Switching to a mocking tone, Breuer continued, “‘Where’d you’d hear that?!! What are you, one of those conspiracy theorists? What are you a cult member? Extremist? One of them?’”

Letting out a laugh, Breuer said, “Here in the NFL,” before falling to the floor in an attempt to reenact Hamlin’s medical crisis on the field.

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The comedian then arose to his feet amid roaring applause and laughter and said, “Crazy conspiracy theorists.”

“Did you see the poor lady on the news in Canada,” Breuer continued, referring to the 22-year old Canadian news reporter Jessica Robb. The comedian then starting mocking Robb, shaking before collapsing. Like Hamlin, Robb shared in a statement that her on-air collapse was not a result of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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In addition to mocking the COVID-19 pandemic, which by some estimates has claimed the lives of over 1.1 million Americans, Breuer took shots at Mark Zuckerburg, Anthony Fauci, people who still wear masks, the World Economic Forum, George Soros, Albert Bourla, and even the fact organizers were holding the event inside a tent in the rural location of Global Vision Bible Church.

“Look at us hanging in a tent on a cold day. This is how bad we want to get things straightened out,” Breuer said, “because, first of all, if you’ve never been here, this ain’t the easiest place to get to. I was convinced I was gonna get whacked today. My Waze was like, ‘Go up some dirt road.’ I saw people five miles away from Walmart just walking around with American flags.”

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Breuer closed his act by saying, “When I finally said, ‘I got God behind my back and I don’t know how long my journey is,’ … when I said no to it all and I said that’s my only ruler [pointing up to God] and that’s the only direction, look what it’s put together.”

“Don’t stop believing in yourself. Use God. Not the experts. Not the politicians. Not anyone that pretends they’re higher than God and your family,” Breuer concluded.

It’s unknown whether Breuer would consider himself a born-again Christian, but he speaks often about following God in his ReAwaken America Tour routines.

For example, Breuer credits his wife’s faith for the fact that they have been married for 29 years.

“So one of the reasons my wife and I are going to be married so long is because she found Jesus. I’m being dead honest—saved our marriage,” Beurer shared at one of the events.