Sweeney told police he was talking to friends between shows when a woman threw a glass of beer at him.
Police arrested Erica F. Porzio, 24, of Revere, who they charged not only with assaulting Sweeney, but also the club’s owner, Steven Castraberti, who suffered a broken finger when he said he tried to restrain her.
Sweeney said he was approached by Porzio who told him she was offended by a comment he made concerning her sexuality during the show.
Porzio’s father said Sweeney made derogatory remarks about her off stage, not during his comedy routine.
Alas, as the Shecky folks point out, even America not quite what it used to be:
It’s even more astonishing that anyone would tangle with a Boston comic!
If she had done that in the 80s, she’d be in a full body cast right now.
But she might have been too high to care:
(Not that there wasn’t that too – onstage, Solomita noted how difficult it was for comics to get health coverage because many insurance companies “consider being a Boston comic during the 1980s a ‘pre-existing condition.’”)