Comedian in Hot Water After Kangaroo Stunt

Things got out of hand, Mike Epps says
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2017 4:54 PM CDT

Not a good idea: bringing a kangaroo onstage for your comedy show and manhandling it. Mike Epps danced around onstage with a kangaroo during a show Friday night in Detroit; video of the incident shows another man on stage picking the animal up and carrying it around, the AP reports, and the Los Angeles Times says the kangaroo appeared "uncomfortable." An outcry ensued, leading Epps to apologize on his Instagram account Sunday night. He said the stunt got out of hand and that he will donate money to a foundation that helps kangaroos by way of apology. He tells TMZ the animal was supposed to just run across the stage at the end of his show to get a laugh, but things didn't go according to plan. The gossip site says the USDA is investigating the incident. (More kangaroo stories.)

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