Craig Robinson, the star of “The Office” and “Hot Tub Time Machine,” was evacuated from the Charlotte, N.C. comedy club where he was scheduled to perform on Saturday night after a man brandished a gun and demanded everyone leave the venue. He later discharged the firearm, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, which reports that there were no injuries and the suspect is in custody. The club was evacuated before the gun was fired, police said.
Robinson shared the experience on social media. “I’m safe,” he said in a video message on Instagram. “I’m cool. It was wild I was in the green room and they’re like ‘everybody get out.’ It was a moment for sure.”
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Robinson posted the video while watching a Big Time Rush concert at the Metro Credit Union Amphitheater, saying that he had been told to go to the nearby theater while police handled the “active shooter” situation.
Robinson’s show at the Comedy Zone was canceled. Police said the incident occurred “shortly after 9 p.m.”
Robinson is best known for playing warehouse foreman Darryl Philbin on the NBC sitcom “The Office.” Other television work includes “The Cleveland Show” and guest appearances on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” He has also appeared in several movies including “Pineapple Express,” “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” “This Is the End,” “An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn,” “Dolemite is My Name” and “Sausage Party.” Robinson was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his work in “Morris from America.” He recently did voice work for the animated film “The Bad Guys.”
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