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Jon Stewart aids goats found on subway tracks
NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart has helped make a home for two goats found roaming along the subway tracks in New York City.
A train operator on Monday alerted headquarters about “two very baaaaad boys” along the N Line in Brooklyn. It wasn’t clear where the goats came from.
Police arrived on the scene, tranquilized the male goats, and took them to an animal shelter. The shelter contacted Farm Sanctuary.
That’s when Stewart stepped in to help. In a video , Stewart is shown helping load the goats into a trailer to Farm Sanctuary. The comedian and his wife often assist transporting animals found in the city to the shelter in Watkins Glen, New York.
They have partnered with the organization to open a farm and education center in New Jersey.
Comedian apologizes to outraged students
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Comedian Andy Gross is apologizing after a performance at Indiana’s Purdue University angered some students and led school officials to call parts of his act “inappropriate.”
A representative for Los Angeles-based comedian and ventriloquist says Gross is “profoundly sorry” and regrets causing any offense or discomfort. Spokeswoman Rebecca Kaufman says Gross will no longer perform on college campuses.
Some walked out of his Saturday performance and accused Gross of harassing a female student he called on stage to assist with his routine. They say he made a crude reference to his own genitalia and requested that the student touch his leg, among other comments they found distasteful.
School officials say accounts differ as to what exactly happened, but that parts of the performance were contrary to the university’s values.
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