David Spade takes to the stage days after Kate Spade’s death, says he hopes recent events will give him a free pass

by Asfa Shakeel

Just days after Kate Spade’s death, brother-in-law David Spade headed back to the stage at the Brea Improv Comedy Club in southern California on Friday evening.

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David Spade took the stage days after the passing of his sister in law. (Image source: Instagram/David Spade)

David Spade

He performed in California on Friday and Saturday. (Image source: Instagram/David Spade)

After taking the stage, David said, “Thank you for coming, it was a rough week, but I didn’t want to cancel and I appreciate you all coming out here. And, if my jokes don’t work then I get sort of a free pass.”

His set was well-received and his mood became cheerier as the night progressed. He performed at the club again on Saturday..

David Spade

Kate Spade was found dead of an apparent suicide in her apartment on 5 June. (Image source: Instagram/MotherUntitled)

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On the stage, David addressed the suicide but said he was going to push forwards anyway. (Image source: Instagram/David Spade)

David Spade

Spade also gave Kate a tribute on his Twitter by posting a picture of them at his book signing. (Image source: Instagram/David Spade)

David took to social media to post tributes to his sister-in-law. He posted a picture of the both of them on Instagram during Christmas, captioning it, “Fuzzy picture but i love it. Kate and I during Christmas family photos. We had so much fun that day. She was so sharp and quick on her feet. She could make me laugh so hard. I still cant believe it. Its a rough world out there people, try to hang on.

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David shared this picture of himself and Kate as a tribute to the late designer. (Image source: Instagram/David Spade)

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He warned people to hang on in this rough world. (Image source: Instagram/David Spade)

He also posted a sweet message on Twitter alongside a picture of him and Kate at a book-signing of his. He wrote, “Katy at my book signing. I love this pic of her. So pretty. I dont think everyone knew how fucking funny she was… Its a rough world out there people. Try to hang on.

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Image source: Twitter/David Spade

After his appearances in California, Spade is also due to perform four dates at the Terry Fator Theatre at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.



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