Rob Schneider booed off stage for 'offensive' jokes days before New Zealand gig

Rob Schneider has been booed off stage.
Rob Schneider has been booed off stage. Photo credit: Getty Images

Former Saturday Night Live comedian Rob Schneider was "removed" from the stage at a Canadian fundraising event just days before he is set to perform in New Zealand.

The Adam Sandler collaborator was at a fundraiser for Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HORF) in Regina in Canada on Saturday when he was booed off stage and asked to leave.

Social media comments said he had been doing anti-trans material when the crowd turned against him.

Many said they had walked out during the show, forcing organisers to remove him from the stage and issue an apology after the sold-out charity event had concluded.

HORF said afterwards that Schneider's material "did not align with their values".

He was asked to leave the event, and is said to have freely done so.

"While we recognise that in a free and democratic society individuals are entitled to their views and opinions and that comedy is intended to be edgy, the content, positions and opinions expressed during Mr Schneider's set do not align with the values of our Foundation and team."

"To the people of this city who got up and walked out of the Rob Schneider event on the weekend because of his anti-trans material (DURING PRIDE!), thank you for setting such a high bar for yourself and your community. We need more people just like you," one person tweeted.

Schneider has made no comment about the incident.

The Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo star is due to perform at Auckland's SkyCity Theatre on Saturday, June 15 and the show only has a handful of tickets left on sale.