Comedian Writes Glorious Letter to Landlord Who Tried to Evict Him
A comedian's landlord tried to evict him in the midst of the pandemic and you have to see his response.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many Americans out of a job, with a new Department of Labor report saying a record 6.6 million U.S. workers have filed for unemployment. In mid-March, many states and cities began issuing a temporary freeze on evictions until the crisis has passed. But if your landlord hasn't gotten the memo and tries to kick you out, you can draw inspiration from the epic letter that comedian Jesse Case wrote to his landlord when they tried to evict him.
On Mar. 31, Case tweeted that his landlord had threatened to evict him with a "pre-emptive weird threat" that said he was now on a month-to-month lease. Luckily, Case's "check was already in the mail and evictions are suspended anyway," so he decided to craft an email response that went "full Karen." And boy, did he deliver. (Warning: The below letter contains profanity.)
In the email, Case told his landlord that he appreciates their "concern for the well-being of the rent checks in this trying time" and that his check should arrive before the Apr. 5 deadline. He added that it's "well sealed given the amount of licking" he did on the envelope.
He also cordially informed his landlord that "should further tenants be receiving similar messages," it was worth remembering that "evictions have been suspended across the county" and that "attempts to evict will be met with litigation."
Case then proceeded to announce his 60-day notice, adding that he's sure it would be "no problem" to fill a $1,425 unit that's "less than 100 yards from a Vanderbilt COVID-19 field hospital." He added that he hoped he'd be able to pay next month's rent given that "it's expensive keeping up inherited properties," and, should there be any complaints of weird smells coming from his place in the next month, it's likely to be from solder flux, as he'll be making 117-120v converters for ventilators.
In true Karen form, he ended the email with, "Be well."
People on Twitter were in awe of Case's master class in shade.
Note the subtleties of the art form, such as simply repeating the landlord's typos.
Even Karens themselves approved of Case's work.
And it looks like the letter to the landlord worked. She totally backed down.