Nashville comedian Joshua Black (real name: Joshua Lipscomb) has joined the ranks of Mike Lindell and Donald Trump by having his account (@SirJoshuaBlack) suspended by Twitter. Twitter is the latest entity to suspend Black for his behavior on social media, as his employer, the Nashville Fire Department, has suspended and reprimanded him multiple times for his conduct. Twitter has not yet disclosed if the current suspension, which Black received after photoshopping a confederate flag into the photo of a Nashville reporter and passing it off as authentic to support his claim of racism, is temporary or permanent.
23-year-old Grayson Taylor was kicked out of Zanies Comedy Club after he says he drank a half-bottle of wine and a few additional drinks. Club staff report he was restrained by security after he began screaming racial slurs and causing a disturbance to other patrons. Police arrived to help escort him from the property, and while waiting for an Uber he took off his shirt and became more violent and threatening. He refused to get into the Uber when it arrived, and then threatened officers. After they told him he would be placed under arrest, he requested a supervisor respond to the scene.
While waiting on a supervisor to arrive, Taylor called 911 several more times to demand other officers respond, he then walked to another business where he also became a disturbance. They then warned him a few more times to “remain calm” which he refused to do. At some point they took eventually him into custody, charging him with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
The Nashville Fire Department has a Joshua Black problem. Firefighter Joshua Lipscomb, who moonlights as a local alcoholic comedian using the moniker ‘Sir Joshua Black’, has received poor reviews for his “professional conduct” on medical runs and was recently suspended for 8 days after some social media antics with a local business owner. Despite those woes, ‘Joshua Black’ now faces yet another complaint against him as he volleys accusations of racism towards any journalist he disagrees with, including Jason Steen and Meghan Mangrum.