TikTok comedian claims he was banned from upmarket beachside bar weeks after posting a video mocking the venue and its clientele
- TikTok comedian said he was banned from bar in Sydney’s eastern suburbs
- Jon-Bernard Kairouz said he was refused entry by security at Coogee Pavilion
- He claimed he was given an explanation and shared bizarre excuse to TikTok
A TikTok comedian claims he has been banned from a popular beachside bar after posting a video mocking the venue.
Jon-Bernard Kairouz, who went viral for predicting NSW‘s daily Covid cases in 2020 and was also found guilty of encouraging people to break pandemic restrictions, took to TikTok late last year to reveal he had been barred from the venue.
The video resurfaced after Kairouz tried to get into Burleigh Heads Pavilion on the Gold Coast at the weekend but was denied entry because he appeared intoxicated.
In the Sydney video, Kairouz claimed he was stopped at the entry to Coogee Pavilion by security guards and informed he would not be allowed to enter the venue.
A TikTok comedian claims he has been banned from a popular beachside bar after posting a video mocking the venue
He said he was given an explanation by the security guards before sharing the bizarre excuse to his followers on TikTok.
‘Saturday night, I’m out on the town. I’m supposed to meet some friends here at the Coogee Pavilion,’ he said.
‘But these lovely Polynesian security guards have informed me that management has banned me from the venue for a recent Coogee video that I posted.’
The video then flashed back to old footage of Kairouz standing outside the Coogee Pavilion when he takes a dig at the venue.
‘Coogee Pavilion, the Coogee Pav, one of the last great venues in Sydney,’ he said.
‘Unfortunately, you won’t be able to get in if you’re Lebanese or any facial hair.’
Kairouz appeared unfazed after he was denied entry to the upmarket bar club.
Jon-Bernard Kairouz had plans to meet up with a group of friends at Coogee Pavilion in Coogee, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, but was denied entry
Daily Mail Australia contacted Merivale and Mr Kairouz for comment
‘I guess management is not a fan of free advertising and I think they’ve proven the joke, because that’s one less Lebo they’re not letting in.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Merivale and Kairouz for comment.
Kairouz is a well-known identity on social media and rose to prominence during the Covid-19 lockdowns when he accurately ‘predicted’ the daily case numbers.
Kairouz became known as ‘the TikTok numbers guy’ after repeatedly revealing the NSW Covid tally hours before then-premier Gladys Berejiklian in 2021.
His sensational five-day streak ended in July when he got the numbers wrong.
It is still unclear how Kairouz managed to accurately predict the Covid case numbers for five days in a row however it’s understood he knew someone within the NSW Health team.
The TikTok comedian was also found guilty in November of encouraging people to breach pandemic restrictions during the Covid lockdown but was spared a conviction.