Monday, April 10, 2006

Booing and Hissing are Not Part of the Show

How to Handle a Heckler, the polite way:

George Carlin in action
Bill Hicks' turn

I like Carlin's better, but they're both pretty faaantastic. "If you got a kid, I hope your fuckin' kid dies in a carfire. How do you like that, you stupid cocksucker?" Just perfect.


At 11:41 AM, Blogger Russell Kahn said...

Whoa, that's some heavy stuff right there. But you gotta give credit for comedians who can shut down an asshole.

In my lone attempt at stand-up, I was heckled by Asian fellow comedian, who apparently didn't like the idea of an amateur sharing the stage with him. He had a bit about loving white women but that only Asian girls date white men--never that Asian men date white women.

He totally interrupted me in mid-thought, and the place got silent for a second, waiting for a response from the guy with a mic (me). I pointed to two of my friends (lovely ladies) in the audience and said, "You can say what you want, but I get to go home with two Caucasian ladies tonight."

The biggest laugh of the night. I retired from stand-up after that.

At 12:02 PM, Blogger Matty Mac said...

Here's Dane Cook's response to a heckler. Not as graphic and/or vocal as Hicks or Carlin, but pretty funny nonetheless.

At 12:15 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Ha, excellent work, Rusty...I think I'd go way too overboard and make a "blinded by dental floss" joke or something. When I feel challenged, I immediately go for race.


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