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Comedians and Hecklers

Postby Ryan » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:54 pm

I posted the video of Bill Hicks in the Art Associations topic and under the YouTube search results there was a video which shows Bill Hicks dealing with a heckler. A heckler is someone in the crowd that is interrupting the show... usually verbally. Now, I can understand the frustration... it's their show, people generally paid money to see their act, and it is rather disrespectful to say the least. However! I generally like to see how comedians handle hecklers. I think it says quite a bit about their character.

I'm not going to post any actual video but I'll post some links to some of the more famous comedians and their responses...

Bill Hicks
George Carlin
Martin Lawrence

Through the process of trying to find more videos, I am wondering if the reaction from the comedian might have to do with their popularity. Meaning, is it possible that the more famous the comedian the worse and worse their reactions?

Here are some more decent reactions...
Jimmy Carr
Jason John Whitehead
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Re: Comedians and Hecklers

Postby mirjana » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:45 am

Wow, this is interesting. =0( In the movie "How to steal a million", Peter O'Tool said:
“Let's watch usual human reactions..."
I am quite surprised. Comedians are people well known for witty spirit and fast, but witty reactions that should be, or at least I thought like that, on the level of their art.
I must admit that I was very surprised to see somebody who is saving The Earth or talking about Religion ( what I admired very much), to be much under the level, not only of his art, but to drop under the level of the hecklers with all his “witty” aggressive anger which is everything else except humor. =0(
I am very confused… and sad. To me, this is not funny.
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Re: Comedians and Hecklers

Postby Ryan » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:55 pm

Well, it just goes to show how emotion can cloud an issue and make fools of people, doesn't it?
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Re: Comedians and Hecklers

Postby mirjana » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:17 pm

Ryan wrote:Well, it just goes to show how emotion can cloud an issue and make fools of people, doesn't it?


Very well said Ryan. Try to make this thought into the quote. It is very good one. And wise one.
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Re: Comedians and Hecklers

Postby Ryan » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:21 pm

Thank you for the suggestion but it's not really my cup of tea. I have never been out for recognition or popularity and don't really look for being quoted.
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