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(YouTube)   When a comedian is in the middle of a set says that his parents are from Texas, the dumbest thing you can do is yell "WHERE?" (Some not safe for work language)   (youtube.com) divider line 44
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2013-04-06 07:41:14 AM
Took him long enough to answer the damn question.
 
2013-04-06 09:13:01 AM
When you go that far out of your way to make someone else look like an asshole, you become the asshole...
 
2013-04-06 09:22:34 AM

Ianman: When you go that far out of your way to make someone else look like an asshole, you become the asshole...


"ya soun like yer from Austin"

Thems fightin words bhoy!
 
2013-04-06 09:37:11 AM

Ianman: When you go that far out of your way to make someone else look like an asshole, you become the asshole...


are you kidding me?  how a comedian reacts to a heckler is the best part of standup.

"thats the best thing about people from texas. everybody else is a dipshiat"

lulz
 
2013-04-06 09:45:07 AM

thisiszombocom: Ianman: When you go that far out of your way to make someone else look like an asshole, you become the asshole...

are you kidding me?  how a comedian reacts to a heckler is the best part of standup.

"thats the best thing about people from texas. everybody else is a dipshiat"

lulz


I don't know which was funnier, the way he changed his set to really dress the guy down while still entertaining or the guy not getting that he was being dressed down.  The guy didn't even catch that he was given advice on a more appropriate time for his question.

Texas is a big state, thereby you better answer my question now.  Where?  I need to meet your folks, because Texas is a big state.
 
2013-04-06 09:56:42 AM
Rule #1 if you're at a show and there's a COMEDIAN on stage: don't bring attention to yourself unless you're a glutton for punishment.
 
2013-04-06 10:19:39 AM

PacManDreaming: Rule #1 if you're at a show and there's a COMEDIAN on stage: don't bring attention to yourself unless you're a glutton for punishment.


Better yet, if you're at a show and there's a comedian, how about you keep your farking mouth shut? No one paid to listen to your dumbass heckling.
 
2013-04-06 10:27:35 AM
I saw Christopher Titus at a small place like that once and the guy in front was trying to heckle, Titus destroyed him.  It was at least 30 minutes of going after this one guy.  It was the funniest thing I ever saw and the "victim" was laughing as hard as the rest of us.  Heckling is part of the show.
 
2013-04-06 10:43:26 AM
 
2013-04-06 11:11:09 AM
 
2013-04-06 11:22:21 AM
I imagine it was this guy;

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-06 11:22:34 AM

lack of warmth: thisiszombocom: Ianman: When you go that far out of your way to make someone else look like an asshole, you become the asshole...

are you kidding me?  how a comedian reacts to a heckler is the best part of standup.

"thats the best thing about people from texas. everybody else is a dipshiat"

lulz

I don't know which was funnier, the way he changed his set to really dress the guy down while still entertaining or the guy not getting that he was being dressed down.  The guy didn't even catch that he was given advice on a more appropriate time for his question.

Texas is a big state, thereby you better answer my question now.  Where?  I need to meet your folks, because Texas is a big state.


THIS. fark the haters.
 
2013-04-06 12:14:01 PM
Why does anyone decide to become a stand up comedian?  It looks farking hard.  And unless you're really good at it, I can't imagine you make a lot of money doing it.
 
2013-04-06 12:23:09 PM

kudayta: Why does anyone decide to become a stand up comedian?  It looks farking hard.  And unless you're really good at it, I can't imagine you make a lot of money doing it.


As a stand-up comedian I can say this...you don't get into it for the money.  Sure if you make it to superstar level you can make millions, but your average feature rakes in around 36K a year while a good headliner can rake in around 50-60K.  Mind you this is with to TV credits to speak of.

I personally got in to it for fun and to see if I could.  It is a lot of writing and editing and practice on stage.  No one is immediately funny...they've worked hard to get there.
 
2013-04-06 12:35:04 PM

Fallguyx: .they've worked hard to get there.


Well damn right they've (and you've) worked hard to get funny.  I like to think I've got a fairly good sense of humor, but I know full well that I can't make people laugh for 10 minutes straight.  And I've seen comedians do sets of 90 minutes!  90!   What the fark?!

The skill that really impresses me is dealing with hecklers.  The guy in the video did it very well, and I've seen others handle it even better than him.  Again, I like to think I'm quick on the draw with a snarky comment, but guys like Jimmy Carr just seem so much faster.  Is that too a matter of practice, or are you born with that?
 
2013-04-06 12:43:21 PM
 
2013-04-06 12:59:49 PM
bill hicks' explosion back in the day was awesome..
 
2013-04-06 01:03:47 PM

kudayta: Fallguyx: .they've worked hard to get there.

Well damn right they've (and you've) worked hard to get funny.  I like to think I've got a fairly good sense of humor, but I know full well that I can't make people laugh for 10 minutes straight.  And I've seen comedians do sets of 90 minutes!  90!   What the fark?!

The skill that really impresses me is dealing with hecklers.  The guy in the video did it very well, and I've seen others handle it even better than him.  Again, I like to think I'm quick on the draw with a snarky comment, but guys like Jimmy Carr just seem so much faster.  Is that too a matter of practice, or are you born with that?


There's a documentary about it called Hecklers.

It's mostly an hour of Jamie Kennedy being sad that people don't like his comedic genius, though.
 
2013-04-06 01:49:08 PM
 
2013-04-06 01:53:50 PM
Haha that was pretty good.

Couple of good lines in there really made me laugh, and considering at least it looks like he just made it up on the spot, he's pretty quick on his feet.
 
2013-04-06 02:03:49 PM

PacManDreaming: Rule #1 if you're at a show and there's a COMEDIAN on stage: don't bring attention to yourself unless you're a glutton for punishment.


That's usually true, but there are crappy comedians out there. At an old job, the boss brought in a comedian for our annual dinner/meeting thingy. He knew we were in IT, so he opened up with some hoary old computer jokes.

My heckling was ten times funnier than his material. He was a good sport about it, at least.
 
2013-04-06 02:04:48 PM
Bill Burr Destroys the whole crowd in Philly

Link
 
2013-04-06 02:07:43 PM

Fallguyx: No one is immediately funny...they've worked hard to get there.


It's sad that you can't really do it as a hobby. I'd love to take a turn at it, but I'd never want to commit to something like that. I'd be awful.
 
2013-04-06 02:15:21 PM

Wise_Guy: Bill Burr takes on the entire crowd in Philly.


no one was really heckling. that was just his act.

"i got a computer recently!"
lol
 
2013-04-06 02:21:14 PM

thisiszombocom: Wise_Guy: Bill Burr takes on the entire crowd in Philly.

no one was really heckling. that was just his act.

"i got a computer recently!"
lol


Burr was pissed that the crowed booed Dom Irrera, a Philly native who had just gotten off the stage.

That wasn't his intended routine.
 
2013-04-06 02:32:50 PM

t3knomanser:
It's sad that you can't really do it as a hobby. I'd love to take a turn at it, but I'd never want to commit to something like that. I'd be awful.


If you have a comedy club in your area, see if they have a mid-week pro-am, or amateur night.
You don't have to perform. Sit in and get a feel for things.
Then maybe work up 5 minutes of original material, and sign up some night.
Everybody has to start somewhere.
 
2013-04-06 02:44:10 PM

PacificaFitz: I saw Christopher Titus at a small place like that once and the guy in front was trying to heckle, Titus destroyed him.  It was at least 30 minutes of going after this one guy.  It was the funniest thing I ever saw and the "victim" was laughing as hard as the rest of us.  Heckling is part of the show.


Heckling is only part of the show because there is always one douchebag who thinks he's part of the entertainment. Sit the fark down, shut the fark up, and let the comedian do his job. You're not funny and no one wants to hear your contribution to the act.
 
2013-04-06 02:47:13 PM

Wise_Guy: thisiszombocom: Wise_Guy: Bill Burr takes on the entire crowd in Philly.

no one was really heckling. that was just his act.

"i got a computer recently!"
lol

Burr was pissed that the crowed booed Dom Irrera, a Philly native who had just gotten off the stage.

That wasn't his intended routine.


This. I farking love Bill Burr.
 
2013-04-06 03:03:09 PM

Wise_Guy: Bill Burr takes on the entire crowd in Philly.


That was awesome
 
2013-04-06 03:51:30 PM

jrshull: Bill Hicks vs Chicago Heckler


Came to post that. The stuff of legends right there. He just goes so far with it...it's funny (if you're a borderline sociopath like me) but goddamn does he ever NOT handle that with tact....and that makes it even better.
 
2013-04-06 04:04:13 PM
big respect to people who have the balls and confidence to get on stage. i've known too many very skilled musicians who turn white just talking about being up in front of people. all that work, all that practice and they'll never know the joy of applause or a happy patron buying them a beer.
 
2013-04-06 04:21:08 PM

CavalierEternal: Not a comedian, but solid handling of a drunken asshole from a show in Cleveland last month.


I know it's not original, but the bass player in my old, shiatty bar band back in the 90s:
Drunk in the crowd: Freebird!
Bass player extends middle finger and says matter of factly, "There you go".
He elevated that pat response to an art form.
 
2013-04-06 04:38:48 PM

Wise_Guy: Bill Burr takes on the entire crowd in Philly.


This is legendary.
 
2013-04-06 05:07:04 PM

t3knomanser: PacManDreaming: Rule #1 if you're at a show and there's a COMEDIAN on stage: don't bring attention to yourself unless you're a glutton for punishment.

That's usually true, but there are crappy comedians out there. At an old job, the boss brought in a comedian for our annual dinner/meeting thingy. He knew we were in IT, so he opened up with some hoary old computer jokes.

My heckling was ten times funnier than his material. He was a good sport about it, at least.


Yeah, I'm SURE everyone who was there that night agrees.

Just like any other type of performer, there are good ones and there are bad ones. If they're bad, just let them finish their gig, give them a subdued clap when they're over and let them go on their way. A comedian knows when he's having a bad night - no need to rub salt in the wound. The only people who heckle are low-class jerks, usually drunk and never funny. I've never tried stand up comedy, but it looks quite difficult. No need to be a dick to someone who's trying.
 
2013-04-06 05:12:42 PM

Angry Buddha: Wise_Guy: Bill Burr takes on the entire crowd in Philly.

This is legendary.


I've always liked Bill Burr.  Now I farkin' love him.

/I got 11 minutes left you farking assholes!
 
2013-04-06 08:03:15 PM

PacificaFitz: I saw Christopher Titus at a small place like that once and the guy in front was trying to heckle, Titus destroyed him.  It was at least 30 minutes of going after this one guy.  It was the funniest thing I ever saw and the "victim" was laughing as hard as the rest of us.   Heckling is part of the show.


By no means is that an invitation to heckle anyone on stage.  Just enjoy when some idiot does it.  Do not be that idiot.
 
2013-04-06 08:03:23 PM

baufan2005: Bill Burr Destroys the whole crowd in Philly

Link


Goddamn that was great!


/and took some balls
 
2013-04-06 10:37:17 PM

baufan2005: Bill Burr Destroys the whole crowd in Philly

Link


Just saw this for the first time a couple weeks ago.  Came in to make sure it was mentioned.  Thanks for taking care of that!
 
2013-04-07 12:52:16 AM
I wonder if he was going to be funny before his act got derailed by a single word...
 
2013-04-07 03:46:19 AM

Fallguyx: your average feature rakes in around 36K a year


That is like three times more than I thought non-super-famous comedians ever made.  Jesus, that's as much as I made last year working at a farking law firm.
 
2013-04-07 09:53:43 AM
Horrible misuse of the AMUSING tab.
 
2013-04-07 12:15:05 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: there is always one douchebag who thinks he's part of the entertainment.



Absolutely.  It's not a conversation you farking retard.  You're not the only one in the room, the guy on stage is not talking to YOU personally.

I saw Jackie Martling once a long time ago, there was one stupid lunkhead off to the side of the stage who kept laughing and saying 'ohh Jackie, ha ha ha Jackie you're awesome haha' and talking to his friends around him.  Jackie finally stopped and tore into the guy, he shut up after that.
 
2013-04-07 01:13:08 PM

t3knomanser: My heckling was ten times funnier than his material.


Sure it was.
 
2013-04-08 08:13:40 AM
 
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