Fresh off his stellar performance last night at Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber, Hannibal Buress released a video wherein he artfully and hilariously shuts down a heckler during his March 26 show at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. It seems there was an audience member who just couldn’t hold back from screaming throughout Buress’ performance.
“I don’t know who that is but they have to go. I’m tired of you. Stop yelling!” Buress begins. “Why can’t you hold your liquor. Actually, I want to give you the excuse of being drunk and not just being a shitty, obnoxious person. I hope you’re drunk. Because I’ve done shit when I was drunk [but] not interrupt a show that eleven hundred other people are watching.”
While engaging the heckler, Buress somehow remains cool and collected even while keeping it light-hearted for the rest of the crowd. He even admits he finds the psychology behind hecklers fascinating as in, “I want to pay money to see you but also I’ll try to undermine you at any moment.”
But the Broad City star, Eric Andre Show sidekick and star of his own Comedy Central specials wasn’t done. “You are a social terrorist,” Buress tells the heckler, laughing. “You have a bigger need for attention than I do. At least I worked at it and got on television. You’re just [in] the darkness and shit.”
Check out the full exchange below.