• Opinion: Heckler videos are bad for comedy and here’s why

    Hecklers are one of the worst parts of the comedy club experience. It sucks for the comedian on stage and it ruins the show for most everyone in the crowd. There’s hardly a dispute about that. However, there are mixed feelings in the comedy community about the popularity of these ‘heckler takedown’ videos. Some say their popularity exposes more people to stand-up, which is good for comedians everywhere. Others argue

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    Opinion: In defense of heckler videos

    Hecklers are one of the worst parts of the comedy club experience. It sucks for the comedian on stage and it ruins the show for most everyone in the crowd. There’s hardly a dispute about that. However, there are mixed feelings in the comedy community about the popularity of these ‘heckler takedown’ videos. Some say their popularity exposes more people to stand-up, which is good for comedians everywhere. Others argue

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    Hannibal Buress calls heckler ‘social terrorist’ (Video)

    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

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    Comedian Butch Escobar destroys heckler in Chico, California: ‘This planet isn’t for you’ (Video)

    When a comedian destroys a heckler, an angel gets its wings— or something like that. More accurately, when a comedian destroys a heckler we here at Laughspin laugh our asses off because, well, justice. In our latest installment of “Hey, let’s post videos of hecklers getting what they deserve,” allow us to submit this tasty piece of video footage. Here, you’ll find comedian Butch Escobar onstage as part of the

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    Comedian gets kneed in the groin on stage by professional wrestler (Video)

    I’ve seen a lot of comedian-vs-heckler situations both in person and online. But this is certainly a new spin. While he was headlining a show on Jan. 18 at Hampton’s Vaudeville Café in Chattanooga, TN comedian Grant Lyon was kneed in the groin by a professional wrestler. By the way, professional wrestling is sometimes believed to have descended from Vaudevillian theaters…so maybe this was destiny? Anyway, the wrestler in question

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    How to become the best heckler possible (Video)

    Comedian J-L Cauvin’s been killing it lately with a steady stream of Web shorts, including this one, wherein he imagines former NFL players Tim Tebow and Aaron Hernandez starring in a CBS sitcom. Today, however, we have something a bit more educational. In the video below, Cauvin teaches us how to become a great comedy club heckler. You’ll learn when to heckle, what to say during your heckle, non-traditional heckles

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    Comedian John Moses confronts drunk heckler whose mother just died (Video)

    Every last Friday of every month at the Fireside Theater in Newport, RI, a hundred or so people gather to revel in quality comedy at the Wasted Talent comedy show, a stand-up showcase featuring about five or six solid comedians. It should also be noted that this is a BYOB show. It sounds amazing, actually. However, packing up your unlimited amount of booze and parking yourself in the front row

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    Comedian deals with the world’s most supportive heckler (Video)

    Not all hecklers are mean. Some are downright supportive. Want to see what we mean? Check out this video of comedian Sean Donnelly performing at Bar Matchless in Brooklyn. Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the latest comedy news, audio clips and more! Listen to the most recent episode below!

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    Heckler asks comedian Darren Frost about his cancer, comedian destroys heckler (Video)

    Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post, in which we relate the story of a heckler who ended his night with a wrought iron fence inside of his body, comes this delectable, exquisite and wholly satisfying interaction between one amazingly moronic audience member and one amazingly seasoned stand-up comedian: Darren Frost. The Canadian comic known for his painfully honest act – he’s put out three DVDS and is also a

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    Comedy show heckler falls on fence, ends up bloody mess (Photos)

    Guest post by Graham VanBach. Most people don’t know that Tucson, Arizona has a fun little comedy scene full of a bunch of local guys that love comedy as much as those that sit around the “Cellars” and the “Factories” on the coasts. We only have two consistent open mics– one at a comedy club that couldn’t care less about growing the local comedians or helping to develop a good

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    Joan Rivers wins legal battle stemming from heckler incident (Video)

    Here’s a lesson: If you’re going to attempt to sue Joan Rivers, you better do some research first. Or, at least look up your state’s definition of “privacy.” It turns out Ann Bogie, who filed a lawsuit based on invasion of privacy and misappropriation of image claims, against Rivers and a camera crew, had no leg to stand on. A federal appeals court this week ruled that Rivers engaged in

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    Eddie Griffin dumps water on heckler after getting drink thrown on him (Video)

    Just one night after a drunken heckler assaulted comedian Tammy Pescatelli by throwing her drink at the comedian’s head while onstage at the Comedy Zone in Jacksonville, Fla, another heckler did the same– this time at Tommy T’s comedy club in Pleasanton, CA. The target: comedian Eddie Griffin. Unlike Pescatelli, who chose not to retaliate physically, Griffin decided to dump a bottle of water on the female audience member. Naturally,

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    Dave Chappelle has yet another show ruined by hecklers

    Dave Chappelle performed a set at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, but despite the show having sold out in a matter of minutes, a large portion of the audience did not greet Chappelle too warmly. You may remember last year when Chappelle brought a show in Miami to a hault after being heckled and videotaped. Chappelle was criticized by some for letting the audience derail the show

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    Watch a comedian get heckled by 6 year old girl

    New York City comedian Thomas J. Kelly performed at the Ha! Comedy Club in Times Square on Saturday night. In an effort to draw more folks to the club, this venue allows families to bring their young ones to shows. Wow. Also, dear lord. In this clip, Kelly starts to hit on an attractive mom, who has brought her 6-year-old daughter to the show. The young lady does not take

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    Comedians Vs. Hecklers: Laughspin’s six favorite takedowns

    I think it’s safe to say that all most comedians ever want to do is tell jokes and make people laugh. But all too often, some wise-ass decides that he or she wants to get involved and steal the spotlight. We call these miserable low lives that needed more hugs growing up hecklers. And when a heckler decides to act up and interrupt the show, many a comedian decide to

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