• 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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    Comedian apologizes for heckling other comedians at an open mic (Video)

    On Tuesday, we posted a video of a comedian getting mercilessly heckled onstage in New York City during an open mic. In short, she was disrupting many comedians’ sets that night and then she took the stage. The video has since been removed from YouTube. However, the comedian dropped in to another open mic to apologize. You can watch it below. But we want to know what you think. Should

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    When does heckling a comedian become sexual harassment?

    I’m not trying to brag, but I get heckled a lot. Usually it’s something questioning my mental stability, like, “You’re weird,” or, “That’s too fucked up.” To which I can usually laugh and say, “You’re welcome.” After so many nights of drunken self esteem deflation, I rarely get angry at the audience for talking or heckling. Heckling is an unfortunate obstacle that most of us will have to surmount. It’s

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    Punchline Magazine analysis: Is it ever OK to heckle a comedian?

    The implicit agreement when you go to a live comedy show — whether it’s stand-up, sketch, or improv — is that you are there to be entertained and hopefully you do some laughing. Thus, the dynamic of a comedy show should be: the audience sits and listens and the comedian or group of comedians make their attempt, whether it be a failure or a success, to entertain. In the video

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    Thursday stand-up: Kyle Cease

    Seems like it’s been a while since a blog post has gone up on the world wide web featuring Kyle Cease that didn’t somehow praise or condemn his Stand-up Bootcamp. I’m almost finished with my week long obsession over heckler videos and found that this clip stands apart from the rest. Something I’ve always admired about Cease is how quickly he adapts to the heckling and instantly builds a short set around

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