• 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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    Comedian Steve Hofstetter launches Animated Revolution; Ted Alexandro becomes a pirate

    It’s funny. When Comedy Central tried to roll out the series Shorties Watchin’ Shorties in 2004 wherein live stand-up comedy bits were put to animation, it lasted only nine episodes. Perhaps the network was too ahead of the curve? Because it seems more and more comedians are using the same vehicle to promote their material and offer Web viewers more original content. Comedian Steve Hofstetter recently debuted his newest online

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