5 Of The Best Heckler Takedowns By Awesome Comedians
Last week in Sweden Amy Schumer confronted a heckler and had them kicked out of her show, this of course wasn't the first time something like that had happened to her or any comedian for that fact. Stand up comedy can be harrowing when the show spirals out of control due to unforeseen circumstance – namely hecklers – and when a heckler comes into play… well, sh*t gets real. Dealing with a heckler however is all about the power dynamic and being a pro.
We thought we’d illustrate this fact with 5 very excellent heckler takedowns by some of our favourite comedians. We’ve also thrown a cool super cut by those web lords Digg down the bottom that has some pretty big comedy superstars…
No matter how much of a pro you are, hecklers will always be there… like the cowardly attention vultures they are.
1. Patton Oswalt
While building up a story during his special, Patton Oswalt is interrupted by a “woohoo!” …what happens next (pardon the cliché) is a real solid response to the interrupting woo-hoo. Although we feel it’s more of a rooster crow than a woo-hoo… either way, Patton goes to town.
2. Jimmy Carr
Jimmy Carr recently delivered some killer burns on The Roast of Rob Lowe, but here in his special you really see him in his element when he deals with an aggressive heckler.
3. Hannibal Buress
Our boy Hannibal is heading over to our shores for a live tour (read about it here.), but way back during a previous special, this happened and he dealt with it like a pro.
4. Daniel Tosh
Daniel Tosh shows a severe amount of pragmatism when dealing with two drunks in the front row at his special.
5. Mitch Hedberg
Mitch Hedbergs bits were all killer no filler, and even when dealing with a heckler… in this instance he was no filler… although there’s a lot of filler-related come backs from the legend.
And if the above wasn’t enough check out this sweet super cut of famous comedians dealing with hecklers, brought to you by internet wizards Digg:
If you’re sick of watching hecklers interrupt stand up shows, here’s a great playlist of some sweet stand up (with no heckles) from one of our latest specials:
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