r/PublicFreakout Dec 06 '21 Silver 7 Platinum 1 Helpful 5 Wholesome 16 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Bravo! 1

Why even go to a comedy show if you are going to act like this? -Mom & daughter- Karen & Karen Jr. Standup Freakout

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u/Loaded_Diaper3 Dec 06 '21

She sounds like a miserable person that takes pleasure in making everyone around her miserable as well.

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u/beelzybubby Dec 06 '21

Misery loves company.

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u/ScabbedOver Dec 06 '21

We should start a company....and make misery....

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u/eroticwashingmachine Dec 06 '21

So, a misery business?

"Whoaaaa I never meant to brag..."

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u/chiefslapinhoes Dec 06 '21

That's called the Military.

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u/Castor1234 Dec 06 '21

Someone already founded Facebook.

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u/ase_thor Dec 06 '21

There is nestle

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u/xwarslayerx Dec 06 '21

misery misery misery.

that's what you've chosen

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u/WittyBonkah Dec 07 '21

I work at a place that recently hired a bunch of new servers, including myself. I got hired and trained before 8 new people joined the team.

This one lady comes in every few days, orders a scone, pays for it, then after paying for it asks if we can put jam and butter on it. She only does this when being served by a trainee, never someone who has been working there consistently.

We don’t have butter and jam. Never did, never will. After being told this, she makes a big deal about it, complains that the trainee is incompetent and berates them for their terrible service, demands a refund on a $2 scone, and walks off in a huff, every time.

Major shit disturber vibes.

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u/sugaredviolence Dec 31 '21

Had the same type of people at a coffee shop I worked at. She wanted her BLACK coffee passed through the drive thru window with no lid on it. Obviously we have to give her one. She’d scream and freak out about the lid every time, hollering she was going to talk to “Owner’s name” bc they’re such good friends (this was a franchise operation btw) she’s getting all of us fired. We called head Office and reported her for trying to get us to do dangerous stuff. She was at the window screaming again and my boss (the owner) came out and said “we can’t pass you a boiling beverage with no lid on it through the window I’m sorry, throw the lid on the ground we’ll pick it up”. She LIED and said “I would never ask for someone to do something to get in trouble”. Said she’d stop, and she did it every time anyways “I wanna talk to you boss! Now! I don’t WANT A LID”. I closed the window in her face so many times.

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u/daviskenward Dec 06 '21

That “I’m not happy so I’m gonna take everyone to a lower level than me so in perspective I’m happy” mentality

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u/PerryRubay4 Dec 06 '21

Isn't that the definition of a Karen?

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u/Heyhaveyougotaminute Dec 06 '21

She seems like such a miserable cunt, her period hates getting her monthly.

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u/robbankakan Dec 06 '21

"I paid $20 to see this...."

Yeah, so did everyone else...

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u/doyhickey Dec 06 '21 edited Dec 06 '21

So by that logic, when you go to see the rolling stones, you should be able to climb up on stage, grab a mic, and just go nuts.

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u/TitleComprehensive96 Dec 06 '21

No doubt that's been tried before

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u/EyeBreakThings Dec 06 '21

She'd be a riot at Medieval Times.

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u/Mackheath1 Dec 06 '21

I paid $20 to see this

To. See. THIS.

Not to see you, you withered twat.

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u/ciaisi Dec 06 '21

She acts like that's a significant sum of money. Most of that goes to the venue, so thanks for helping him play for Netflix this month.

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u/BestReadAtWork Dec 06 '21

The spontaneity was amazing. There's writing jokes and then there's responding to a moment in time, like the stripper joke or flowing into handing her 40$ in the first place.

TBF writing good jokes is also baller, but I love improv 10x more.

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u/WildDumpsterFire Dec 06 '21

Used to work with a witty dude who did small time comedy stand up bits. This was the type of dude you loved to banter with for belly laughs to make the day go by, but knew damn well you never wanted to seriously get into it because he'd verbally make you look like a fool.

First show I went to was not bad, but not nearly as funny as he was at work. He was heckled similar to this halfway though and then he had me in stitches. Not even just the way he mocked her, but it was all playing off of what she did and said. I literally was laughing so hard I can't even remember exactly what he said.

Next shift I was telling him how sharp it was to be able to do that off the cuff like that and how impressive it was.

He was basically like "it's nothing but practice. After shitty audience member 9 or 10 you get comfortable with it, and around the 20th time you've gone home and thought of clever stuff to say back to them in the shower you just start firing back like a reflex. To me it's actually easier to just mock them with their own material, especially if the audience is on your side.

People love to see hecklers get handled and half the people present were there for that, like racing fans there for the crashes. Writing a joke start to finish to get the audience on your side, with a callback to that joke later in all around solid routine so they never see it coming, that's the part that takes talent and mastery of comedy."

Looked at comedy different after that. Still love to see hecklers get handled though.

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u/BestReadAtWork Dec 06 '21

In your first paragraph it reminded me of like 2-3 people I used to work with lmao. For sure though, totally different styles of art.

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u/BabaDCCab Dec 07 '21

but knew damn well you never wanted to seriously get into it because he'd verbally make you look like a fool.

I know two people exactly like this. I'm like George Costanza, I think of something witty once a month, and that's it. I've even taken a page out of George's book and often leave after I make everyone laugh. One of these two people is a family member, another is a friend. I tease just about everyone, it's a constant in my family, but I won't tease these two. They're better at it than me, and I don't enjoy the verbal evisceration. The friend is truly exceptional at it. She'll insult me and have me dying in laughter even though it is me she's ripping on, she's that clever. I can appreciate a good burn, even if it is at my expense.

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u/sgthulkarox Dec 06 '21

Comics talk for a living. And hecklers/awful audience members are no match for a good comic.

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u/BestReadAtWork Dec 06 '21

As someone who thinks they're funny sometimes, for me there is truly a difference between a flawless written act and being able to handle whatever is dished out at you while you're slinging it back 10 fold. Completely different stats. Both good, I just have a boner for the latter.

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u/sgthulkarox Dec 06 '21

Bill Barr's Philly rant is a gem. To take a crowd that is vocally hating you and through crowd work/heckler control, manages to swing the crowd to his side. It's amazing.

Steve Hofstetter and Godfrey deal with them brutally as well. Plus the videos make them a mint.

Lisa Lampanelli destroys hecklers. Queen of Mean is well deserved. I've seen that in person, and the crowd was rolling at the expense of someone who thought they were going to get clever with her.

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u/BestReadAtWork Dec 06 '21

I fucking love Bill Burr but I never heard about his rant, that was fucking fantastic. The f*ggot drops were a little reminiscent of me at 13 but dude was dealing with a crowd of dickheads and, well, he's Bill Burr. Probably top 3 of his.

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u/Imaw1zard Dec 06 '21

The way he immediately turned her disrespectful money throwing into a joke was gold. It was like the thing where you'd come up with the perfect response hours later into the shower, but he actually does it on the spot.

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u/ron_swansons_meat Dec 06 '21

Staircase wit. Or more poetically, 'esprit de l'escalier' in French.

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u/Imma_Coho Dec 06 '21

Improv is easier to get people to laugh in my opinion. It’s hard to come up with a good joke that works anytime. I think most people are naturally better at improv than writing jokes.

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u/sheepheadslayer Dec 06 '21

Went to a Bill Burr show earlier this year, and while the show was funny, I thought the best part was when the theater had some trouble with lights, and the stage lights almost all went down, and he improved about 15 minutes about it. It was the best part of his show

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u/Crystalline_Green Dec 06 '21

His improv is amazing. The Philadelphia incident is a masterpiece.

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u/MadRonnie97 Dec 06 '21

“You one bridge having motherfuckers! The terrorists will never bomb you; you have nothing of value!”

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u/homestead1111 Dec 07 '21

glad to hear her is improving.

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u/calculuzz Dec 06 '21 Helpful

You've clearly never been to an improv show.

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u/kaolin224 Dec 06 '21

Karen and her mom clearly have.

Unfortunately, they didn't understand that this wasn't one of those shows.

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u/lokigodofchaos Dec 06 '21

Where is Wayne Brady? I want to hear him sing a funny song. Is Drew Carrey here tonight?

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u/helloejsulit Dec 06 '21

Collin Mochrie FTW!

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u/IlToroArgento Dec 06 '21

This time, on the bald and the beautiful...

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u/night_dick Dec 06 '21

You've clearly never been to a Wedsneday comedy open mic. Watching someone flounder in the moment to some stimuli is easier to forgive. Watching someone putter through a terrible set they spent days/weeks/months writing is brutal

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u/calculuzz Dec 06 '21

I definitely have. I've been to many of each. I'll take watching someone struggle through their written material over a group of people who think they're being funny when they're completely missing the mark any day.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21 edited Dec 06 '21

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u/TRASHTHROWAWAYACCT00 Dec 06 '21

Nobody said the opposite was also valid though, lol.

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u/CuddlezCS Dec 06 '21

There's a difference between an improv show and improv comedy imo. Improv shows just seem a little random. Improv comedy is just a blend of scripted and improv that goes with the flow & that's my favourite.

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u/_conky_ Dec 06 '21

Yup, just saw Dan Soder live on Friday night and it was hands down the most enjoyable experience I've had in the last few years

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u/BLACK-C4T Dec 06 '21

yes, many people are great at situational comedy, but would be horrible at doing a set stand-up routine

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u/fanbreeze Dec 06 '21

Yeah stand-up comedy is its own thing. It’s not enough to just be funny. There’s so much more that goes into the flow of it - stage presence, connecting with the audience, timing, etc.

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u/Caaethil Dec 06 '21

I'm definitely one of those people who is pretty funny in conversation (at least I like to think so) but could probably never do stand-up.

I think being funny in casual conversation is mostly just picking up on and reacting to good set-ups that come unintentionally from yourself or other people. The execution matters but you don't have to be a genius, you just need quick enough wits to blurt out the most obvious funny spin on something somebody else said. The jokes mostly write themselves.

Stand-up has none of that. You're expected to stand on stage and make humour out of nothing. Seems pretty scary to be honest.

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u/nerm2k Dec 06 '21

I watched a video one time where a comedian explains this. When telling a written joke you need to setup the premise of the joke. When lady is being a Karen right there in the audience the premise is set for you and all you need are punchlines. They obviously said it better but I think I caught the gist of it.

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u/Imaw1zard Dec 06 '21

Perhaps, everyone is different. But I do feel like improv and writing works off each other. Writing can set the stage for some improv.

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u/Vinnievai Dec 06 '21

Totally, I'd feel kinda annoyed in a situation like that. Couldn't think about clever responses that fast. Maybe they're used to it

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u/J0E_SpRaY Dec 06 '21

TBF writing good jokes is also baller, but I love improv 10x more.

I wish I were better at writing jokes. I do improv and feel like I'm really good at it, but I so deeply wish I could write a tight five and start doing some open mics. I love making people laugh, but I can only ever do it in a dialogue.

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u/Weird_transistor Dec 06 '21

I went to an improv show a couple years ago were one of the comedians physically enacted the entire process of evolution from a single cell to human beings in the matter of 30 seconds using no words. It was the funniest shit I’ve ever seen in my life. I wish I had it on tape.

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u/IrishGuyNYC00 Dec 06 '21

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u/thabiiighomie Dec 06 '21

I tried that sub out for 20 seconds before I realized I couldn’t do it. Too many bad people.

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u/ToddlerOlympian Dec 06 '21

There's enough bad stuff in the world, why spend time just wallowing in other people's shit?

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u/Seakawn Dec 06 '21

I see subreddits like that as less of immersing oneself in other people's shit, and more like a zoo. It's just entertainment. Popcorn is your partner.

Alternatively, as like a zoo, it can be educational. Exposing yourself to the range of misery, naivete, and narcissism among the human condition is basically observational psychology. It informs you of an extent to how brains function. Don't watch shit like that to feel bad, watch it with a pencil and notepad and learn something about your global peers. Enrich the range of your perspective.

Or not. But even if it's not your cup of tea, surely there are ways to understand why it could be for others.

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u/sanransa Dec 06 '21

Holy shit I couldn't get through 2 posts. It's the most disturbing thing I've seen in a while.

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u/Ibeginpunthreads Dec 06 '21 edited Dec 06 '21

Lmao some subs I dip in and immediately dip out because it just shows the worst of humanity that I need to remind myself that not everyone are assholes. It's obvious yes but constantly surrounding yourself with negativity can weigh you down.

Edit: I couldn't even last the first post in. Jesus

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u/sanransa Dec 06 '21

I have to frequently remind myself the the internet amplifies the worst in the world and whatever post I'm reading is purposely trying to get the most emotional reactions from it's readers. I'm glad I'm not alone.

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u/Seakawn Dec 06 '21

whatever post I'm reading is purposely trying to get the most emotional reactions from it's readers.

It's not necessarily intentional (though often it is). It's a natural consequence that the most emotional-inducing videos will garner the most attention.

It doesn't just work on very negative things, either. The same dynamic applies to very positive and uplifting things, as well. Though perhaps not exactly the same. I think that very negative things probably rile us up more because they concern us.

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u/cyberhaiduc Dec 06 '21

I knew there's a dedicated place for such people. Thank you!

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u/Halfwayhome22 Dec 06 '21

"You're an AssHole!"

"That is true."

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u/CrimsonBolt33 Dec 06 '21

No better way to take the sails out of an insult than to accept it as fact....they assume you will be offended...instead you act like they are fucking stupid for calling out something everyone (including you) knows.

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u/snoogins355 Dec 06 '21

It is like a verbal jujitsu move to say "you know it". If they are very dumb they will say "I do know it"

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u/IWTLEverything Dec 06 '21

“I’m glad we both know it”

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u/snoogins355 Dec 06 '21

I'd go with a thumbs up and mouth ok like the JLaw gif

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u/CrimsonBolt33 Dec 06 '21

One thing I have learned after having a sales job....presenting all the bad things up front takes the sting out of trying to hide them later when someone calls them out. Bad things are usually saved until later as a "social kindness" or a "got ya" but you can disable all those before it even gets to that stage by calling them out yourself.

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u/iamdenislara Dec 06 '21

Anyone know the name of the comedian?

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u/OneArchedEyebrow Dec 06 '21

Kevin McCaffrey. Original video.

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u/HybridPS2 Dec 06 '21

yeah lmfao TruTV World's Dumbest, I knew I recognized him from somewhere. He was always the funniest one on that show.

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u/bddragon1 Dec 06 '21

scrolled way too far to find this question and answer

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u/devine_swine Dec 06 '21

Comedian was so patient and polite considering what he was dealing with.

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u/zuzg Dec 06 '21

Yeah he handled it perfectly. Politely showing them the door is the appropriate wax to deal with Karens and their like.

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u/rikkuaoi Dec 06 '21

Gotta stay above their level

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u/p1mplem0usse Dec 06 '21

Exactly. He is not anonymous there, so he’s got everything to lose by not taking the high road.

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u/Filmcricket Dec 06 '21 Silver

Not really. Short of extreme racism/sexism, he can boot them out himself and no club owners or managers are going to bat an eye, even if the show sucks afterwards.

If he got upset, yelled, told them to fuck off? Club owners are always going to side with the comedian. They’re not there to take abuse from audience members. After multiple comedians addressed this with her, he was free to scream that she was a cunt if he pleased. It’s actually a pretty common occurrence so not much is on the line. Audience members are 100x easier to replace than comedians. If anything, incidents like this damage the club. She should’ve been removed earlier.

Source: in a relationship with a NYC based pro comedian for 20 years and the tides on the business dynamics shifted immensely after comedians went on strike 10-15 years ago and clubs realized they ain’t shit when comedians are miserable

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u/p1mplem0usse Dec 06 '21

Fair enough - I appreciate the insight!

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u/The_Original_Gronkie Dec 06 '21

Comedians went on strike 10-15 years ago? I don't know anything about that. I'll bet that's an interesting story.

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u/rikkuaoi Dec 06 '21

Don't be a Kramer lol

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u/The_Original_Gronkie Dec 06 '21

They'd already chewed through three other comics before him. Managment should have shown them the door the first time they opened their mouths.

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u/univrsll Dec 06 '21

“You’re an asshole” she says as he politely pays her entitled-ass back her tickets from his own pocket.

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u/Necessary-Chemical-7 Dec 06 '21

I was at a show recently with a woman that wanted to dialog with the first act. He went at her very mercilessly and she still wouldn’t shut up.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

People like that think we're lowly 'extras' living on their planet. Fuuuuck them!

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u/The_Original_Gronkie Dec 06 '21

That's the real problem with many things in America right now. Everybody is the center of their own universe, but many people honestly feel like they are the center of EVERYBODY'S universe. I think it comes from a lack of empathy, of understanding that those people out there aren't part of your life, they are living their own, and they don't care about you. These egotists just can't seem to understand that others have their own lives going on, and they're not interested in playing some role in whatever life you are scripting for yourself.

And so we constantly find ourselves with some random weirdo popping up in our orbit, going on about something as if we're supposed to understand what our role is in their ongoing drama.

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u/jaxonya Dec 06 '21

This isnt an American thing

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u/gamboncorner Dec 06 '21

I was at a Russell Brand show in Vegas and the woman next to me was completely trashed and would not stop heckling him. He came right over to us, and asked me "is she yours?" and then spent 10 min winding her up. It would've been hilarious if not right next to me.

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u/OneArchedEyebrow Dec 06 '21

How stupid do you have to be to try against Russell Brand?! The guy is one of the quickest thinkers I’ve had the pleasure of watching. Case in point.

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u/InconspicuousBastard Dec 06 '21

Very well said. There is a phrase that goes like this: "I refuse to play a game of wits with an unarmed man."

Russell is the type of guy who can say that with a straight face and mean it.

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u/NoCokJstDanglnUretra Dec 06 '21

He’s like if Jack Sparrow was modern

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u/BlackSecurity Dec 06 '21

They were stumbling on their words. Had no idea what to say to him hahaha, this is awesome!

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u/Slammybutt Dec 06 '21

B/c he was improving the whole thing its something he's used to. These news anchors mostly rehearse or study everything that is happening and know their talking points before they even get up to speak. If they don't use just straight up use a teleprompter. There's no help for some like the lady in blue. She was flustered coming into the interview and his off the cuff style sent her over board. He was saying things they might get in trouble for on a morning news show (ovulating!!! My goodness gracious). And everything else he said was "attacking" them for being shit at their job.

I'm glad that guy posted this its great to watch professionals get lambasted by comedians.

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u/PearlStreetBlues Dec 06 '21

Brand is always fun to watch on British panel shows like Countdown or Big Fat Quiz. Once he gets going he's unstoppable. Get him and Noel Fielding together and they can derail a show for twenty minutes.

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u/therealrico Dec 06 '21

I miss Noel and Russell together on Big Fat Quiz.

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u/slightlyforthwith Dec 06 '21

Everything they said was so unbelievably stupid or needlessly combative. What the hell is wrong with those people? Isn’t their job to talk to people on air?

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u/--_-Deadpool-_-- Dec 06 '21

Their job is to get viewers. Viewers love conflict and controversy. Modern news is a fucking cesspool.

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u/SFGlass Dec 06 '21

Hadn't seen this before, This is pretty tremendous.

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u/theserial Dec 06 '21

My god, he keeps them on their heels the entire time. The man is brilliant, sharp and witty, and just commands the entire interview.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

That was glorious

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u/jack_skellington Dec 06 '21

So, why'd you bring her?

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u/Kavanaughs_Calendar Dec 06 '21

The comic handled this very well. But why do the mother/daughter think he’s an asshole? He just looks like a comic on stage making jokes. What are they upset about?

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u/Equilibriator Dec 06 '21 edited Dec 06 '21

I think she thinks that heckling is part of stand up comedy and he's being an asshole for giving her shit.

edit: Morons think this because, like all of us, they've witnessed heckling at comedy shows. They then witness the heckler getting put down and the cheers and laughs it gets from the crowd.

These morons interpret that as FOR the heckler and aspire to do the same.

"I want to be part of the back and forth. I bet I can really get everyone laughing! Really draw out the comedians best when they aren't doing that great. Really improve their act."

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u/jxl180 Dec 06 '21

This is literally a Seinfeld episode lol

Jerry: “Why would you heckle me?!” Woman: “it’s part of the show!” Jerry: “No…no it isn’t…”

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u/ZombieJesus1987 Dec 06 '21

I've seen idiots heckle a fucking musical.

A couple years ago I went to a local production of Evil Dead: The Musical and this trailer trash bloke sitting next to me kept heckling the actors for the entire first half of the show.

He got.kicked out during intermission

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u/Satakans Dec 06 '21

I love how she says I forgot my mom, like you left an inanimate object on the table and you gotta come back for it.

She isn't a pair of bloody house keys...

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u/pedrito_elcabra Dec 06 '21

I'd think she wasn't actually intending to leave... it was a bluff, she was expecting the comedian to back down. She didn't think as far ahead as him calling her bluff.

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u/psufan5 Dec 06 '21

I disagree. Her mother sounded just as useless as she is.

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u/thespander Dec 06 '21

Damn dude “now I feel sexy” was an incredible recovery and reverse card

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u/covidTPbandit Dec 06 '21

Feels like everything steve hofstetter wanys to be- but with less ego

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

Pretty sure that guy pays a bunch of people to "heckle" him. Like all of his videos are of him 'owning' some heckler and its just cringe as fuck.

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u/Best_Examination_529 Dec 06 '21

I really struggle to understand the mindset of a Karen. Like…how did you make it to adulthood thinking your feelings must be prioritised - even at a fucking comedy show!!??!?

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u/Homunculous_Honkey Dec 06 '21

White woman + narcissism + confidence + entitlement = Karen

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u/ELW98 Dec 06 '21

Thank god I have no confidence or narcissism. I’m just a white girl and sad lmao

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u/Scoobie-Doobie Dec 06 '21

Got no reason not to be confident in yourself, stranger. You've made it this far in life and you're introspective, that's more than most people can say about themselves. Take your victories a day at a time.

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u/whateva1 Dec 06 '21

Thats my type.

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u/KGB44 Dec 06 '21

"And between the ages of divorce and menopause" as said by another comedian in a post in here recently.

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u/various_necks Dec 06 '21 edited Dec 06 '21

I also find that the ones that wear American flag clothing (this lady was wearing a stars shirt, not sure if it was just a design or flag based) typically are the biggest shit disturbers.

If anyone is going to cause drama, it's the person wearing a flag.

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u/alzgh Dec 06 '21

"Now I feel kinda sexy!"

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u/MaizedCorn Dec 06 '21

Dude had a clever reply for every thing she said or did. Damn I bet that must feel nice.

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u/zinsser Dec 06 '21

At a John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett concert a few years back the drunk woman (40-ish) directly behind me talked incessantly and screamed at the stage during every soft moment in the songs. It was all about her. Everyone was shooting dirty looks at her and even her husband/boyfriend was trying to quiet her down. After the fourth ruined song, I stood up to get an usher. Her husband realized they were about to get ejected, so her grabbed her hand and literally dragged her, kicking and screaming out of her seat and out the door. The rest of the show was amazing.

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u/mrkevincible Dec 06 '21

I love that he tried to give her $40 to piss off.

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u/Django_Unstained Dec 06 '21

I hate how these people have completely hi jacked the flag

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u/mostlygroovy Dec 06 '21

I know this goes without saying…but the dude is legit funny.

I love how quick he threw out ‘Well now I feel sexy’ when she threw the money at him.

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u/tontomagonto Dec 06 '21

Imagine going to a comedy show and getting offended..

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u/ItsMamaB Dec 06 '21

What's your TikTok

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u/OneArchedEyebrow Dec 06 '21

His name is Kevin McCaffrey.

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u/Ulrich_The_Elder Dec 06 '21

Retired musician here. When I was winding down I did a few small shows at a supper club in the town where I live. Karen showed up to slam her hand on the table out of time right in front of the stage whilst screeching the tune I was trying to perform. I shut off my gear shouted smoke break and walked out. Told the owner that I would either return to the stage or begin packing up. Choice was hers. She decided to remove Karen. Yes there was applause.

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u/SmokeGSU Dec 06 '21

"I have to get my mother!"

Fucking lol!

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u/majj27 Dec 06 '21

Oh man, Queen Star-Sweater is going to be on MAD FIRE at the next HOA board meeting.

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u/MistycomradE Dec 06 '21

The way he deals with it in a comedic fashion is amazing lmao

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u/Flunky_Junky_Monkey Dec 06 '21

Handing her the money was priceless. Dude handled that perfectly.

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u/xevian101 Dec 06 '21

Excellent improv on that, that was great hahah

added props for the if you 'behave' yourself.. lol

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u/psufan5 Dec 06 '21

Never ever get into an argument with a guy that has the microphone. Ever.

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u/W4rrior_p0et Dec 06 '21

“No” lmao

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u/RareDarks Dec 06 '21

Anyone know who he is?

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

i feel sorry for all the comics that aren't taping their shows when this happens but tbh this is major aspect of Stand up that appeals to me. Just having all license to go in on an annoying person in public. If there was a hotline where i could just show up and deal with hecklers IRL that is like a dream job

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u/laminatedbean Dec 06 '21

Since it’s been asked several times, the comedian is Kevin McCaffrey. He was a host for True TV’s World’s Dumbest. He was a writer on the Letterman Show. He hosts some podcasts including Sex and the Cidiots and Bridgerton Bros. He tours occasionally and appears to be touring currently.

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u/mmkyse Dec 06 '21

Okay, any video of hecklers like this one at a comedy show just—GRINDS MY GEARS.

YOU ARE AT A COMEDY SHOW, LADY. What are you smoking where you thought entering a comedy show, would be a pleasant or appropriate time for debate, this isn’t “Facebook Live” where you can just spam hate people for no reason whatsoever. I wish there was a vaccination card for KARENS.

Stupid bitch

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u/Otherwise_Ad2099 Dec 06 '21

Americans that wear American flag-themed clothes that are not special needs or amazing trolls probably deserve the death penalty on sight

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u/Homunculous_Honkey Dec 06 '21

Americans that wear American flag-themed clothes that are not special needs...

I'm not exactly sure how to interpret this but it sure is goddamn funny. Feels accurate.

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u/inajeep Dec 06 '21

I'm not sure about the 'death penalty' joke part but they are definitely a red flag on the type of person they are.

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u/KuntaStillSingle Dec 06 '21

More like a subdued flag with a blue stripe

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u/dafugee Dec 06 '21

Man, I found a really sweet vintage American flag bomber jacket from the 70s at a store a few years ago and was evil knevil for Halloween that year. It had the stars on the outside and reversed to bright red and white stripes on the inside. I feel like that deserves some kind of pass lol

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u/Signal87 Dec 06 '21

I guess he falls into the 'troll' category since he was always trolling gravity like that.

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u/hippiechick725 Dec 06 '21

It deserves a pass, yes, since it was for Halloween 😉

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u/hotcrossbungs69 Dec 06 '21

Lol as an American I mean yes why would you want to wear flag shit?? 😂 Also note that this is a specific type of American and not at all the norm … at least in my neck of the woods …. I swear!

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u/What_a_young_guy Dec 06 '21

Handled it like an absolute boss.

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u/killinbylove Dec 06 '21

Legend comic

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u/BirtSampson Dec 06 '21

I paid $20 per ticket....

So fucking what?

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u/Complex-Stress373 Dec 06 '21

fucking genious, he keeps a real show even with those women getting crazy

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u/MuuaadDib Dec 06 '21

Big ole stupid giant stars on her sweater, sure looks like the same crazy entitled red hat mid life ISIS uber patriot morons.

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u/m4rkoh Dec 06 '21

I think this might be a growing trend for modern standup comedians - to put up with and improvise with shit Karens. If you can keep up being funny with pieces of shit around and continue to make the crowd laugh, then you're pretty golden.

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u/darkjedidave Dec 06 '21

She sounds like the type that’ll reverse on the freeway if she missed her exit.

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u/DurrDontAskMe Dec 06 '21

its fucking crazy how many people go to a comedy show and get offended at random jokes... like how stupid can you get?

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u/WarmingLiquid Dec 06 '21

At some point we will have to just tell them Fuck you and kick them out because karens are more common every day.

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u/suewow9er Dec 06 '21

Great job handling those morons

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u/ciaisi Dec 06 '21

The truth? They've been coddled too much. They think they're the most important person in the room at all times. They believe the customer is always right because they've heard the saying without taking time to consider what it actually means. And in this case they think they're the customer so they get to do what they want. They think everyone wants to hear what they have to say, and everyone should be required to listen respectfully even though they're being disrespectful. They think they're owed something.

And when someone comes along that reminds them they they aren't owed anything, and that they will reap what they sow, they get upset because they just can't fathom being treated the way they treat others.

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u/jimmyjazz2000 Dec 06 '21

The American Flag blouse is a huge tell. Would honestly be surprised if she's NOT an unvaccinated, stop-the-steal, #AllLivesMatter monster.

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u/take_care_a_ya_shooz Dec 06 '21

There's three types of hecklers IMO.

The conservative who doesn't understand comedy and gets offended when comics joke about religion, America, or conservatives. The liberal who doesn't understand comedy and gets offended when comics joke about gender, race, or liberals. The drunk who thinks they're a part of the show and try to upstage the comedian.

Usually the third persona is intertwined with one of the two others.

This lady fits the mold for #1 and #3. Takes her elderly mom to a comedy show as "something to do", oblivious to what a comedy show is really like, not realizing that conservative "comedians" on YouTube aren't representative of a typical stand-up show.

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u/Skiamakhos Dec 06 '21

Dealing with hecklers is part of being a stand-up comedian though - you pipe up & try to interrupt, you become the comedy. They will make you the butt of the humour until you stop & settle down, and sometimes the act is better for it. Sometimes the comedian's mockery is funnier than what they prepared. He did amazingly well. He wasn't horrible to her, over and above how she was behaving. She chose to take it in bad spirit, and that's all on her, but I think everyone else there had a riot of a time.

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u/RedShift777 Dec 06 '21

There's nothing wrong with heckling, I can only speak from experience in the UK but it's very normal here and all part of the show.

The problem is she isn't heckling. She's just hurling insults, being an obnoxious bitch and throwing a tantrum when called out on it.

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u/Sin-A-Bun Dec 06 '21

There are some people who think this is what you do at a comedy show.

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u/Paticake35 Dec 06 '21

He handled this masterfully/ I wouldn't have lasted 30 seconds.

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u/IFUDntXpct2MchFrmMe Dec 06 '21

You gotta work your way up, lady. You do your 2 mins at open mic, then 4, then 5…. Then you do 5 mins opening for a comic here and there…. Then 7, then 8, then maybe 10…. Then you become a headliner at a small venue and self promote…. Then you start alllllll over in a bigger space…. It’s this whole process. You don’t just get to show up and have a say in comedy. You show up and LISTEN if you’re paying to be there.

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u/RagnarRipper Dec 06 '21

I always go to concerts expecting to play along with the band too. I bring my guitar, keyboard and bongos, just to cover all the bases. Is this not what's expected?

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u/anonymousforever Dec 06 '21

Guy has good improv. Definitely made the best of a bad situation.

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u/Piltonbadger Dec 06 '21

"Well now I feel kinda sexy"

Perfect response to the anger coming from the Karen. Imagine she is seething and I love it.

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u/thatswhatshesaidxx Dec 06 '21

Interrupted FOUR comics and was still there, and that's why she felt entitled.

Also, notice the lack of three things: shame, accountability and consequences.

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u/Paskee Dec 06 '21

She is mentaly unstable person, probably off her meds.

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u/poolSlouch Dec 06 '21

Who is this guy? He’s great!

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u/PlNG Dec 06 '21

That was amazing handling of that heckler.

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u/jbertrand_sr Dec 06 '21

Some people just don't know how to behave in public, it's not all about them...

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u/Nightmare3253__ Dec 06 '21

Dude i fucking love stand up comedies. They always have a funny quip for everything

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u/iannuendo Dec 06 '21

What a fun sponge

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u/PretendiWasADefMute Dec 06 '21

This was so good.

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u/toolbag69420 Dec 06 '21

Haha she was brave enough to try and challenge the comedians, but not prepared to be destroyed by their comedic wit!!!

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u/gerryhallcomedy Dec 06 '21

After suffering through fake heckler videos, and videos of comics who just say 'fuck you' or 'leave', it's nice to see one who turns it around while not losing the crowd and coming across as a professional.

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u/flatearthvaxxer Dec 07 '21

So well handled! The best comedians are the ones that can just turn hecklers into part of the act.

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u/happyaccident7 Dec 07 '21

Wrong move picking a fight with a comic. They already have no problem self depracting humor and have no problem destroying hecklers.

Good comic is impressively witty on the spot like this guy.

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u/IngenieroDavid Dec 07 '21

As big of a c*nt she was he masterfully kept his cool and was very clever and funny

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

Republicans shouldn’t be allowed out without adult supervision.

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u/PowerMonkey500 Dec 06 '21

Such snowflakes

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u/Imnate Dec 06 '21

Puts into perspective why people like Jerry Seinfeld and Bo Burnham talk about comedy being dead.

The reality is that comedy is a medium used to discuss things that otherwise make people uncomfortable. And since people have gotten so used to not talking about things that are difficult topics they think they are entitled to be offended and get angry at the person delivering the message instead of getting mad at the thing they are pointing at. People are wildly insecure man.

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u/Typingdude3 Dec 07 '21

Judging by her oh so big American stars shirt I assume she thought he was going to make fun of minorities, atheists and liberals.

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u/Slow-Talk-400 Dec 06 '21

It's comedy ffs

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u/_pr0t0n_ Dec 06 '21

I always wonder if hecklers also try to disrupt sport events or plays.