Heckling

You ever heckle? It’s not on is it really?
I went to a stand up show last night and this Australian girl just got really snippy with one of the acts, saying things like yeah yeah we’ve all heard this one get on with it pal. It just got more and more awkward

Folks I was with were all like oh no it’s part of the job you need to do it a little, so when the bloke on stage asked what England’s favourite animal was I shouted chips.

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Good surname IMO

Usually seems to be one dickhead trying upstage the act and just making an even bigger dickhead of themselves. Rarely clever, never mind funny.

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how did @maosm handle that?

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I heckled some people who were fake-swinging some golf clubs outside a pub last night by shouting “FORE!” at them, am I a monster?

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He riffed on it actually, started pretending there were three chips on the football badge etc

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Yes

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I suppose it’s okay in the sense that very good comedians can quickly turn it into humiliation for the heckler and good comedy.

Do hate the air of self-entitlement that you must have to have to be that person shouting out mind (see also: 95% of questions at film Q+As)

Greater sympathy if the heckler is clearly just pissed up

Idea for tribute act:

Tim Heckler

Go to Tim Hecker shows at shout at him

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Then he makes an album built around samples of the hecklers shouting

(I really don’t know what his music is like)

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How do I heckle my own thread

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Ruffers this is a shit thread is this the best you can do call yourself a disser eh eh eh?

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@colon_closed_bracket once shouted “ENUNCIATE!” at Johnny Foreigner, I thought that was very funny.

At Bright Eyes gigs someone will reliably shout “TURN AROUND BRIGHT EYES!” if he turns back for some reason and I also find that consistently funny.

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Not really a heckle but I do wonder why people shout out song names for the band to play.

That’s not usually how gigs work, it’s not a jukebox.

Would quite like to hear someone screaming the watership down song at him too

To be fair sometimes a band will be like, ok. Happened twice when I last saw the mountain goats.

Wo

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Big AND tru

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Scottish people fucking love heckling at music gigs

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I did a small number of stand up shows and the first ever one I did someone pretty much heckled me the second I got up.

Was probably the best one tbf, just me and a drunk man insulting each other for 5 minutes.

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