In comedy, there is somehow this odd attraction for some people to yell out idiotic and disruptive stuff during a live performance to somehow draw attention away from the act everyone is there to see. This happened again this week in Stockholm, Sweden except that the heckler chose to heckle the wrong comic in Amy Schumer.
Schumer whose a vet of the Comedy Central Roast specials, brought the heckler out to the attention of the crowd after he screamed ““Show us your ****!” and handed him his proverbial head from the stage. Asking what the heckler did for a living, he replied ‘sales’ and then the ‘Trainwreck’ star responded “Sales. How’s that working out? Is it going well? Because we’re not buying it.” The heckler continued to go at it with Schumer and got escorted right out of the venue.
The clip which features NSFW language but shows Schumer handling this heckler like a pro.
I got heckled last night https://t.co/9ta0ojSDyk
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) September 1, 2016
As someone who does comedy (no where near the level of Schumer, not a direct comparison) hearing a heckler who has intent during your performance to disrupt you, I can attest that it’s just the most insulting and disrespectful thing you can do to a comic. It’s not fun for anyone in the audience, unless you can flip the energy in the room like Schumer did here and make it a triumph for the show. If you love a band, you would not treat them this way, so why do it to comedian you like as well? – @kevkellam