VIDEO: FAMOUS Stand UP Comedians How They Deal with Hecklers

Written by Cate Misczuk

February 21, 2020

“You wanna know where I got my boots? They’re at the corner of: you can’t afford them and stop talking to me”. -Amy Schumer

Participation is zero percent of your grade at stand up shows. Heckling could even get you scolded, or the but of a new joke by the best comedians themselves. But hecklers don’t just target the new guys, even the comedy greats have had to handle them — so put together a compilation of some of the best heckling reactions for our own amusement.

I mean how would you like to be harassed while doing your job? Well actually, many of us deal with that in our own ways at work daily (am I right?). But essentially it’s rude. Just like it’s rude to talk during movies, or be that person standing up and blocking the crowd during the elementary school concert to take a video. You just shouldn’t do it.

But our pro’s have handled it well over the years. The video includes Richard Pryor, Jerry Seinfeld, George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Louis C.K., Hannibal Buress, T.J. Miller, Bo Burnham, Nick Kroll, Todd Barry, Breuer, Amy Schumer, Mitch Hedberg, Chris D’Elia, Doug Stanhope, Maron, Bill Murray, Patton Oswalt, Lisa Lampanelli, Jeff Ross, Steve Harvey, Sam Kinison, Ari Shaffir, Dana Carvey, Jim Gaffigan, Daniel Tosh, and Eddie Murphy — all shutting down audience jerks in their own way.

Watch the video here, and tell us if there are any funny ones Digg missed! We’d also love to hear any heckling stories you have from a stand-up show. Tell us in the comment below!