"Should performers be held accountable for not coping well with hecklers?"
And if they are, then the hecklers can have them.
I have seen plenty of outstanding, established comedians (Patton Oswalt, Louis CK, Zach Galifianakis) deal with hecklers. So it's just not true that only the unfunny ones get heckled/have the hecklers not "shouted down" by the audience. I don't think it's instinctive for most good egg audience members to engage hecklers in any way, shape or form. They let security or the comedian himself do tat.
Shakespeare's audience was perhaps not as well behaved as you are. Since the play was so long, people would leave their seats and go looking for food to eat and ale to drink during the performance, or perhaps go visit with their friends. .
So when you pay to see a comedy show and the comedian stops telling jokes and lets non-comedians bring it to a screeching, unfunny halt, you're actually worse
you should not be forced to wager your ticket price on the chance that you'll end up at a heckler-fest that the venue and comedian don't squash.
« Older Here we learn how to properly use a squat toilet. ... | Due to budget cuts, CBC's Radi... Newer »
This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments
Buy a Shirt