So hecklers are the biggest douchebags in the universe according to some lame documentary I recently purchased. But I've been out to way too many clubs and did not feel sorry for the comic when heckling began...
- When the comic asks the audience a million not-so-rhetorical questions. What a surprise, everyone shouts out things, and sorry if the audience doesn't stop and start exactly when the comic wants them too. "You idiots are just supposed to setup my joke!!"
- When the comic is clearly bombing and sways from their material to attack the audience. "Why aren't you laughing?" "They were laughing here last night" "What's wrong with you people!?" ...yeah, it's our fault we blew $10 and you ain't funny, asshole.
- When the comic rips into a random audience member endlessly for no apparent reason. Did the audience member heckle first? Rip into him. Did the audience member just sit close to the front and mind his own business when the comic decided to tear into you for five minutes straight cause he needed a victim for his latest barrage of hack insult jokes? Heckle back.
I wouldn't heckle for any reason, but it's just no surprise when the audience does for these reasons. Comics seem to bring this onto themselves quite often.