Louis C.K. Hilariously Shames Complimentary Heckler During Stand-Up Performance
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Louis C.K. Hilariously Shames Complimentary Heckler During Stand-Up Performance

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | March 14, 2013 | Comments ()


Now this is why we love Louis C.K., because most any other act -- who had been complimented on his boots by a random audience member -- would've ignored that person or politely said thank you, which might have fueled further comment of an effusive nature. Louis C.K., though? He shuts that sh*t down, and then launches into a fantastic spiel about how one should not talk to the talent while the talent is performing. "It's not appropriate to speak. It's not appropriate to yell sh*t at me right now."

According to a Gawker commenter (via Gothamist), the lady still could't manage to keep her pie hole closed.

I was at this show, and it got much worse later on. About 30 minutes later, as Louis was trying to segue into a joke about the zoo, the same woman yelled something like, "Have you ever seen the monkey who smokes cigarettes?" He fucking lost it on her. He told her that she was a terrible, mean-spirited person, and basically reenacted his conversation with the woman outside the comedy club from the heckler episode of Louie. It was pretty great.

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  • Ben

    and the videos down.

  • e jerry powell

    Damn it.

    For as long as it lasts:

    And of course, Arianna got her own copy that, while shorter, appears to be legal.

  • Viking

    Our local comedy club has annoyingly long and loud pre-show music and announcements designed to drown out any ongoing conversation and make it crystal clear that you are not to heckle or talk over top of the performers. It still doesn't deter the drunken bachelor parties and birthday girls from doing it anyway. The rest of the audience didn't pay admission to listen to the drunken assholes, and it is disrespectful to the performers. In spite of all of this I still have yet to see the management throw anyone out. I don't understand that.

  • Viking

    I saw M.Ian Black and M. Showalter at a show in VA. The entire time they were onstage (separately) these young, moronic, drunk girls were yelling, interjecting, flirting and trying desperately to be their groupies. They were worse with Black and at one point he finally shut them up by firmly and bitchily explaining that they were obnoxious and disruptive and he was never, ever, going to have anything to do with them. The applause was deafening. I just wish he'd done it sooner, they were drowning him out in places.

  • ViciousTrollop

    Now I just really want to see his boots though.

  • dizzylucy

    Seriously, this whole post was one big footwear tease.

  • Arran

    He did something similar when I saw him in Chicago. It wasn't mean, it was basically just "Yes, thank you. It's not your turn to talk. Please shut up." The applause after that was deafening.

  • John G.

    The only thread connecting comedian Louis CK and whatever it is that Tracy Morgan is, Belly Flashing!

  • lowercase_ryan

    So I saw his show in Phoenix a month ago (they taped it for an HBO special coming out in April) and some woman was talking to her friend in the second or third row. Louis got PISSED. Stopped the show, yelled at her, made an example of her, told her he would have her kicked out, blah blah blah. The audience loved it and she didn't say anything the rest of the show.

    At this point how do you not know how he deals with people like this? Shut up, it's not worth it.

  • Slash

    Why don't clubs kick assholes like this out? Don't they have bouncers? Isn't that what bouncers are for? To remove annoying assholes?

  • You know what else is not appropriate? Taping a show from the audience.

  • bleujayone

    If a tongue lashing from Louis C.K. in response to her verbal Hershey squirts isn't going to work and if the venue's staff cannot be bothered to take proper action, then perhaps mob justice is called for. 2,500 fellow audience members shouting "Shut the fuck up!" at her in perfect unison comes to mind.

  • zeke_the_pig

    Excellent. Justified.
    I also always love seeing that picture as I like to imagine that it's Louis' belly talking about his head.

  • cinemaniac

    I want to see his reaction to her second comment. Get on it!

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