Neil Patrick Harris Talks About Heckling the Hecklers: Sometimes It Involves Motorboating
Last week Neil Patrick Harris got some attention for yelling at a heckler during a performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Side bar: is the person still a heckler if they yell out “I love you” or other nice things? Are they hecklers? Love-lers? Whatever, they’re dumbasses.
Anyway, Harris explained that he, Neil, wasn’t heckling the heckler. It was his angry German transgender character, Hedwig who yelled back “I’m doing something up here, motherf*cker!” He went on Letterman to talk about how this was actually not a rare occurrence. Hedwig interacts with the audience all the time and, in fact, that guy got off easy. He could have been publicly motorboated.
Vivian Kane may have to take up heckling, now that she knows it may result in NPH making out with her.