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Neil Patrick Harris Talks About Heckling the Hecklers: Sometimes It Involves Motorboating

By Vivian Kane | Videos | April 25, 2014 | Comments ()


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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.


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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • "Cross Dressing", is a sin, all in itself.

    Deuteronomy 22:5 deals with the issue of men dressing in women’s clothing and vice
    versa. In this passage God commands that a woman is not to wear that
    which pertains to a man and a man is not to wear that which pertains to a
    woman, for all that do so are an “abomination.” The Hebrew word
    translated “abomination” means "a disgusting thing, abominable".

    You are just digging the hole deeper.

  • pisswizard

    we're all just screaming

    into the void

    but some

    of us

    scream

    louder

  • Green_Eggs_and_Hamster

    Does it have anything to say on being a dumbass? I would like to know what some guy a few thousand years ago thought about people who are dipshits so I know how to treat your comment.

  • You know, I am a minister.
    A minister who says that "homosexuals, can easily go to Heaven".
    Is all I say.

    But
    I will forgive "one sin".
    But not "many".

    Homosexuality?
    Whatever.
    But "cross dressing"??
    That is another sin.

    And "acting effeminate"??
    That, is a sin, all by itself.

    So, as a drag queen, you officially
    Are dealing with "three mortal sins".
    Not one.

    My limit
    Is one.

  • pisswizard

    ps: some handy hints: http://www.oxforddictionaries....

    xoxo

  • pisswizard

    I feel

    like all

    your comments

    are poems

    really long, really pointless

    poorly written

    "weirdly punctuated"

    poems

  • God writes in poems.
    God writes in poems.

    "Ah, the Lord thy God, is he not a speaker in parables?"

    Ezekiel 20:49

  • pisswizard

    I don't think

    I would enjoy god's poems

    "because"

    the dude's an iffy writer.

    the bible, to me,

    is a lot like game of thrones

    it has

    some really "inventive"

    storylines

    but it has way too many

    characters and

    is weirdly, unnecessarily violent

    "and"

    could stand

    to be

    like, half the length.

    plus people get

    really worked up about it

  • Well, they torture you in Hell.
    Right?

    Blowtorches
    And such.

    Just don't want to go there.

    As, I am flammable.

  • pisswizard

    "hell: the poem"

    *ahem*

    i think that people

    for the most part

    are pretty simple

    and if

    you leave them alone

    they do terrible things

    so sometimes

    we need

    a little motivation

    to be good

    and since history

    is just that

    - a story -

    we tell

    ourselves

    and our children

    "the story"

    of what happens

    to bad people,

    or to good people,

    who do bad things

    so that they might be good -

    and i think

    that's important.

    it's not

    the story

    i got told

    or will tell

    but if it makes people try harder

    and be better

    then tell away, brother

    i guess.

    by rose

  • The punishment for homosexuality

    Says all you need to know.

    "32 And other men and women being cast down
    from a great rock precipice fell to the bottom, and again were driven by them
    that were set over them, to go up upon the rock, and thence were cast down to
    the bottom and they had no rest from this torment. And these were they that did defile their bodies behaving as women, and
    the women that were with them were they that lay with one another as a man with
    a woman."

    Apocalypse of Peter, verse 32.
    http://thenewholybible.org/the...

    You are welcome.

  • pisswizard

    damn, it removed my creative paragraph spacing.

    insert your own

    "i guess"

  • Green_Eggs_and_Hamster

    Yes, but you are a dumbass, and that is a far more grievous sin in the eye of the FSM. I am afraid I cannot forgive even the one.

  • The punishment, for homosexuality, in Hell, is "horrific".
    I should tell you.
    Worse, than the punishment for murder.

    Can you imagine that?
    Worse
    Than murder.

    It is listed, in "The Apocalypse of Peter", verse 32.

    32 And other men and women being cast down
    from a great rock precipice fell to the bottom, and again were driven by them
    that were set over them, to go up upon the rock, and thence were cast down to
    the bottom and they had no rest from this torment. And these were they that did defile their bodies behaving as women, and
    the women that were with them were they that lay with one another as a man with
    a woman.

    So..
    Bad news bears.
    No?

    Find a girl.

  • Green_Eggs_and_Hamster

    The punishment for being such a dumbass is so much worse than that. I almost feel sorry for what you shall endure. But, you are a dumbass, so it is not as though you do not deserve it.
    I would advise you to get a clue, but I doubt it will help. You are a dumbass, and shall unfortunately remain a dumbass and thus will reap your just punishment for dumbassery.

  • elirt

    I saw a fantastic production of "Hedwig" with Jinkx Monsoon (from RuPaul's Drag Race - photo below) and yes, Hedwig is supposed to interact a ton with the audience. The whole show is a pretense of us at an actual concert in crappy bar next to a stadium. My disappointment is the photo of Neil at the top - terrible make up job! :( Hedwig would never look so half assed.

  • emmelemm

    I also saw that show, and Jinkx Monsoon is a force of nature as well as the ultimate Hedwig. I love NPH, but nothing could be better than Jinkx's version.

  • The press also ran with one line out of a much longer exchange.

    The full heckler exchange was:

    Heckler: I love you, Neill!
    Hedwig: Who is Neill? (turns to Yitzhak, his back-up singer). You better not be Neil. (turns to heckler) I'm doing something up here, motherfucker!

    And, yes, Hedwig has always been an exercise in organized chaos. Hedwig, the character, is supposed to play off the audience response. As long as the story is told and the songs are sung by the end of the night, anything goes. Neil, for example, is spitting on the front row every night, in addition to the scripted car wash sequence and other interaction.

  • Miss Jane

    Hedwig punning on the word/name "Neil" are just so delicious to contemplate.

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