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.”
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.