Thursday, March 20, 2008

Comic Deals With Hecklers Seriously

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One funnyman seriously knows how to deal with pesky hecklers.

Comedian Todd Glass – best known for his run on Last Comic Standing – is currently touring the country with David Spade, and says dealing with annoying hecklers comes with the stand-up comic territory.

But Glass knows exactly how to cut into bothersome bullies and handle heckling situations.

He says the best thing to do is be totally serious with the heckler and shut them up by getting support from the audience.

Glass explains, “I usually look at a heckler and say, completely seriously, ‘Hey, could you do me a favor and be quiet. I think the audience is here for a show, and I kind of work for the audience. So if you could let me do my job, that’d be great.’”

Glass says his calm, serious request completely “chokes up” any heckler and gets a delayed laugh from the audience, who end up siding with Glass.

And if his smooth approach doesn’t work, he has a sharp back-up plan.

He jokes, “A beer bottle to the head works too. It’s easy and effective!”

For Glass’ tour dates and cities, visit

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