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Hecklers: Next Day Regret?

Nathan Timmel | Posted 07.17.2015 | Comedy
Nathan Timmel

In my line of work--stand up comedian--you deal with people who are drinking. As a whole, people are good and can handle their alcohol, but every so often you run into someone who would have done society a favor by staying home.

Gabriel Arana

Charleston Heckler Calls CNN's Don Lemon And Obama 'Uncle Toms' | Gabriel Arana | Posted 06.20.2015 | Media

For once, CNN anchor Don Lemon isn't making news for malapropisms or off-color questions. During a live segment Thursday in Charleston, South Caro...

Russell Westbrook's Terrible Night Night Includes Argument With Fan

Posted 10.31.2014 | Sports

Things just kept getting worse for Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook on Thursday night. Facing the Los Angeles Clippers, Westbrook w...

A Girl Comic and Her Heckler

Lianna Carrera | Posted 01.31.2014 | Comedy
Lianna Carrera

As the night progressed, and each time I'd walk past their group I'd hear him taunt. And each time I'd hide my growing annoyance with a "See ya there!" Comics loathe hecklers for a variety of reasons but we don't fear them.

Worst Comedy Audience Ever?

Posted 10.25.2013 | Comedy

Just in time for Halloween, Key & Peele have introduced us to the most horrifying stand-up set ever. What happens when you put an insult comic in ...

The History of Mrs. Obama's Heckler, or Caught Between Civil Rights and a Hard Place

Jim Downs | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Jim Downs

On one level, I recognize how this is a highly charged political throw down between two oppressed groups that rarely get the national microphone. I then worry about activists, regardless of their political stripes, disrespecting Mrs. Obama more than other first ladies.

Rick Perry Heckled

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was interrupted Wednesday while giving a speech on health care at an Austin hotel. One heckler repeatedly called on Perry...

Running Toward The Blast: An Ordained Comedian's Perspective On Terrorists And Hecklers

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

In comedy and in life, there will always be people who want to bring us down. So all I can do is utter this humble prayer: When the crisis hits, may God give us the courage to stay the course, to straighten up in defiance, and to always -- always -- run toward the blast.

WATCH: This Is Why You Never Heckle Comedians

Posted 02.20.2013 | Comedy

This is why you never interrupt a comedian during his or her act -- ever. Comedian Harrison Greenbaum went after a drunken "douchebag" at the Friars C...

Re-Misunderstanding Heckling

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 03.16.2013 | Comedy
Liz Joynt Sandberg

I'm relatively new to comedy, so my skills to shut the heckling down are akin to a dog with a new pair of roller-skates. It's awkward, and while there's usually plenty to laugh at, the dog is totally out of control.

Comedy Resolutions For 2013

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn & Ross Luippold | Posted 01.03.2013 | Comedy

Here at HuffPost Comedy, we get to spend the year finding the funniest stuff on the Internet and trying our hardest to get you, our readers, to love t...

All Hecklers Are Officially On Cocaine

Posted 11.30.2012 | Comedy

If you heckle a comedian, the world is going to go ahead and assume you're on cocaine. For the second time in a few weeks, coke was found on the pe...

WATCH: This Heckler Is About To Get Utterly Humiliated

Posted 11.13.2012 | Comedy

Around four minutes into this video of comedian Jake Weisman performing stand-up at Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans on Saturday, a heckler goes from bein...

Louis C.K. Was A Perfect Gentleman To Screaming Audience Member

Posted 12.28.2012 | Comedy

In a season one episode of Louis C.K.'s "Louie," he shuts down a heckler at the Comedy Cellar by calling her the c-word after she interrupts his set. ...

Comedy vs. Being the Bully

Lianna Carrera | Posted 09.24.2012 | Comedy
Lianna Carrera

There's a difference between comedians and the bullies, and we know it. Comedy remembers responsibility to something, and most of time that is to a sense of decency, timing, and place.

10 Amazing Stories Of Hecklers Getting Pwned | Posted 06.27.2012 | Comedy

A live stand-up comedy show audience is the closest real life gets to the Internet mentality. Maybe it's the booze. Maybe the atmosphere puts off an "...

When a Heckler Goes Too Far

G.L.O.C. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Comedy

Any stand-up worth their weight in salt has had to face the dreaded heckler. In the case with Gaby Dunn, the heckler turns out to be terrifying and you end up feeling personally threatened.

Why Do These Wimps Need a Magazine?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

From the very beginning, I said that ten percent of men will "get" the Good Men Project right away, ten percent will never get it, and eighty percent will need convincing.

Does Free Speech Mean Free to Offend?

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Terry Kelhawk

Obviously life is full of offense. We can't legislate good taste or make everything that offends everyone illegal. Freedom of speech entails the freedom to offend. But that doesn't mean we have to offend.

Why Do Tea Party Protesters Believe Only They Have a Right to Robust and Raucus Speech?

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

The Supreme Court has defended the right of citizens to engage in robust and raucous colloquy. That ruling applies not only to Tea Party protesters but to all Americans as well.

Kahane terrorists threaten Rahm Emanuel's family in East Jerusalem

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

It's not simply "hecklers" bothering White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and his family, visiting Israel and East Jerusalem for their 13-year-old ...

Doug Lamborn Town Hall In Springs Turns Heated

The Colorado Springs Gazette | Dean Toda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Civility took a beating Monday when Rep. Doug Lamborn held another town hall meeting on the nation's hottest political topic: health care. A vocal mi...

Joe Wilson: Just Another Heckler in the Crowd

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Once you've spent day after day among the constituents -- hearing the president being called a Nazi, a commie, a socialist tool, a terrorist mole -- calling Barack Obama a liar must have seemed almost quaint.

Sam Stein

McCain Speech Interrupted by Iraq Vet Heckler | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain's acceptance speech got off to a rocky start on Thursday night when, on three separate occasions, he was interrupted by protesters, twice ...