Good heckler comebacks

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Digital Larry, May 16, 2019.

  1. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Ah, but I'm saying these insults don't work. It's like you throw out a homophobic slur and the rest of the audience goes, "not cool, man".
     
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    You can brutally insult someone without having to resort to homophobic, racial or other slurs - just concentrate on the target as an individual and how that person has behaved. That usually works.
     
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    Agreed. Now excuse me, this broom aint gonna push itself.
     
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    At that point, it isn't about the Audience.
    It's about somebody getting in my face.
    Defuse the Heckler, make Apologies afterwards.
     
  5. BigDaddyLH

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    That's what Michael Richards thought.
     
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    I’ve told this story before but we used to play a club called The Texas Tux back in the early 90’s. It was our favorite gig and we got along great with all the staff. The bartenders would heckle us (and we them) constantly. They would yell “Devil Went Down To Georgia!” all the time because they knew we hated that song. We worked up a version of DWDTG that we mixed with Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” where the words and music changed abruptly from one verse to the next.

    “.. blah blah blah...”
    “He was lookin' for a soul to steal
    He was in a bind
    'Cause he was way behind
    And he was willin' to make a deal”

    “So I took a big chance at the high school dance
    With a missy who was ready to play
    Was it me she was foolin'?
    'Cause she knew what she was doin'
    Taught me how to walk this way
    She told me to.. “

    “...rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard
    'Cause hell's broke loose in Georgia, and the devil deals the cards
    And if you win, you get this shiny fiddle made of gold
    But if you lose, the devil gets your soul”

    “Like this .... “

    etc, etc,...

    It backfired on us big time because they would get the DJ to announce we would open the next set with it and make us play it...:(
     
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    For the longest it befuddled me how he could have been that oblivious and callous to say that to these men. Then I read somewhere that he has aspergers. I’m not trying to defend what he said, it’s just that I have a hard time believing that someone that racist could be so successful and been in the public eye for so many years and never before was his being a racist talked about. Not to my knowledge anyway. It’s possible the stress of doing stand up and then being distracted might have triggered a meltdown. Again, not defending him. I just try to make sense of it.

    Edit: By the way, I am NOT a psychiatrist or psychologist.
     
  9. Endless Mike

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    I've seen those sort of responses set a heckler off. In one case the only thing that saved our band leader from getting hurt was a bass player who was only slightly smaller, and every bit as muscle bound as Lou Ferrigno. I've seen other similar instances. I've learned that it is wisest to leave hecklers alone.
     
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  10. O- Fender

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    Cannot remember the name of the solo singer but he was quite effeminate, which prompted the obvious name calling from some caveman thinking he was clever.
    Heckler: ((comment about being effeminate) )
    Singer: Awww. Someone needs a hug.
    Heckler: ((homophobic name))
    Singer: That's OK. He's upset that I'm more of a man than he is... ((finger snap)) and more of a woman than he will ever get.
     
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    At a Cecil Taylor show the audience dares not even make a slurping sound.
    Bars don't want him because the audience stops drinking and stares in awe.

    Bil is cool as hell too, but Cecil is like falling into the sun.
     
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