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Hecklers: (n) People who harass and try to disconcert others with questions, challenges, or gibes – they often think they're being really funny or clever. Hecklers have been the bane of the stand up comics since, well, probably the invention of comedy. They can make a good gig into the worst. One of the first things an up and coming comedian needs to learn to do is deal with these pests.
While it may seem odd, there are actually many different types of hecklers. Sure, most are just drunk idiots who think that they are funnier than the person being paid to tell jokes, but there are a few that really think that they are helping. Hecklers can even think that the comedian is talking directly to them. (These are the same type of people that sit alone in their apartments talking to the TV.)
This list compiles some of the best and funniest examples of true masters of the verbal beat down. Vote for your favorite and add any that have been missed.
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