Matt Kirshen on hecklers

Matt Kirshen was in New York City last week (turns out he was supposed to tape Live At Gotham, but something happened with his paperwork?). Kirshen helped out fellow Last Comic Standing finalist Amy Schumer on a benefit show at Gotham, and also dropped in at Rififi on Friday night. Kirshen has strong joke-writing skills. He also made a point that’s open for debate. Kirshen claimed British hecklers are worse than Americans because they actually planned to heckle from the get-go, with the specific intent to ruin their night. Do you agree? What’s the most powerful ingredient in the making of a heckler: Alcohol? Stupidity? Need for attention? This would’ve been a great time to produce a poll widget.

Sean L. McCarthy

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