It’s a rare but real phenomenon: Audience member who falls asleep during live comedy show. I’ve seen it happen in recent years during the tapings of stand-up comedy specials for both Bill Burr and Greg Giraldo. And now it’s happened again.
This time in Ventura, Calif., and stand-up comedian Mike E. Winfield was not going to let the guy get away with it. Watch what happens as he leaves the stage to sit next to the sleeping audience member.
How would you handle it if you saw someone asleep (or snoring!) in the audience while you attempted to tell your jokes? Is sleeping worse than heckling? Ponder those thoughts while you watch this clip. Roll it!