Don’t be this guy who fell asleep during the live comedy show

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!

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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