How to Handle a Heckler

Three ways to turn interruptions into laughs.

by Teresa Palagano
eTalent Spotlight

There's almost always one in the audience: The drunk, the interrupter, the I'm-funnier-than-you loudmouth—the heckler. How to cope with idiotic shout outs from the crowd?

Steve Hofstetter, a standup comedian, whose brutal tour schedule consists of more than 100 colleges and dozens of clubs every year, knows how to shutdown the dissidents in the house. Here, his top three approaches.



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