Luckily it’s not very often a heckler ruins a night of stand up comedy and most comics have a set plan to tackle a ‘big mouth’. Watch here ‘the master’ at work!
In his day Richard Pryor was the King of Stand Up and was known for visiting schools to speak with children in the hopes to help causes he felt very close to him. As a kid Richard was lacking confidence to communicate with his teachers and single mother. Often he went days without uttering a single world. But once Richard discovered a beautiful thing called Comedy he found the ability to communicate with anyone, often times making one too many friends in the process.
A favourite piece of advice given to children or people struggling with confidence or performing nerves,
“ALWAYS PICTURE THE AUDIENCE NAKED AND THAT CAN’T BE ALL BAD NOW CAN IT!”
Watch here Richard take on a pretty relentless crowd of hecklers –