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Topic: Hecklers getting Destroyed!

I've been meaning to start a thread on this for a good while now as it's something that I wanted to highlight - the destruction of tedious hecklers wherever they turn up by the speaker they are relentlessly heckling. I intend to post some video examples of hecklers being destroyed and perhaps we can discuss them in this thread. Of course, please feel free to upload your own videos/stories/anecdotes etc. of hecklers getting destroyed by a speaker wherever it may have occurred over the years.

Here's the first such video from You Tube - an excerpt from the BBC coverage of the 1979 British General Election and the announcement that then Prime Minister James Callaghan MP had been returned to his Cardiff East seat (though he of course lost the General Election to the Conservative leader Margaret Thatcher). Here he deals with another candidate for the constituency - a selfish heckler called Pat Arrowsmith very well and very professionally in my view. It's also rather funny in places and not at all dry in content:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv0-stddBto

I'd love to hear your views on this thread and this first video we will be looking at.

Let's get a good and fun debate going here!  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

Last edited by Silhouette Man (23rd Mar 2018 15:07)

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Re: Hecklers getting Destroyed!

Here's another You Tube clip, this time of my favourite stand-up comedian Stewart Lee destroying a heckler in the only way he can -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZQod7j-Cak

ajb007/lol

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I remember a discussion between a few comedians, who said many hecklers
Think they're doing the comic a favour, helping out almost.  ajb007/rolleyes They haven't
Figured out that Comedians work for ages on routines, timing stories to get the
Laughs in the right places. It must be terrible for a comic to be starting a good 10
minute routine about , childbirth only to have some numpty jump in Two minutes in
Destroying his timing and well worked out act.  ajb007/mad
  I think some hecklers think the comic just tells jokes that come in to his head on
Stage and have no idea of rehearsals and fine tuning material.

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb6DkVSJTGo
Ten minutes of Jimmy Carr dealing with various hecklers.  ajb007/lol

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Ive seen  Chubby Brown live ,and his put down of hecklers is just brill ,he dosnt get int conversation with them ,he just calls them a very rude name ,the audience rolls up with laughter,drowns out the heckler

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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He's brilliant AS. I have 3 of his dvds.

Dave Spikey as Jerry St Clair destroying a heckler.


https://youtu.be/NjI3Uf_gynI

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I do sometimes think with Chubbs,that his crowd ,heckle on purpose ,just so he can abuse them ,great Northern humour

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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Obama disarms heckler's nuclear question:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-6HX62ZoPc

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I think I'll be the heckler of this thread and defend the hecklers  ajb007/shifty

Once when the author Jens Bjørneboe attended a lecture someone from the audience shouted: "Speak louder!" Bjørneboe joined in and  shouted: "And be funnier!"  ajb007/lol

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I always remember an old Billy Connolly video, in which he tells a heckler
" I don't go to your place of work, and tell you how to clean toilets !"  ajb007/biggrin

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Number24 wrote:

I think I'll be the heckler of this thread and defend the hecklers  ajb007/shifty

Once when the author Jens Bjørneboe attended a lecture someone from the audience shouted: "Speak louder!" Bjørneboe joined in and  shouted: "And be funnier!"  ajb007/lol

Well yes, of course heckling works both ways - something I should probably mentioned in the OP.

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Although I don't care very much for Bill Clinton (or his wife for that matter) I did find this response to a heckler who enquired about Clinton visiting the Bohemian Grove club rather funny as he was speaking to an obvious conspiracy theorist who probably doesn't leave the confines of his PC very often:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8y-FPQlNfI

Last edited by Silhouette Man (21st Mar 2018 20:25)

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Some very interesting videos on UK political heckling from yesteryear:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLg9MAbHds8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXSMdwdkdmM

The Hecklers (1966) film in full - Newsnight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRjDusinQdc&t=874s

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always shaken wrote:

I do sometimes think with Chubbs,that his crowd ,heckle on purpose ,just so he can abuse them ,great Northern humour

I'm not the world's biggest Chubby Brown fan, but he did come up with one memorable put down to a heckler:

"Haven't I seen you on television - interference."

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Silhouette Man wrote:

I've been meaning to start a thread on this for a good while now as it's something that I wanted to highlight - the destruction of tedious hecklers wherever they turn up by the speaker they are relentlessly heckling. I intend to post some video examples of hecklers being destroyed and perhaps we can discuss them in this thread. Of course, please feel free to upload your own videos/stories/anecdotes etc. of hecklers getting destroyed by a speaker wherever it may have occurred over the years.

Here's the first such video from You Tube - an excerpt from the BBC coverage of the 1979 British General Election and the announcement that then Prime Minister James Callaghan MP had been returned to his Cardiff East seat (though he of course lost the General Election to the Conservative leader Margaret Thatcher). Here he deals with another candidate for the constituency - a selfish heckler called Pat Arrowsmith very well and very professionally in my view. It's also rather funny in places and not at all dry in content:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv0-stddBto

I'd love to hear your views on this thread and this first video we will be looking at.

Let's get a good and fun debate going here!  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

Remembering those times, I do have a little sympathy for Pat Arrowsmith, as almost no debate on Northern Ireland was permitted in the English media at the time. Ironically, ranting in that way was the only way she could gain access to the mainstream media, but it also ensured that she didn't put forward anything approaching a coherent argument and that nobody listened.

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Silhouette Man wrote:

Some very interesting videos on UK political heckling from yesteryear:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLg9MAbHds8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXSMdwdkdmM

The Hecklers (1966) film in full - Newsnight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRjDusinQdc&t=874s

Thank you for this - not had time to watch the whole thing yet, but Harold Wilson was very good at put-downs. Politicians of his era were more used to public meetings than the stage-managed robots we often see today.