I pulled this bit, MY input, which appeared today, May 18, 2012, cuz I’m a Sociopath. Here you go:
Comedian Scott Capurro, renowned for near-the-knuckle humour, says:
“The whole point of stand-up comedy is to annoy people. If you aren’t offended you aren’t getting your money’s worth.
“There’s a social contract. When people come to see me they usually know what they are letting themselves in for. However, because comedy is becoming more mainstream, people who aren’t prepared for that are sometimes there and it can be a problem.
“But usually the audience likes being part of the show. They like watching you dissect them.
“There are rules. It’s never good to make fun of someone’s appearance or of people less powerful than you. But the worst thing is to ignore people.
“I have to deal with hecklers. The comedian has to stay in control. I’ve thrown drinks, I’ve turned tables over, I’ve punched people in the head – but that’s the worst route to take because it shows you don’t have the verbal discourse to handle it.”
The rest of the article – well, to be honest, the majority of the piece – can be found here:
It’s really intriguing to imagine one’s words might get them arrested, when one is only kidding. By one, I mean me. Prison? That would be the hungriest, most confined audience EVER. There’s no where to run. Those jailhouse bitches are the perfect stooges.
See you on the downlow.