TV & FILM
bill-swift - July 13, 2012
Tosh.O host Daniel Tosh made a name for himself taking pot shots at people too stupid to know not to do something inane and then let it be seen online, but the Comedy Central host found himself as fodder for his own show this week when some controversial jokes he made about rape upset an outraged female audience took to her tumblr blog to spread the story and denounce the comedian.
When the woman called out to Tosh in the middle of his set that his jokes crossed the line, Tosh shot back with, 'Wouldn't it be funny if that girl got raped by like, five guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her...' While the comedian has since issued an apology and several high-profile stand-ups have come out to defend him, it's clear that calling for an honor rape in a Los Angeles comedy club is not the best way to deal with a heckler.
Tosh could learn a thing or two from these comedians, who all have a better grasp on what to do when an audience member tries to steal the spotlight:
#5 Louis CK If you've ever watched his FX show, then you know if nothing else, Louis CK is brutally honest. His method for dealing with a heckler: Eviscerate the very core of their souls.
#4 Zach GalifianakisThe Hangover actor Galifianakis takes the calm route, inviting an unruly audience member to become part of his act. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
#3 David Cross Fortunately acting in all those Alvin and the Chimpmunk movies hasn't softened the Mr. Show star from delivering a succinct and sharp F-you to an unruly hippy in his audience.
#2 Joe Rogan The Fear Factor host seems to incite hecklers, feeding off their interruptions the way his contestants must feed off of scorpions in an airtight sealed shark tank.
#1 Michael Richards Okay, maybe Tosh shouldn't use 'The Kramer Method.'