Carol Hartsell: Sorry, Hecklers, You ARE Ruining It For Everyone
Huffington Post - about 4 years
I am not proud to admit this. I am a long-time comedy fan, writer, producer, and, in my current job, a comedy editor. I think comedians are brave, important artists who almost never get the respect they deserve from audiences and industry alike.
And I, Carol Hartsell, am a heckler.
Sure, I could equivocate and say, "I only did it twice and I didn't even like it," but let's just call things what they are. I have heckled, ergo, I am a heckler. Here's a brief explanation of the two times I committed, albeit unintentionally, this egregious crime:
INCIDENT #1 Auburn University, Auburn, AL, Fall 1996
Dave Attell was performing at my university to a full-house of about 400 students. It was an election year and I was planning to vote for Bill Clinton for the second time. I was wearing a hat. Attell, knowing he was on a very conservative college campus, asked, "So are you guys planning on voting for Dole?" There was some applause. I, however, reacted with disgust and in a mis
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