Man, I consider myself to have an excellent sense of humor and medium to thick skin, but I could never get up in front of the entire crowd only to hear that I look like a tranny or something else even more insulting. Granted, the majority of the volunteers were men. Men who apparently were emotionally ready to hear that they looked like they were recently released from prison or that they had nice “racks”. And these were the tame insults. Most of them were extremely vulgar (read: hilarious) yet the guys just stood up there either laughing at themselves or turning into the next type of comedy show attendee, the…
The ones who don’t know how to respond to being made the butt of a joke. They just freeze on stage or say something awkward. Also clueless are the people that come in late to a comedy show. Or get up to leave the room. First of all, if you’re walking in late, you are asking to be pointed out by the comedienne and made fun of. Just laugh, wave and keep quiet. No one really wants to hear why you’re late. And seriously, even if you have to go to the bathroom, don’t get up in the middle of the show. Don’t you know how this is going to end? But even worse than the clueless are the ones who…
Think Their Comediennes
The ones who either heckle the guy on stage or respond to the comedienne with something that they’re sure is hilarious. These people also tend to be the ones who try keep the audience/comedienne interaction going on longer than appropriate. You can usually tell when the bit is over but that audience member is high on their “fame” and wants it to last as long as possible.
I just want people to know how to act in this setting. Its times like this, I cringe and roll my eyes and thank God that my horse is so high. I then pat myself on the back and congratulate myself for being an awesome audience member.