Last year, I posted a video on YouTube of my performance at a club called Hurricane Bay in Phoenix. I was doing my regular stand up comedy routine when a heckler decided to insult me. He got more than what he bargained for. Here is the video:
In my opinion, a heckler insulting an experienced comedian on stage is like an average guy challenging a mixed martial artist in the UFC to a fight. Doing either of these things is very foolish, and in both instances the challenger is going to get clobbered.
Recently, my video is getting some negative feedback from some other YouTube users. They started to post insults about me. Just for fun, I decided insult them back. You can check out the conversation here:
Two out of the three people as of right now had nothing to say back to me. One guy with a handle of "iRULEYAY" did respond. He had nothing original or clever to say. He resorted to cheap shots such as saying I was middle aged and bald. It's a shame he is not smart enough to come up with something funny. I feel sorry for him. He is only 17, and based on his sense of humor, I would say he's going to grow up to be like Michael Richards. When Michael Richards was challenged by a heckler, he resorted to yelling unfunny racial slurs. We all know how his career is going now.
Whether you are a comedian, or just someone trying to have fun picking on your friends, insulting someone just to be mean is not funny or intelligent. Be smarter than your opponent. If you insult someone cleverly, your "victim" will be laughing his ass off too.
Comedians regularly have roasts. I have been fortunate enough to participate in a few of these events. All of the participants are friends, but during a roast, we get to make fun of each other as much as we want. During my roast, this was what Dietrick Shelton had to say about me:
"What's the difference between me and John Griggs? I'm not saying 'Get off my girlfriend Dietrick!'"
I still laugh when I think about him saying this. I am going to end this post with a video of another intelligent comedian ripping his opponent to shreds. His name is "Hair Jordan". This is from an episode of MTV's "Yo Momma". This is going to be the "Comedy Video of the Week". Watch and learn.