Why You Shouldn't Heckle Louis C.K.

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Louis CK Shuts Down Heckler in New York

  • 03/14/2013 04:27 PM EDT

During a recent New York City Center special performance to benefit his kids’ school, a heckler interrupted Louis CK’s set to compliment him on his “sexy boots.”  

Handling the situation with the blunt, nuanced comedic grace that is his signature style, CK thanked the woman for the compliment, then reprimanded her.
 
Afterall, it is his job to perform live for the crowd, an impossibility if inconsiderate audience members persistently butt in.
 
“If you yell at a guy on the street you’re not ruining a show for 2,500 fucking people.”