Saw Norm MacDonald at Caroline's the other week. Great stuff and surprisingly dark (jokes about heart attacks, shallow graves, etc.). Lots of yobos shouting out stuff during the set too. Norm's way of handling it? Ignoring 'em. He would just plow straight on through as if he couldn't hear a thing. It was pretty effective too. When one guy finally did get him to pay attention, Norm just chuckled and explained why he wasn't going to respond: "I don't really have a lot of standup skills." And then went right back into his set. A crowd like that can def make you see why people like Birbigs or CK prefer doing theaters to clubs though.
Labels: about standup
Permalink | 10/06/2008