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A field guide to the five worst types of hecklers

At some point during their comedy careers, every standup comic has to deal with a heckler. A truly annoying heckler can derail even experienced comedians, and also make audiences uncomfortable. While most hecklers think they're being funny and can be shamed into silence with a pithy rejoinder from a talented comic, there are a few heckler sub-species that simply refuse to shut up, regardless of the comedian's reaction.

Continue reading for our guide to the five worst types of hecklers.

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