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Hecklers

Postby MagicWhiz » August 18th, 2008, 2:17 am

How do you deal with them?
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Re: Hecklers

Postby mrgoat » August 18th, 2008, 9:03 am

Shoot them in the face.

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Re: Hecklers

Postby Rick Maue » August 18th, 2008, 1:50 pm

Greetings,

You can always try this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it9kpZHXhxI

WARNING: Please note that this is how the great George Carlin often handled those in the audience that caused disturbances. It is actually a little less subtle than the previous suggestion from mrgoat. Remember, you were warned, so please don't complain about the content if you listen to it.


Keep the change,
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Re: Hecklers

Postby Dave Egleston » August 18th, 2008, 2:41 pm

Carlin (without watching the video) had an act that didn't involve the audience in any interactive way.

When I went to see him last year (worst non-magic show I've ever paid to see) He immediately had 3-4 people ejected and explained that his act doesn't lend itself to audience participation. He memorized big portions his act and if you interrupted him, he lost his place.

That doesn't work with magic acts mainly because you need the audience participation, unfortunately that allows the patrons to believe they are a part of your act.


Silly Billy's book about children's entertainment has some great ideas about audience management/participation that work just as well for adults.

If you're talking about teenage audiences - good luck! Peer pressure and mob mentality can really take over quickly and spiral out of control!

Not trying to sound like a "grammar host" but there is at least one big topic about this in the archives somewhere.

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Re: Hecklers

Postby mai-ling » August 18th, 2008, 2:46 pm

talking back is always best.
my dad is always been good about that.

although when he is the heckler,
you don't even stand a chance.
you will remember my name
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