Shit Talking and Ass Kicking: Heckling, Physical Violence and Realistic Death Threats in Stand-Up Comedy

@inproceedings{Shouse2020ShitTA,
  title={Shit Talking and Ass Kicking: Heckling, Physical Violence and Realistic Death Threats in Stand-Up Comedy},
  author={Eric Shouse},
  year={2020}
}
This chapter explains why despite breaking social taboos and even directly insulting audience members, stand-up comics are rarely physically attacked. That context is important for understanding the much rarer, but obviously significant, moments when stand-up comedians are verbally or physically assailed. Drawing upon over ten years of personal experience as a stand-up comic, as well as multiple in-depth interviews with professional and semi-professional comedians, Shouse attempts to understand… 

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