Comedian J-L Cauvin penned a missive in today’s Huffington Post about the female heckler. What he does is break down his last 10 years of comedy, only able to recall two times he’s been heckled by men and that he’s seen a “big rise in women sharing their opinions, sound effects and ‘making it about them’” Cauvin is even able to break it down into 5 types of female heckler he’s witnessed – Bachelorette parties, minority passive aggressive, disapproving woman with weak husband, the cougar table, and wooo girls/”No idea how to respond to a joke” lady.
Speaking from personal experiences this past week alone, I’ve witnessed “cougar table” and “woo girl / don’t know how to react” female hecklers at two different comedy shows in the city. So maybe he’s onto something? Read the rest of this entry