You know what’s the worst? Hecklers at a comedy show. You know, yelling insults, swearing, flashing their flashlights, having guns, arresting people. Oh wait. That’s the police.
For comedian Adam Newman, it was both. Newman was performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater when a group of four police officers came in, apparently to arrest a member of the audience. When Newman attempted to roll with it and made some cracks about the unusual occurrence, one of the cops yelled at him to ‘Shut the f*** up.”
Newman is a terrific comedian, but as a general rule, I would love it if it was part of the NYPD’s duties to shut down standup sets that weren’t going well.