Comedian lost for words after heckler destroys him after he asks what he does for a living
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It's not often a heckler vs comedian exchange ends up in favour of the heckler, but there are always outliers. Case in point:
As you can see, the stand-up comic who goes by the name Vittorio Angelone got hilariously roasted by an audience member during a recent gig.
And he'll be the first to admit it, captioning a clip of the roast with 'sometimes the heckler wins'.
The exchange started off as it normally does, with the Belfast comedian spotting a couple walking through the crowd mid-way through his set.
Putting them on the spot, he asks: "Shall we do some transitory crowd work while you're leaving?"
Amid chuckles from the audience, he establishes the couple's names, Fraser and Verity, before finding out that they're both students studying Economics and Law and International Relations respectively.
But just as he was walking out the door, Fraser then chimes in: "Very fun... what do you do for a living?"
The crowd then erupts into laughter as Vittorio's jaw drops to the ground, leaving the comedian lost for words.
After composing himself, he says: "Did I just get drive-by heckled? You've all witnessed a hit and run today."
Yep, it's safe to say he was well and truly done at that point - at least he could see the funny side to it and didn't kick off like some other stand-ups would.
He even shared the clip on his social media pages, joking on TikTok: "Doing a run of shows in London then heading on tour in the new year. Get involved and I’ll bring Fraser with me on the road."
And none other than Verity commented on the post saying 'THAT'S ME', and showing what a good sport he is, Vittorio replied: "Drop us a message and I’ll sort you two free tickets to my next Manchester show."
What a guy. Plenty of people agreed, with one commenting: "10/10 heckle and a 10/10 recovery."
"My favourite heckle of all time," said another, while a third quipped, "Pass the mic to Fraser so he can drop it!"
Over on Instagram, people were just as amused. "Your reaction is funnier than his comment, well handled fair play," said one user about Vittorio's reaction.
Another who could be in the comedy biz themselves said: "You couldn’t get me to post a clip of getting bodied this hard if you hooked my nips up to a car battery with crocodile clips," to which Vittorio replied, "I’m a servant to comedy."
If you'd like to see Vittorio perform in real life (and perhaps see some more expert heckler handling), you can get tickets here for his award nominated show at the Soho Theatre, with dates running from 23 to 28 January, 2023.