Hecklers / by Chris Duffy

When I tell people I'm a comedian, one of the first questions is always "Have you been heckled?" Of course. Every comic gets heckled sometimes. I've been lucky in that my hecklers have always either led to a funny exchange or been quickly kicked out. I knew my luck would run out at some point. Yesterday, I was performing outside for a conference in Malibu when a wild parrot flew directly behind the stage and started shrieking at full volume. I finally stopped talking and turned around. The parrot waited until every audience member was staring right at it and then shrieked one last time and triumphantly flew away right past my face. I'm not sure if anyone filmed it or not, but I assume it's only a matter of time before there's a viral video online of "Parrot Heckler Destroys Comedian".