Well, I disagree with that approach. I am there to entertain not be a heckler because that is basically what you are doing is heckling the heckler.
I always try and bring the heckler into the show with me. I can find several ways to make the heckler my assistant for a few minutes.
From what I have learned over the years is that a heckler really is just jealous because they are not the center of attention. So, I give them the center stage and do something that makes it look like they did it. I will turn to the heckler when we are done and say remember we never tell how it is done. This usually works because the hecklers friends will start to bug him or her how was it done.
BTW I am new to this forum and to Penguin. I am most happy with the service I am receiving from Penguin. Applause to everyone at Penguin.
A little background I recently came out of Retirement (10 years) and will start to perform again in Sept. Yes, I will be ready. Would not want to make us look bad
Just my two Centavos