I’ve witnessed some awkward things transpire at stand-up shows in New York: Lame attempts to heckle comedians, drunks who spill the drinks over audience members in the middle of a set, old people who get extremely offended, thinking a comedian shouldn’t talk about subjects most adults over the age of 18 should be able to handle. Stand-up comedian Adam Newman, however, had a real curveball thrown at him when the NYPD entered a comedy club he was performing at and arrested someone in the audience. Here’s the known backstory, according to Newman:
Apparently the dude was accused of robbing someone, but once he was arrested, said the accuser was trying to rob him. That’s all I know.
— Adam Newman (@Adam_Newman) October 13, 2014
Since Newman is still on stage, he tries to make lemons out of lemonade and, understandably, inquire to the police officers about what’s going on. He’s greeted by a warm, New York “WHY DON’T YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP?!” from the NYPD officer in what might be the most awkward heckler interaction ever…
Newman is a pretty funny dude, so be sure to check out his Comedy Central clips, in addition to the awkward exchange with the NYPD below.