A comedian performing in New Jersey comes across a convenient heckler.
Ariel Elias was recently on set at Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club Point Pleasant Beach. In the meantime…a woman in the crowd interrupted her and started talking politically…specifically thinking about who she voted for.and landed Joe Biden.
Things were certainly tense, but Ariel kept her cool and rolled with punches..
It’s unclear who exactly did this… but someone threw a semi-full beer can straight up in Ariel’s direction on stage – it just missed her head.. Like almost everyone else, she was shocked.
I hear what sounds like a man saying he’s never coming back, and what sounds like a staff member telling him he can’t do that. increase!!!
There’s more to the story… whoever threw that beer is going to pay for it, apparently. It’s unclear if the police were called that night and if he was arrested, but Uncle Vinnie doesn’t seem to let this go.
The Fwiw Club is pressing charges against the man and has booked me to come back in April.
— Ariel Elias (@Ariel_Comedy) October 9, 2022
As you can imagine, AE has gotten a lot of praise from people in the comedy world for how they handled this. Not only did she turn a crazy situation upside down, she did it with so much humor…even in the face of violence.