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Hey Kramer, Here's How Bill Hicks Handled Hecklers
Michael Richards was on Letterman tonight and to be honest, bro seemed out of it. We don't want to say he sounded like a guy strung out on something or a few fries short of a happy meal but everything was wrong. Even the backdrop CBS gave him was fucked up. It reminded us of a bad acid trip where everything you say comes out wrong and everything you do feels off and you just want to go to sleep and start over in the morning.
We love you Kramer and we only want the best for you which is why we suggest you study these two clips from the gone but not forgotten comedic genius Bill Hicks who was a master at the heckler put-down.
Please enjoy the Freebird heckler above and the You Suck heckler after the jump.