- May 3, 2018
I'm making an "Assassin's Deck" of heckler killers, what are some of your best to write on cards?
^Listen to the councilor, he is wise beyond his years.
I usually kill them with kindness. they feel like A Holes and stop bothering me. Also what David said above... if you are noticing an influx of hecklers, it may be because you are unintentionally inviting them. Unless you are like Joe Rogan and baiting and destroying hecklers is like your thing... haha
I have used "do as i do" tricks in the past on hecklers, which is very effective. But again, when you do magic fro twelve years, sometimes you get obnoxious people, and it's fun for everyone including them if you have them read a card that has something funny written on it.RealityOne's advice sets a great tone for your performance. Its best to not create an atmosphere where people heckle. Confronting a heckler by trying to out heckle them can create an atmosphere of you versus them rather than a journey together. It makes a "whose the bigger alpha" scenario and can breed more hecklers. If it escalates to the point of where you would consider using an assassin deck cgstorz has some great advice.
Leave or say something to the effect that if the group would like to see more magic you'll return when the offending person is done. If you were doing well and the group likes you they will take care of the heckler for you. If they don't take care of the heckler on your behalf then maybe you weren't doing as well as you thought.
As for a heckler killer....get them on your side. Most people aren't trying to give you a hard time they are trying to be entertaining or funny and possibly would like some attention too. Learn a few tricks where the audience is the hero of the effect and use the heckler as the participant.