When you are heckled during a performance, don’t engage the heckler in a debate.
We are entertainers, not members of a debating team.
Don’t compete or debate with a smart aleck in the audience. Competition will only motivate him to try to trip you up.
Debate is not entertaining, so don’t be tempted going into one.
People must like you in order to appreciate your entertainment. A performer who debates and engages a heckler in bitter verbal tussle will only create resentment instead of improve his likability quotient.
Wow! I can’t believe it. I just wrote a series of one-liners and one short paragraph. I’m being stingy with words today.