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Jim Carrey Once Battled an Audience for 2 Hours

Jim Carrey Once Battled an Audience for 2 Hours
EVERYBODY HERE HAS PERFORMED STANDUP MANY, MANY TIMES OVER MANY YEARS AND YOU'VE ALL GOT INCREDIBLE STORIES FROM THOSE DAYS. ANDREW, WHAT'S ONE OF YOUR MOST MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES YOU'VE HAD? >> PERFORMANCES? >> James: YEAH. WELL, I WAS -- I USED TO PERFORM ON A BOAT CALLED THE QUEEN MARY IN LONG BEACH. >> James: LONG BEACH! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) >> YES, THAT'S NOT USUALLY THE RESPONSE FOR LONG BEACH, BUT YEAH, ON A DOCKED CRUISE SHIP IN BETWEEN A BURLESQUE SHOW, SO NAKED WOMEN AND A SEE-THROUGH GINGER MAN AT HALF TIME. >> James: REALLY? YEAH, THEY DIDN'T REALLY LOVE ME. SO ONE TIME A GROUP OF GANG MEMBERS CAME AT ME AND THROUGH SIGNS AT ME AND THEY SAID, WHAT IS THIS, LAST COMIC STANDING? I SAID, NO, THEY WOULDN'T LET ME ON THAT SHOW. THAT'S WHY I'M ON A BOAT IS THAT WHAT ABOUT YOU, AL? >> I REMEMBER THE HORROR STORIES, THE BAD GIGS. I HAD AN ENTIRE CROWD GET MACED. ( GASPED ) SOME LADY'S PEPPER SPRAY WENT OFF IF HER PURSE. IT WAS LIKE 300 PEOPLE COUGHING. THE MACE DIDN'T GET UP TO ME, SO I FELT FINE. I WAS GOING, WHAT'S GOING ON? WHY IS EVERYBODY COUGHING? WE GOT MACED! I SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT IS THIS YOU'RE A CRAPPY AUDIENCE, I'M GLAD YOU GOT MACED. I WAS SORT OF HOPING YOU WOULD GET MACED AND IT HAPPENED. >> James: WHAT A HUGE CAN OF MACE. WAS IT A GALLON OF MACE? JIM, IS THIS TRUE -- >> IT WAS A SEXUAL ABUSE CONVENTION. ( LAUGHTER ) >> James: JIM, IS THIS TRUE? THERE...
jim carrey once battled an audience for 2 hours
WAS ONE NIGHT WHERE YOU TOOK UP THE WHOLE EVENING -- >> EVERYBODY'S TIME. >> James: -- EVERY OTHER COMEDIAN ON THE BILL'S TIME ON STAGE. HOW LONG WERE YOU UP FOR? >> I WAS MESSED UP GOING IN. I HAD A MESS -- I WATCHED A CONNIE CHUNG INTERVIEW AND I WENT IN WITH THE EXPRESS VIEW OF GETTING IN A WAR WITH THE CROWD. I DID. I STAYED UP TWO HOURS BECAUSE THE HATE WAS COMING IN GIANT WAVES AND I COULDN'T LOSE THE FIGHT. SO I STAYED UP UNTIL ABOUT TWO HOURS LATER I SAID I WAS LEAVING TO A STANDING OVATION. ( LAUGHTER ) THEY LOVED IT. TAPER JUST, AAAHHH! LIKE THIS, AND I LEFT THE STAGE AND CRAWLED THROUGH THE CROWD AND JUMPED UP BEHIND THE PIANO AND BEGAN TO SING, I HATE YOU ALL, YOU GAVE ME CANCER. AND THE WHOLE AUDIENCE LEFT EXCEPT FOR FIVE PEOPLE WHO STOOD AROUND AND SAID, YOU ARE A GOD. YOU ARE A GOD. I TOOK THAT COMPLIMENT, GOT BACK IN THE CAR AND DROVE HOME AND CRIED ALL THE WAY HOME. >> James: BUT I CAN'T IMAGINE THE OTHER COMEDIANS WHO WERE ON THE BILL. >> THEY WERE NOT HAPPY. >> James: WHAT WAS THEIR REACTION? >> THAT'S HAPPENED FROM TIME TO TIME. BUT WE GO TO WAR EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE. WE'RE A FRIENDLY FAMILY TILL SOMEBODY SNAPS. >> James: YEAH. BUT EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THAT AS A COMIC. WHEN SOMEONE'S SNAPPING, ALL THE COMICS ARE AT THE BACK TO HAVE THE ROOM GOING IT'S HAPPENING! WE KNEW IT WAS COMING! >> THIS GUY IS NOTORIOUS FOR THAT KIND OF STUFF. >> ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS....
jim carrey once battled an audience for 2 hours
>> James: YOU DON'T STRIKE ME AS A SNAPPER. >> OH, HE IS. >> James: WHY? IT COMES OUT WHEN I SEE SOMETHING IN THE AUDIENCE THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED, I LOSE IT ON PEOPLE. PEOPLE OUT WITH THEIR PHONES. A LOT OF PEOPLE GET DRAGGED TO COMEDY CLUBS THAT DON'T WANT TO BE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE. AND SOME ARE A NIGHTMARE.