Monday, April 9, 2012
Heckling Incident Leads to 'Filth'-y Shirt
"I was home one night many years ago watching the telly and some bloke wearing women's clothing was doing stand-up and killing," said Filth referring to Eddie Izzard. "I thought to myself if this guy saying nothing funny and is doing this well then I could just as easily do it and become huge."
Fuck if he was wrong.
"Fuck if I was wrong," repeated Filth. "It looks so easy on the TV but I did the open mic at a local comedy club and I figured I'd just go up there and tell some funny stories. I didn't want to be one of those guys that just tells jokes. I can just wing it because I am naturally funny."
Turns out Filth was wrong.
"It turns out I was wrong," he continued. "After what felt like ten seconds some spanish dude starts yelling at me to be funny. So I called him a cunt. I had nothing."
Filth was told by the club owner to work on his act and come back in six months.
"Six months? I figure after a year I would have my own sitcom."
Filth went to one more open mic were he ate his proverbial dick and never returned to intentional comedy again.