Jamie Kennedy needs a dictionary

I can’t say I’m a huge fan of his work, but I’m interested in anything that discusses stand-up related issues. As such, I was curious to see the trailer for his upcoming documentary film, Heckler. It starts out logically enough with clips of Kennedy and other comedians being heckled and sit down interviews of guys like Joe Rogan and David Cross talking about hecklers. From there, things get a little weird.

See it for yourself here:

heck·le /ˈhɛkəl/ verb, -led, -ling, noun
–verb (used with object)
1. to harass (a public speaker, performer, etc.) with impertinent questions, gibes, or the like; badger.

Lumping online critics in with someone who is actually interrupting a live performance that people paid to see is some serious faulty logic. It seems like he was just using this movie as an excuse to confront people who’ve written negative reviews of his films online. It’s narcissistic and disingenuous. As my friend and fellow comic Jasper Redd said, “When you stand up and say, ‘Hey look at me!’ you have to be willing to take the criticism.” Especially when you starred in Son of the Mask.

As if the trailer for that movie doesn’t make him look lame enough, fellow Carolina-born comedian Peter Grumbine’s account of Kennedy’s actions at a taping of G4’s Attack of the Show is the icing on the cake.

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