Melissa McCarthy Quit Standup Because Hecklers Are Total Wangs

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Like many funny women before her, she was scared off the stage by shouts of "show us your tits!"

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Luckily, her story has a happy ending. It reminds me of the time I went to see my friend who was doing one of her first open mike nights and as she was walking up to the stage, some bro shouted "you're pretty!" and it was just super fucking annoying. She's going up there to tell jokes, and what you think of her appearance has nothing to do with anything. Shut your mouth, guy. (Unless it's to open it to laugh at her hilarious routine, which was hilarious.)

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It would be really amazing if, just once, a woman or person of color could tell a story about the way sexism or racism has affected them without multiple men or white people lining up to tell them that they just too stupid to realize that the sexism or racism they faced didn't actually count, because that, like, totally happens to men and white people, too!

And while I'm dreaming, I'd like a pony. And a jacuzzi tub.