COMEDIAN Kevin Bridges has hit back at the hecklers that marred his performance at the Webster Memorial Theatre last week.
A spokesperson for the funnyman confirmed he had been subject to verbal abuse but remained on stage so no disappoint his fans watching the gig last Tuesday.
They described the incident by saying: “Two intoxicated male members of the audience attempted to interrupt a Kevin Bridges warm up show at the Webster Memorial Theatre in Arbroath on Tuesday night.
“The two men became verbally threatening after heckling the comic during his live performance. The heckling escalated in to verbal abuse from the two men who were eventually ejected from the theatre by venue staff.
“Kevin remained on stage to finish off the show as he did not want to disrupt the evening for his many fans in the audience.”
And since the story about the incident featured on the Herald’s online edition - www.arbroathherald.co.uk - readers have been quick to condemn the actions of those who tried to interrupt the show.
Shortly after publishing our story online last Wednesday the following comment from ‘starry sky’ was posted on our website.
The post read: “The man was an embarrassment! I’m ashamed to call that idiot my brother. Talk about giving Arbroath a bad name.
“And as for the other gentlemen who was with him that made comments about Kevin having ‘tyres’ - all I can say is, we all saw you waddling out.”
Both men have since been ‘named and shamed’ on the internet.
Reader FMcClymont thought the comedian would have the last laugh and posted an interesting fate for the hecklers. The post read: “Sorry to say I missed Kevin Bridges’ shows but I admire those willing to name and shame idiots who give Arbroath a bad name.
“Good thing is Kevin Bridges is far from foolish and will be able to exploit them in new material and make lots of money when he takes the show across the UK.
“These ‘village’ idiots could attempt to make amends to Kevin Bridges and the people of Arbroath by agreeing to be put in the stocks at fetes and so on in Arbroath.
“We could all go along and pelt them with wet sponges. Money raised could then be donated to a charity of Kevin Bridges’ choice by way of an apology to him and to the people of Arbroath.”