SXSW Comedy Flashback: Matt Walsh Has A Helpful Heckler

Written by Samantha Pitchel | October 15, 2013

Matt Walsh and Matt Besser are the best kind of troublemakers, (they’ve pranked pretty much everyone, from the Today Show to legit politicos), and in 2008 they had some fun with the SXSW Comedy audience. In the clip below, Walsh’s standup set is interrupted by a very helpful, very familiar heckler:

Walsh and Besser are improvisers and standups, and co-founders of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (along with Amy Poehler and Ian Roberts); currently, Besser hosts the incredible podcast improv4humans, and Walsh is starring on HBO’s Veep. They’re also authors of the recently released Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual.

Thanks to SXSW Comedy attendee Matthew Schuler for capturing the magic moment on film!