A comedienne is going viral for her response to a heckler who left social media stunned.
During a concert at Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, on Saturday. On October 8, Ariel Elias opened the floor for a Q&A portion of his set. She immediately regretted it when a woman in the audience asked her, “Did you vote for Trump?”
From there, things got awkward and tense, with Elias trying to figure out what the person’s endgame was with the line of questioning.
After a proper back-and-forth, the heckler said, “I could just tell by your jokes that you voted for Biden.”
Elias seemingly closed the back and forth when she replied, “I can tell by the fact that you always speak up when nobody wants you to vote for Trump.”
Elias tried to chase her with his set, before out of nowhere a beer can is seen aggressively hitting her head in the video. He hits the wall behind her, spraying everywhere before falling to the ground.
Stunned, Elias picked up the can and swallowed what was left in the can, drawing cheers from the crowd.
The owner of Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club, Dino Ibelli, told BuzzFeed News that the heckler’s male partner was the person who threw the beer and was in contact with the police to press charges.
TODAY contacted the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department for further comment, but did not immediately respond.
Gianmarco Soresi – another comedian who headlined the night – told Buzzfeed News: “There’s this idea that the brave comedian is the one who says the thing that we all think about, and I’m like, look this video if you want to see what true bravery looks like as a comedian.”
Shared on Twitterthe clip has amassed over 2 million views since it was shared on Sunday morning, catching the attention of many high-profile comedians like Patton Oswalt, Whitney Cummings and Jim Gaffigan who applaud Elias for keeping her cool in such heartbreaking circumstances.
Elias, who has been playing for 11 years, told Buzzfeed News: “I’ve been at it for a long time. It’s nice to have positive recognition. Maybe that softens the blow – no pun intended – a little.
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