Shocking moment a frustrated comedian who poured a beer over an annoying heckler for yelling ‘that’s what your mum said’ repeatedly is punched in the head on stage – so who’s in the wrong?
- Comedian Alex ‘Shooter’ Williamson was heckled during gig in Rockhampton
- Poured beer over heckler and asked him to leave before being punched on stage
- Mr Williamson joked that he will buy some protective headgear for his next show
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An Australian comedian has been punched in the head on stage in the middle of a gig after he threw beer over an annoying heckler.
Alex ‘Shooter’ Williamson was performing at the Allenstown Hotel in Rockhampton on Tuesday night as part of his Oi Mate national tour.
Shocking footage showed the man walk on stage and the comedian hand him the microphone as an olive branch.
Instead the heckler punches him in the head before security and Mr Williamson’s roadies rush on stage to intervene.
Alex ‘Shooter’ Williamson (right) was punched in the head on stage in the middle of a gig after he threw beer over an annoying heckler
Mr Williamson quickly regains his composure and continues with the show as his attacker is dragged out of the venue amid cheers from the crowd.
‘The bloke was interrupting the show for a continuous four-minute patch, by means of yelling out a series of cliche insults that have never been funny, such as “that’s what your mum said”, and such,’ Mr Williamson told Daily Mail Australia.
‘I offered him the mic if he did think I was that funny. But he declined the offer, continued to interrupt, and a lack of security at the venue meant it was up to me to make him leave the venue.
‘I poured some beer on his head in protest to his continued disruption, the crowd went wild. He obviously felt emasculated in front of his girlfriend.’
Mr Williamson said the man then wandered onto the stage and he assumed he was either going to accept the microphone he offered earlier, or pour beer on him.
‘I was prepared to try catch as much [of the beer] as I could in my mouth. Instead he threw a punch that may have killed a slower comedian,’ he said.
Alex ‘Shooter’ Williamson moments after the brutal attack at a hotel in Rockhampton
Alex Williamson told Daily Mail Australia he was still ‘pretty sore’ 24 hours after the ordeal, and showed the bruising around his right ear where the blow landed
The comedian said he was still ‘pretty sore’ next next day after performing to a sell-out crowd in Mackay on Wednesday night.
He also claimed the only security guard from the venue in the room on the night was a 55-year-old woman.
Mr Williamson posted an Instagram story outside the pub holding ice to the side of his face moments after being punched.
‘I’ve just been punched in the head on stage, some c**t did’t like the look at me,’ he says in the video.
‘You’ll see that footage soon, you’re going to love it. He gave me a shiner. I’ve still got to my other show because that’s what I do.’
He posted more Instagram stories of his injuries the next day as he recounted the incident to followers.
The comedian continued with his show moments after being punched in the head
Mr Williamson is unaware if the man was arrested or if any further action has been taken, but had a message for him.
‘My dad’s cricketing hero David Hookes died from a similar thoughtless hit that caught someone off guard,’ he said.
‘So he should have a serious think about how he reacts to things in future if he doesn’t want to end up in jail.’
He sees the funny side of the incident and now calls himself UFC Fighter 265.
‘Going to have to buy some protective headgear and get a boxing announcer to bring me on for my Melbourne Comedy Festival shows I think,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
Nor does he has any ill-feelings towards the town of Rockhampton. ‘It’s made me like the place more,’ he said.
‘No ill feeling toward the place. I’m the sort of guy that comes to a new place, gets punched in the head and thinks “this place is alright”.