After Ariel Elias drew attention online for a video of her dealing with a heckler during a stand-up set and chugging a beer thrown at her by a viewer, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is now looking to book the comedian for an appearance.
A spokesman for ABC’s late-night program confirmed the show is “in touch” with Elias and is scouting a date that would fit their schedules.
Elias addressed the situation during a Saturday night show in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. During a segment of her set where she opened the stage for a Q&A with the audience, one participant exclaimed, “Did you vote for Donald Trump?”
“Here’s a question for you,” Elias replied. “Why are you asking me this when you know I’m the only Jew in this room? Are you trying to kill me?”
The interaction continues with the heckler continuing to press Elias on who she chose. The comedian eventually tries to end the situation by saying, “Okay, make some noise if you want her to shut up.” Moments after the crowd has applauded and Elias returns to her set, a beer breaks out thrown to the audience, narrowly missing the comedian. Elias quickly recovers by picking up the can and chugging the drink.
Elijah later divided Some details from the aftermath of the incident on Twitter, saying the venue plans to press charges against “the guy” who threw the beer and has booked Elias to perform again in April.
Jim Gaffigan, Patton Oswalt and Whitney Cummings were among the voices who shared online praise for how Elias handled the situation. Kimmel also gave his own enthusiastic review: “Five stars for this flawless performance.” His praise has now expanded to include an invitation for Elias to perform on his program.
“Can I make my late night debut on your show?” asked Elias in response to Kimmel’s tweet. “Absolutely,” he replied.
Watch the video below of Elias handling the heckler.
https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/heckler-beer-standup-comedian-jimmy-kimmel-ariel-elias-1235400403/ After Heckler throws beer, Standup circles the entrance of “Jimmy Kimmel”.