Stand-up can be a tough world, where the audiences aren’t at all forgiving if they don’t immediately find you funny. It turns out it was difficult for The Heat and Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy, who says the only people who liked her were gay men.
She says of her brief live comedy career, “I did stand up for like, you know eight months,” McCarthy said. “I didn’t know you were supposed to write… I was just like, ‘I guess I’ll just have a shot and get up on stage, that’s what they do, right?’”
She also had issues with hecklers, “As you were just placing your foot on the stage. Somebody from the back of the room was always like, ‘Show us your boobs!’”
But then she found the right crown, saying, “Do you know The Duplex in New York. That place I loved, because it was all lovely gay boys… They didn’t want to see boobs.”
McCarthy has of course since gone onto major stardom, although it seems stand-up days are in the past, even for gay audiences.