What family therapists can learn from stand-up comics and those who heckle them

Fred Piercy*, Valerie Glass, Jake Johnson, Brandon Bigby, Annie Bao, Jason Austin

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

The focus of this adapted consensual qualitative research analyses is the content of the documentary film, Heckler (Kennedy & Addis, 2007), produced by comedian Jamie Kennedy. The film is examined in terms of the methods comics use to deal with hecklers. Specifically, this article explores what stand-up comics and hecklers teach us and what the theory and practice of family therapy has to say about heckling and, more generally, societal incivility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-128
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Family Psychotherapy
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • consensual qualitative research
  • couple therapy
  • criticism
  • family therapy
  • heckling
  • incivility
  • power
  • symmetrical escalation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'What family therapists can learn from stand-up comics and those who heckle them'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this