THIS is the shocking moment a comedian was punched in the face by a heckler after he poured beer over his head during a live show.
As Alex Williamson performed a stand-up set in Rockhampton, Australia, an audience member began to repeatedly jibe at him.
After ignoring his first few interruptions, the funnyman then requested for the heckler to leave, which he refused.
As he continued to shout out taunts, Williamson then retaliated – by pouring a beer over his head, reports LadBible.
The heckler saw red, and charged towards the stage.
“I thought ‘oh he’s just gonna pour his beer back on my head, that’s only fair’,” Williamson said on his Instagram story.
“So, I offered the mic as kind of a peace offering, like there’s the mic you wanted to say something so bad you lame c***, there you go.”
But instead of verbally reacting, the enraged audience member threw a punch at the comedian, forcing his head to jolt back.
People then jumped up to push the problematic heckler off the stage before throwing him out the building, as the crowd clapped and cheered.
Seemingly unfazed by being decked, Williamson started shouting profanity-littered remarks into the mic as the man was chucked out.
The comedian uploaded the clip onto his Instagram page with the caption: “Punched in the head during live show tonight.
It has been viewed more than 314,000 times since being shared on March 23, with close to 3,000 commenting their opinion.
Comedy duo Marty and Michael rushed to defend Williamson, responding “Goes to show a comedy show and can’t take a joke.”
While another mocked the heckler, saying: “What (a) super tough and cool guy.”
One fan added: “Imagine paying for tickers and then hating it this much.
But it’s not the first time Williamson’s routine has spiralled into such chaos.
Last year, it is reported he had a particularly heated row with a heckler on stage in Adelaide.
The comedian is believed to have had a beer bottle thrown at him during the incident.
In Queensland, Australia, gatherings of up to 500 people are allowed in outdoor public spaces, while up to 100 can come together at a private properties indoors under Covid rules