Comedian gets kneed in the groin on stage by professional wrestler (Video)

By | February 18, 2014 at 4:23 pm | 6 comments | Audio/Video, News, TV/Movies | Tags: , ,

I’ve seen a lot of comedian-vs-heckler situations both in person and online. But this is certainly a new spin. While he was headlining a show on Jan. 18 at Hampton’s Vaudeville Café in Chattanooga, TN comedian Grant Lyon was kneed in the groin by a professional wrestler. By the way, professional wrestling is sometimes believed to have descended from Vaudevillian theaters…so maybe this was destiny?

Anyway, the wrestler in question is “Nature Boy” Paul Lee, who wrestles locally out of Ringgold, GA, which is about 25 minutes from the comedy club. It seems Lee had a bunch of drinks and was feeling – like all hecklers – that they needed to be part of the show. Here’s what went down.

I chatted with both Lee and Lyon to get more info and to make sure this wasn’t a set up for the Internet’s amusement. It was real. “We were just clowning around and he was pretty cool,” Lee tells Laughspin, adding, “We just went with it. No problem.”

Understandably, Lyon wasn’t amused. “I was legitimately angry when he kneed me, which is why you don’t hear me say anything for like 10 seconds,” Lyon tells Laughspin. “I was considering throwing a punch, but I knew I’d get destroyed.”

Clearly, Lee thought the whole situation was a bit of a joke. Note to hecklers: You are not part of the show. Sit down and show some respect!

“That’s what he does for a living as a wrestler – kneeing people and clowning around — so of course he thought it was all a joke,” Lyon says. “I, however, do not do that for a living. It was fun enough for me messing with him in the audience, though it gets annoying when you have to address the same table after every joke, but it ceased to be a joke once he walked on stage.”

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  • Bege Rogers

    Lee admits he tagged Lyons in the groin, “baby maker”. Whether he hit intended area or not, making physical contact is assault. My thoughts, Lyons should have filed charges, against arrogance, unproffessionalism and force. Guess since he didn’t, Lyons has shown whose the bigger man.

  • Mikey Winters

    did anyone even watch the video? come on guys its a bad angle but obviously the knee made contact with the stomach 1st off if i get hit in the nuts i’m in pain not just flinching and standing right back up besides did y’all listen to what he said afterwards? “you just literally TRIED to knee me in the balls” in the context that was used there never got kneed the guy needs to make up his mind besides the comedian is just looking for sympathy and publicity wants his name out there and apparently its working because his average hits on youtube videos is 70 or so this one has over 13,000 because of our stupidity as humans feeding into it

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  • BufKing

    Broke ass Ric Flair

  • tomdog

    And why wasn’t this scumbag arrested and charged with assault?

    • Mistah Loggins

      Because the comedian has to press charges!!

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