Comedian punches reporter who tweet-heckled him at ‘Funniest Celebrity in Washington’ contest

The tweets in question were pretty mild. In my journalism class, we’ve been talking a bit about the value of having a thick skin and taking the high road. Here’s an example of what can happen in the real world.

Stand-up comic Dan Nainan, a comedy club road warrior whose credits include performing for President Obama, was arrested for allegedly punching a reporter in the face Wednesday night after his set at the Washington, D.C. Improv, when he learned that the journalist had been heckling him via Twitter.

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Rogin told The Washington Post that the attack took him by surprise. ‘I didn’t think I was being too harsh with him – he’s a professional comedian and I was being a professional journalist,’ he said, before adding: ‘My face hurts.’– Mail Online.