Comedians are just an out and out different bunch. They'll jump up on a stage in front of a crowd of people, armed only with a microphone, and they'll make you laugh. 

Or they won't. 

Hopefully it's the former, but sometimes, it's the latter. Like anything in life, stand-up comedy often doesn't go as planned. And that means comedians have to be ready for when it doesn't. But you know what they say, the best-laid plans…Yeah, you know the punchline to that one.

So these are stories of the latter, those times when things sure did not go as planned. And it features how comedians tried to make lemons into laughs as best they could. Because that’s the life. Like when Margaret Cho pooped her pants on stage while getting a standing ovation, she left as gracefully as she could manage, and it worked out. So get scrollin', here’s the full story, plus 12 others:

COMEDY DE NERD Leslie Jones once opened for Jamie Foxx, and it did not go well in the slightest. walip It was right after she left college to do comedy- she bombed badly, and Foxx took her out for a burger and gave her some career advice. CRACKED.COM


COMEDY DE NERD John Mayer got super, super weird after bombing very badly one time. Kumail Nanjiani took the stage after him, and Mayer went back on stage to tell Nanjiani that he looked like a brown guy but sounded like a white guy. CRACKED.COM


COMEDY DEL NERD Dave Chappelle once refused to leave the stage even though he got booed. To be fair, he hung out with some rappers before the show who got him super high, which may have affected things that night somewhat. CRACKED.COM


COMEDY DE NERD Colin Quinn once hated his audience SO much, he just went and flipped them off. Not just once he did it for the last ten minutes of his act. To make things worse, he didn't get paid - plus, guys with baseball bats waited for him outside. CRACKED.COM


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