The confrontation with the heckler was based on a real-life experience of Louis C.K.'s. Earlier in his career, C.K. saw a heckler disrupt an audition for Late Show with David Letterman (1993). After he confronted her onstage, the heckler confronted him after the show. C.K. told the woman that he took the comedians' dreams away but the heckler was indignant and did not apologize.