Comics are supposed to kill onstage, not be killed.

Dylan Avila, 36, was hosting an open mic in Reston, Washington on Monday night when someone jumped onto the stage and whacked him in the face with a bat. Twice.

Avila suffered a fractured skull and had two metal plates inserted in his head.

Steven Baldwin, 48, was arrested for the attack. It seems he had been banned from the open mic, which Avila runs, after a bizarre performance in which he said he was Jesus.

It just goes to prove that, yes, comedians are not exactly the most stable people, so you might want to think about pretending to laugh the next time you're at a show and see someone bombing.