please explain Mitch Hedburg line

I’m sure I’ll feel dumb after this is explained, but I never understood this line from Mitch Hedberg:

“If you want to talk to me after the show, I’ll be…****ing…surprised.”

I’ve only heard the audio, maybe there’s some visual effect that is missing?

Well, it looks like he’s about to say:* “If you want to talk to me after the show, I’ll be backstage.” *As in inviting the fans to come and talk to him after the show, but instead he finishes with *“surprised” *as in wondering why anybody would want to talk to him at all, specially after listening to some of his most outrageous jokes.

Also, there’s two sets of ellipses. So first it looks like he’s going to say “I’ll be backstage,” but then it looks like he’s saying “I’ll be having sex,” and then it’s what you said.

“I love escalators man cause they never break down they just become stairs.”

They should have a sign that says, “Sorry for the convenience.”

I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to too.

You must not have heard the whole bit. I have the album of that show, and right after that line he jokes about needing to make sure the liner notes of the CD say “at the end of this joke, the comedian points towards the back.” Then the next bit is about how he’s going to do a bunch of material which requires being able to see him in order to be funny, so the CD will piss people off.

I did hear that part (just couldn’t remember it in my original post). That added to my confusion - what did pointing to the back add to the joke?

If the earlier explanation is right - that the joke was that why would anyone want to talk to him - I feel comfortable in my not understanding. I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to talk to him after the show.

He’s dead, Jim.

Enjoyment of comedy is rarely served by literalism.

There’s this thing called “self-deprecating humor”…

I like Blackjack, play it all the time. I’m not addicted to gambling. I’m addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.

“Fucking”? “Bleeding”? What’s with the censored bit?

OP has only heard the bit on censored TV?

He said he’s only heard the audio, but that’s probably right.

Sounds like the old mis-direction one-liner.
Similar to the late Henny Youngman’s “Take my wife, please”

“Hey, check this joke out…If you want to talk to me after the show, I’ll be fucking surprised…”

I found this with a Google search. I didn’t find a video though.