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This Isn’t Funny

The wasted life and tragic death of Mitch Hedberg, who died five years ago this week. See Mitch at his best here.

April 8th, 2010.

4 Responses to “This Isn’t Funny”

  1. Darragh Says:

    Yeah RIP. I only spent an evening listening to this dude in my mate’s kitchen. I was trying to cook dinner but kept stopping prepping the grub cos i was in such a physical jock laughing. What delivery.

  2. Eoin Says:

    @ Darragh – You can almost see why he was terrified of getting straight – his being fucked up was half his shtick. But as someone says towards the end there, a comedy act is not worth dying for.

  3. Fintan Says:

    I don’t know if Dean Martin was ever an alcoholic. But by all he spent most of his later career successfully pretending to be one.

  4. Eoin Says:

    Well yeah, I suppose we might be underestimating heroin addiction here. Incidentally, this is the Letterman appearance referred to in the documentary…


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