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Friday, April 29, 2005

Mitch Hedberg Died

I didn't know this until now, but last month, one of my favourite contemporary comedians died, reportedly of a heart attack.

Mitch Hedberg was the new Stephen Wright. I'd bust a gut any time I saw him perform, usually on Letterman or Just for Laughs. Citrus said, "Oh, you should go to Stephen Wright's site..." and that's what made me think of Mitch, though I drew a blank on his name for a bit...

Then I happened on this news clipping.

But this was the late, great Hedberg's official site. Sigh. Why can't the fucking funny ones live past 40? I'm sad now. What a smart, brilliant, and effusive comedian.