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Comedian mitch hedberg passes away?


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#1 of 31 OFFLINE   Philip_G

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Posted March 31 2005 - 04:40 AM

None of the major news sources are carrying it yet

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#2 of 31 OFFLINE   Todd K

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Posted March 31 2005 - 05:08 AM

I just called the Baltimore Improv, where he's supposed to perform tonight, and they said that his manager will be giving an official report at 2 o'clock pm today.

#3 of 31 OFFLINE   Mike Slade

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Posted March 31 2005 - 05:26 AM

This is sad. I just saw his show a few weeks ago. I have to say he looked in pretty bad shape that night. I've seen him several times and the last two his act was pretty bad. Very incoherent. Also saw this in the USA Today Hip Clicks column: Remembering a funnyman: This morning Howard Stern announced that comedian Mitch Hedberg, a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show and a favorite on college campuses, has died at age 37. A spokesman for Hedberg's agent just confirmed to me that it's true.

#4 of 31 OFFLINE   Adam.Heckman

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Posted March 31 2005 - 05:29 AM

I first heard his act 4 years ago. One of the only genuinely fresh comics out there. A genious in his own way. Sad... 37 years old. Wonder what did it to him? If he's following in the traditions of comics past... it was drugs, and it wouldn't be a surprise either. I listened to his album from the Laugh Stop this morning when I showed up at work in memory.

#5 of 31 OFFLINE   Mike Slade

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Posted March 31 2005 - 05:34 AM

I just read on another message board that it was a drug overdose, which would not surprise me. Especially after seeing him that last time.

#6 of 31 OFFLINE   LarryDavenport

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Posted March 31 2005 - 06:02 AM

I really regret not seeing him when I had the chance. i also thought That 70's Show missed a great opportunity when Chong went in the slammer to feature Mitch more (he worked at the Hub behind the counter in at least one episode).

#7 of 31 OFFLINE   Philip_G

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Posted March 31 2005 - 06:04 AM

definitely not a joke Posted Image

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#8 of 31 OFFLINE   Todd K

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Posted March 31 2005 - 06:16 AM

I'm still not 100% convinced -- if you do a google news search for Mitch Hedberg, there is a news story posted 4 minutes AFTER the obituary that is just a bio piece on him and makes no mention of his death. Weird! However, the Baltimore Improv site now has no reference to Mitch whatsoever. Any ticket holders here been informed of anything?

#9 of 31 OFFLINE   Philip_G

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Posted March 31 2005 - 06:23 AM

http://www.improv2.com/

#10 of 31 OFFLINE   Bill Wheatley

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Posted March 31 2005 - 10:53 AM

I have tickets to the Saturday night show at the Improv in Baltimore. No one answered when I tried calling, nor is there a recording. Mitch has been a long time favorite of mine. I always get tickets when he comes to town and it never gets old. It's a shame more people haven't heard of him... he's one of the all time best. He will be missed. "If you are flammable and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit" - Mitch Hedberg

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Posted March 31 2005 - 11:03 AM

Yeah, I heard about it this morning from Howard Stern, truly sad news, he was hilarious. "I like escalator's. Escalator's are one of the few things that can't break down. When an escalator breaks down...it becomes steps." -Mitch Hedberg.
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#12 of 31 OFFLINE   Scott Simonian

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Posted March 31 2005 - 11:49 AM

This is sad news. I wasn't his biggest fan but I know my buddies are. They are going to have a sad night, tonight.
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Posted March 31 2005 - 12:31 PM

Sad. He was one of my top 3 comedians of all-time. Posted Image
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#14 of 31 OFFLINE   Philip_G

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Posted March 31 2005 - 01:02 PM

luckily I was able to see him live a few years ago, I didn't get to catch him on the com. cen. tour with dave attel and lewis black though Posted Image

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Posted March 31 2005 - 01:59 PM

Almost Famous (2000) .... Eagles Road Manager
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Posted April 01 2005 - 12:27 AM

I stopped by Best Buy last night and picked up his latest CD, "Mitch Altogether." Included was a DVD with an uncut version of his Comedy Central special. The special that actually aired was cut to hell! The entire vibe of the show was lost after all the editing. He starts off bombing pretty badly, which you don't see on TV because lots of bogus laughs are added. Mitch comments extensively about his jokes not working but winds up with the crowd in his back pocket by shows end. At one point he announces, "My special is now over, but I'm going to tell a few more so they can be edited in! My special is going to be all cut up and shit! It's not going to be smooth." Then the foul language starts flying and we get to see some real vintage Mitch. No resemblence to what aired on TV. Hilarous stuff. I would highly suggest to any fan of Mitch to go grab a copy.

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Posted April 01 2005 - 01:26 AM

My roommate's got that CD and although I've listened to the cd I never got around to the DVD. I think it's time I do that.

Usatoday has a little more info about him today.
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Posted April 01 2005 - 11:57 AM

RIP mitch

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Posted April 01 2005 - 12:14 PM

I didn't know he was in Almost Famous.
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Posted April 02 2005 - 06:39 AM

Comedy Central reran his show last night and tacked on a short obituary notice at the end. He will be missed.
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