International House of Dan: Mitch Hedberg, 1968-2005.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Mitch Hedberg, 1968-2005.

One of my favorite comedians, Mitch Hedberg has died of a heart attack at the age of 37. Hedberg's long hair and sunglasses fit his mumbly and stage frightened delivery of one-line comedy, which was reminiscent of Steven Wright's. I'm not sure what else to write about this, other than to express my sadness at his passing, and include some of his jokes, which are not for everyone, but which I find to be hilarious.

"I haven't slept for ten days, because that would be too long."

"My roommate says, 'I'm going to take a shower and shave, does anyone need to use the bathroom?' It's like some weird quiz where he reveals the answer first."

"I think foosball is a combination of soccer and shish kabobs."

"I don't have a girlfriend. I just know this lady who'd be really mad if she heard me say that."

"I once saw a forklift lift a crate of forks. And it was way too literal for me."

"You know when they have a fishing show on TV? They catch the fish and then let it go. They don't want to eat the fish; they just want to make it late for something."

"I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, 'You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit.' As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammable and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit."



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