Mitch Hedberg – Rest in Peace

Mitch Hedberg has died. The news is just now percolating across the web and details are tough to find, but this is extremely sad news to all who have ever listened to or met Mitch. Mitch was only 37 years old and the cause of death appears to be a heart attack.

Rather than write an unsolicited eulogy or anything like that, I’ll just say that Mitch was and is my favorite comedian ever, and I’ll leave you with these two clips from his two albums:

From “Strategic Grill Locations”

From “Mitch Alltogether”

495 comments on “Mitch Hedberg – Rest in Peace”. Leave your own?
  1. Chad Baker says:

    Wow… I saw Mitch in Orlando about 5 or 6 months ago. He was trashed at the time, but funny as ever.

  2. Neill Harmer says:

    Dude was FUNNY. Had a great standup and will be missed.

  3. Pat says:

    I hope I’m right to point out that tomorrow is April 1st. Please let this be an Apil Fools joke. Mitch is too funny to go out so suddenly.

    By the way, the comment preview is unbridled coolness.

  4. Casey says:

    This makes me sad… Mitch was hilarious! Hopefully Comedy Central will show his performance tomorrow during their Friday Night Stand-up block of performances. I’ll make sure to record that one for archival.

  5. Vladimir says:

    Mitch is, well was (RIP), one of my favorite stand up comics. He will be missed.

  6. Clint says:

    He was one of my favorite comedians as well. I missed a chance to see him last year because I didn’t want to be a third wheel with a couple I knew who invited me. However, this year I bought tickets a month in advance and was getting extremely excited to see him this Saturday night at the Baltimore Improv but I guess I missed my chance. It is a shame when people who possess a gift that touches so many die young. I wish his family the best and if you want to hear his albums in their entirety plays them often.

  7. Jeff Croft says:

    I’d never seen or heard of Hedberg before today. The quotes I’ve read online of his one-liners are quite funny, so i will definitely check him out now.

    Even having never seen him before, i did learn one thing for this Mitch today: I’d prefer not to die on March 31. I don’t want everyone to assume I was merely early for a joke.

  8. Clint says:

    In addendum to my earlier post it appears is having some hosting issues. You can get around this by copying this ip address ( into “Notepad” or “TextEdit” and saving it with a playlist (.pls) extension for use in “iTunes.”

  9. bryan bland says:

    wow, this is awful news. he was definately my favorite comic. he will
    live on forever through his timeless comedy.

  10. Sanim says:

    I hadn’t heard of him until now either. That’s sad.. he must’ve been a really good comedian.

  11. Wow. That’s horrible… I loved him in his Comedy Central Presents. This is definitely shocking. :( R.I.P. Mitch Hedberg…

  12. van says:

    There aren’t many things more annoying than not discovering a brilliant talent until after they die. Well, I imagine Mitch could dispute that, but it’s still pretty annoying either way.

  13. Oh this is difficult news indeed. I adore Mitch Hedberg’s humor, which will most certainly stay present. I had always wanted to see him live, guess that won’t happen now :(

  14. Really sad news. His style of comedy was simplistic but hilarious. He’ll be missed.

  15. sean says:

    That’s really crappy news! :(

  16. Kevin Galens says:

    Wow, very sad indeed. I remember seeing him on TV for the first time. It was just before I needed to go to class. Needless to say I was late for class.

    My favorite bit by Mitch would have been the bit he did about the queue’s at resturaunts and what happen’s when the party doesn’t respond.

    Yeah, but what happened to the Dufranes, No one seems to care, who can eat at a time like this? People are missing. You people are selfish. The Dufranes are in someone’s trunk right now ,with duct tape over their mouths and they’re hungry.That’s a double whammy! We need help! Bush search party of three. You can eat once you find the Dufranes.”

    And reading over that, it’s only half as funny. Mitch’s delivery and tone of voice was hugely unique (well, for comics, but not for drug addicts). He just made this hilarious.

  17. Rebecca says:

    I am in shock. I remember the first time I heard him was in my sisters room when I was taking some of her c.d’s. He was wonderful. His laid back tone and hilarious pronunciations really made him one of a kind. He is undoubtedly one of the best comics i’ve ever heard. I know that most people would think because im only 13 that i dont know much about comedy but lets just say that im addicted to comedy central like he was addicted to drugs. I can’t really believe he’s gone. He will always be the best.

  18. Lizzy says:

    my best friend had me listen to mitch hedberg a year or so ago, i had never heard of him before that. and i don’t think i had ever laughed so hard as i did when i heard him do his monolouge of why he doesn’t wear a turtleneck. :) mitch may not have been that well known, but he was incredibly talented and extremely funny. i am grateful i was able to hear him, and his humor will keep me laughing for a long time. aloha nui loa mitch, a hui hou.

  19. Jeff says:

    My favorite comedian. Just saw him here in Madison a few months ago. It’s a sad day, but at least he got to share his comedy before he died. He will be remembered.

  20. gb says:

    And I just bought my Quadruple Tree t-shirt. Sad sad news. The irony of it all is that my friends and I were quoting Mitch and talking about how great his is/was on wednesday, and then i find out he died that same day.

  21. jennifer says:

    really sad to hear :(
    my thoughts are with the family

  22. Jesse says:

    Mitch was my favourite comedian of all time I can’t believe that he was taken from us like this and It makes me really sad…This may seem rude but the pope as far as i know right now is dead or dying and I’m more concerned over this…an escalator can never be broken you can…rest in piece my friend

    (Editor’s Note: Regarding the Pope… I actually agree. But then again, I’m not religious.)

  23. sean says:

    mitch hedberg was the funniest comedian i have ever had the privelage of listening too. he carried me through long car rides to new york and florida. he was a common bond that myself and my best friend shared. we would constantly spit out his infamous one liners and carry of mini routines when the mood found it appropriate. a true inspiration to comedy. he will be missed.

    “hell yeah. reminds me of summer, when we used to fire up the bbq, and throw down on some fritos.”

  24. morganne says:

    he will for sure be missed… he was my favorite comedian

  25. Diane L. Roman says:

    i loved this guy! i’ve been a standup fan for a long time, and he was one of my top three best ever. it’s hard to come up with a new gimmick in standup. but he was totally out there, and so original. plus, he seemed like a really cool guy, on top of being so funny. i’ve got one of his DVDs. i’ll have to run and get the other now before they’re all gone. he’ll be missed.

  26. jennifer says:

    I’m going to miss him, too

  27. Diane L. Roman says:

    i loved this guy! i’ve been a standup fan for a long time, and he was one of my top three best ever. it’s hard to come up with a new gimmick in standup. but he was totally out there, and so original. plus, he seemed like a really cool guy, on top of being hilarious. i’ve got one of his DVDs. i’ll have to run and get the other now before they’re all gone. he’ll be missed.

  28. Ryan says:

    Wow, i can’t believe mitch is gone…he was my favourtie comedian and was a great man. His voice was very recognizable and added to his theme. You will be greatly missed Mitch and will not be forgotten…

    “Dear Mitch I rarely enjoy driving steam boats….”


  29. Sean D. Callahan says:

    Man…Mitch hedberg will be remembered by me for time to come. One of my goals in life was to meet him. Man why do the good ones have to go? Rest In Peace Mitch Hedburg you will be always remembered….. Damn

  30. MJ Pinto says:

    Mitch Hedberg brought a lot of laughter to a sad, sad world. (Maybe he’s with the DuFraynes!). God Bless You, Mitch, for making us forget our problems for a while and taking us into your dry-witted and vastly amusing mind! R.I.P.

  31. Michel says:

    This is a sad day…..

    Love you Mitch…

  32. Ryan says:

    Mitch was and will always been one of my favorite comedians. Smacky the frog will never be forgotten.

    If you get the chance XM radio will be playing a tribute to Mitch, find someone with XM and give a listen. I couldn’t belive it when I heard it this morning on XM, thanks Mike for the website and a chance to praise mitch.

    God Bless

  33. Jennifer says:

    Mitch Hedberg was one of the best comedians out there, theres so much more to say and im sure all the fans will agree with me that he will be missed! No matter what when i was in a sad mood i would throw on mitch hedberg and i just couldnt help but crack up, everything about him was unique and he was ONE OF A KIND. Ill agree with Sean Callahan —^ why do all the good ones have to go? HE WILL BE MISSED!

  34. Tune says:

    Dear Adorable Hippy Guy,

    Man, I liked you. I kind of thought you were like one of my best friends, only one that I hadn’t met in person yet. It would have been so cool to really know you and have you hang out with us kindred spirits. I sure am sorry you had to go. I’m going to play Zeppelin’s “Ramble On” and think of you, dear Mitch. I hope wherever you are you’re cool and at peace.

    Your friends,
    Tune for
    the Mitchell Family

  35. Hayley says:

    I totally love Mitch Hedberg! Me and my best friend quote him all the time and we are so sad to here about his death! His comedic style was one of a kind and I hope this event inspires more people to pick up his CDs, DVDs, etc. and really start to appreciate him.
    RIP Mitch Hedberg

  36. Kaitee says:

    Wow, that’s horrible…he was supposed to play where I live in a few days. This is such sad news…

  37. Andi says:

    I’m sadder about Mitch than I was about John Belushi. John had already reached his peak, but Mitch was just about to hit big. Ironically, I don’t think Mitch cared – he seemed happy travelling the country doing his act. As far as I’m concerned, he was the only bright light in the stand-up world – and the only stand-up who’s made me laugh in years. Love you Mitch! Please reincarnate soon!

  38. Amber says:

    Mitch will be missed so much. I got introduced to him by my best friend, We quote him ALL the time. He is super funny and i love his stuff. So maybe now people will appreciate what a good comic is and buy his things to support the family and to let them know he will not be forgotten.

  39. Aaron says:

    Does it make me a bad person because I feel a great loss that Mitch has passed and I have no feeling for the pope.

  40. Peggy Zack says:

    I loved this man…he was the funniest comic ever (okay, okay Doug Stanhope is great too) but this dude made me laugh harder than Sam Kinison did! And that’s saying something. I am going to miss the Sh*t out of him. Goodbye, Mitch – rest with the angels.

  41. Kenny says:

    Would anyone know if Mitch was an intern on the Howard Stern show in the late 80’s?
    Howard used to talk about aformer intern that got into comedy

  42. Gareth says:

    I was lucky enough to see him for the second time at caroline’s 2 weeks ago. The show was great, even better than i expected because i hadn’t heard a lot of the material before. This is a huge loss, and i think it will be a long time until a comic like hime comes along again. Rest in Peace Mitch

  43. Brian says:

    I’ve been a huge Mitch fan since college, when I first saw his act on Comedy Central. I had Stategic Grill Locations on my computer, and I would play it on those 4-hour car rides home. Mitch, thank you for making me laugh on those lonely car rides. It sucks that he died; I’m really going to miss him.

  44. Jaehiko says:

    Fantastic comedian… hilarious, awesome delivery, and great ability to make fun of his own bombing jokes, making even them funny.

    R.I.P. Mitch.

    P.S. If this is an April Fools Joke… I’d be relieved, and pissed, but relieved mainly. :)

  45. Chandra says:

    What sad news… I am still reeling a little bit. My prayers go out to his family, his friends, and his fans. R.I.P. Mitch. At least we all have the comfort of knowing that he’s up in heaven making God laugh his ass off. I know I’ll think of him everytime I receive a receipt for a donut.

  46. John D'Angelo says:

    greatest comic ever, great deleviery. He will surley be missed.

  47. Katharine says:

    Amazing comedian. Not just one of the best, THE best. It’s so hard to think he’s really gone. Rest In Peace Mitch, we’re gonna miss you.

  48. Tim says:

    Mitch was the greatest comedy writer of our time. He had a brilliant if not genius amount of poise and timing. His epitath should say something like
    Mitch “all together” Hedberg
    Laugh In Peace

    I will miss him and am very very saddened by our loss, but very happy for the blessing of knowing him.

  49. Lisa Lamphere says:

    My husband, our friend and myself are such huge fans of Mitch. My husband and I first saw his stand-up on TV, we were instantly addicted to Mitch. We began following everything did, we were completely obsessed. It was so hard for me to believe that he passed away when I got a call from a friend early this morning. I thought that this was an awful prank, my friend thought the same thing since he is just as big of fan.

    I of course found this sad news to be true and it is still hard to believe that this comedic genius has left us in his prime. My heart goes out to his wife, family and friends. I glad I was able to see him at the Tempe Improv last year, it was a great show and I will cherish the memories. Mitch Hedberg is the greatest comedian of our time and I just hope the world will still see that (I am sure they will).

  50. Leeb says:

    Opened up Netscape News and noticed Mitch was one of the top five internet searches which confounded me, though of course I would love him to be that popular. Instead, upon clicking, found this horrible news. I saw him in Seattle around 2000, his wife opened for him. Needless to say, he was the penultimate standup in my opinion. Spotted him on Comedy Central around 1999 and fell in love immediately. His wife (to be, at the time) was so sweet. I talked to her after the show and she *gave* me his Strategic Grill Locations as I was out of work and had no money. I’m still in shock and can only imagine the horror and heartache for his family and friends. I believe I’ve read that he is Letterman’s favorite standup so here’s hoping he’ll say something nice tonight. We have lost a brilliant man.

    Lighting a stick of cinnamon incense in your honor,

  51. chris says:

    I loved him! Me and my band always wanted to be the race car passenger!!! Love you Mitch!!! Bad Mother Trucker from TEXAS!!!

  52. Kevin R. Mitchell says:

    Howdy, I just wanted to say that Mitch, only known to my family as the funny hippy guy was very much a part of our lives. Whenever we came across him on TV we would sit and have a few laughs with him. I am sorry that he has passed but am glad that I had the opportunity to experience his humor and that because of the time in which he lived, his voice will go on.

    Kevin R. Mitchell

  53. Taby says:

    he was soo funny. it’s unfair. how could he die ?? it’s sad. and on my birthday too ?? (it was yesterday) damn..

    i can only hope that this is a joke, just like some of the toher comments have stated.

  54. William says:

    I saw mitch back on 1/15/05 in atlantic city and then got to met him in the casino. What an great show and a great person , he will be missed.

    R.I.P Mitch

  55. Kelsey says:

    he was the one comic i could listen to for hours and not want to listen to anyone else and i would just sit there and laugh

  56. Bradley says:

    Man this is so messed up. Now I’m goin to have to get a bunch of friends together so we can have a tribute to Mitch. I’m sure Mitch wasn’t religious but I’m also pretty sure that if God is looking for a good comedian in heaven he’s definetly on he’s way there.
    And if they’ve installed an escalator on the way to heaven thats cool cuz Mitch taught me that elevators can never be broken. Mitch I am going to TOTALLY miss you man.

  57. Ryan says:

    Mitch was one of the funniest comedians of all time, he may have not had the exposure that most famous comedians do. BUT HE WAS THE SHIT and even though hes gone he will never be forgotten. “If carrots got you drunk….rabbits would be real fucked up!” -Mitch

  58. JK says:

    Mitch surely was a genius. I remember seeing his special randomly on TV with my girfriend on day and just getting out of control listenting to him. I then just had to get everything he has put out and his appearances. Now I wish I had taken the time to see him live. To get someone with both original delivery and content like that is a generational gift.

    My thoughts go out to his family. To know and love someone so unique and creative can’t be something you can ever forget.

  59. Brett says:

    Mitch was one of wittiest and true to character people out there. He will be deeply missed. I am still in shock. While he was tormented in life, he is now at peace.

  60. Adrienne says:

    Ah Mitch…What a stellar dude! I sure hope they mention him on That 70’s Show, (he worked at the Hub for a season or two). It’s a shame I never got to see him live, but I have sen and heard a lot of his stuff and he really was a revolutionary and it’s too bad only his fans noticed. I hope Heaven’s good to ya Mitch!

  61. rick says:

    Mitch was awesome. At work me and a buddy would put up a mitch quite o’ the day to spread the gospel of hedberg. I always try to lend out my cd so people can hear his amazing style. He will be missed.

  62. Brian says:

    If only more people would have been exposed to Mitch, they would have known how original and funny he really was. I don’t know if you’d call Mitch’s following a cult one or not. A lot of people, including myself, absolutely love him. However, a lot of people never heard of him. But every chance I got, I would introduce somebody to Mitch’s comedy.
    This is a very sad day.

  63. Jake says:

    He was and is my fave of all standup comedians, and I’m a fan of standup. It was my dream to some day hear him do his act in person, but I guess that is a lost hope. What bites is that I only discovered his comedy a couple of months ago. He will be horribly, horribly missed

  64. Mark says:

    OMG mitch died? He was a great of our time. He had an awsome dilevery and could make something out of nothing. He will truly be missed. No comedian that i have ever watched could deliver like Mitch, and I’m sure that no comedian will ever compair to his comic abilitys.

    R.I.P. Mitch

  65. Lyons says:

    Wow. What a drag. We’ll miss you, Mitch. See you on the other side.

  66. Alex Benny says:

    He was and will forever be my favorite comidian.
    I’ll find out what a sesame seed grows into for you. Rest in peace.

  67. leah says:

    oh gosh. i just heard from my friend today. He was undoubtly the best. he knew how to make people laugh. Heres to mitch hedberg! much love and love always.

  68. JW says:

    A lot of well known people died this week: Johnnie Cochran, Terry Shiavo, and the Pope (any minute now), but Mitch is the one I’ll miss the most.

  69. Emmy says:

    Deffinately one of the best comedians of all time. I hate it when such funny, brilliant entertainers die so early. You were a good man, Mitch. Make ’em laugh wherever you are now.

  70. Alex Benny says:

    Damn this sucks you were one of the best ever and I’ll put some survailance on Rick for you.

    Your were my favorites and I wish your family the best. I was always hoping you would open a mcdonalds with spaghetti and blankets instead of cheese burgers

  71. Alex Benny says:

    Your were the best Mitch and you will always be remebered. I’ll put some survalience on rick for you. I was hoping you would open that mcdonalds. I wish your family the best

  72. Matt Warburton says:

    I listened to many comedians because I want to be one myself and I never found any comidian quite like Mitch Hedberg. He had that personality youll never find in anyone else for quite some time. He is and will always be my idol and Ill never forget him.

  73. -e- says:

    I never had the pleasure of seeing Mitch on-stage but I caught many of his TV appearances over the years.

    Mitch was always a favorite of mine. He never ceased to make me laugh — one of those good, full-bodied laughs that can take you from the lowest of lows.

    Heaven will certainly be a happier place with Mitch.


  74. Lois says:

    I was at work when I heard the news on Howard Stern that Mitch had passed away and I broke down and cried and said a prayer for him… Godbless Mitch he was so damm funny!!! My thoughts are with his family at this sad time… I felt like I knew him even tho I never met him, he sure got my attention… Solong Mitch….

  75. Ben says:

    Wow, On my birthday too. Made me wonder how such an absolutely hillarious man, who has the overwhelming ability to bring one from the bottom of the barrel to laughing their ass off, could be taken from us so early, in such times. Mitch, there’s no doubt we will miss you, and I think I’m going to start going to church just in case i have a chance to still see you live.

  76. Abe says:

    Another dead hero

  77. Alli says:

    I just found out that mitch has past away…i cried…i dont even know him but i feel like i do from watching and listening to him soo many times…I looked up 2 him…He made me laugh when no1 else could…i will miss him soo much…no1 can ever replace him….he will be missed forever in my life…

  78. Brian says:

    Watching Mitch made me want to be a comedian. I always wanted to make someone laugh the way he made me laugh. But that kind of talent doesn’t come along often. Rest in Peace, Mitch

  79. Alex H. says:

    Mitch was one of my favorite comedians. Even though i only discovered him about a year ago, I feel very sad about his early passing. Mitch just had such a laid back good hearted comedic outlook on life and that will never be touched again, in the way that he did. My prayers go out to him and his family

    Rest in Peace Mitch


  80. Briana says:

    Saddest news to hear on my birthday (31st). I discovered Mitch during the most lonely and sad time of my life when I lost my first love. Mitch taught me how to laugh all over again. I was lucky to get to see him live back in Feb. What an amazing talent that will be dearly missed. I don’t know what Mitch’s spiritual beliefs were, but I am confident that he’s in a good place now. He made people smile, and I think God likes that. I’ll never forget you, Mitch.

  81. Britt K. says:

    He’ll be so, so missed.

    Only a gem of a mind could come up with lines like: “I like rice. Rice is great if you’re hungry and want 2000 of something.”

    And my favorite:

    “I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re going and hook up with them later.”

  82. Paul says:

    Another great taken before his time. I work in an office where your loss has been mourned more than the pope. You are a special man, an individual blessed with the gift of making others laugh.

    Gatorade- not just a drink for sweaty athletes, also a drink for thirsty dude’s.

    Gone, but not forgotten.

  83. Randall says:

    MItch…..gone way too soon. I felt his comedy and his delivery was genius………doesn’t seem fair does it ?

  84. Todd says:

    I AM VERY SAD!!!! It’s always the good ones that go.

  85. Amanda says:

    He was such an amazing guy. He was by far one of my favorite comics. I saw him about two years ago. He will be missed.

  86. Emanuel says:

    First off may he Rest in Peace, I remeber the first time I saw him on Comedy Central, and than I was lucky to catch him on that 70’s show; But nothing and I mean Nothing beats watching him live, I will never forget that day at the Ontario Improv he was a great comic and his style will forever remain unique…Good bye Mitch.

  87. Char says:

    My 15 and 12 yr old siblings called me to share the horrible news… my whole family would bond over his hysterics! He was my favorite new comedian. I am so bummed by this loss but grateful that I had the chance to enjoy his genius. Good thoughts to his family and friends.

  88. Lisa says:

    We saw Mitch a couple of years ago when he opened for two other big name comedians here in the Northwest. It was Mitch who had us in stitches. I almost wet myself and became an instant fan. I don’t follow comedians but when it came to Mitch………..and now, today there’s a big fat hole in the place of admiration where he sat. I will miss you always.

  89. Kristen Harrell says:

    I am still in shock, and I am amazed at how I feel over Mitch’s death. Last year I was privileged to see him when he appeared with Lewis Black and Dave Attell in Virginia. I went mainly to laugh with Lewis, but left completely charmed by Mitch. He wasn’t brash, he wasn’t self-confident, he wasn’t polished, but, damn, was he funny! Very self-depreciating as well. I couldn’t wait to get his CD’s, and I was not disappointed. Comedy has lost a great and clever soul, and
    I will miss him very, very much.

  90. Jason says:

    Such a tragedy that we lost such a great comedian at such a young age. He was amazing to watch and impossible not to laugh with. A funny man, he will be missed. RIP

  91. matthew dyer says:

    My lucky number is 4 billion, that doesn’t come in real handy when your gambling.”COME ON 4 billion, fuck 7.” I’m gonna need some more dice, 4 billion divided by 6, at least.
    -Mitch Hedberg-


    Last week I helped my friend stay put. It’s a lot easier than helping someone move. I just went over to his house and made sure that he did not start to load shit into a truck.

  92. Matt says:

    :( his websties down too… As a testiment to him I hope 100 people post here

  93. Jordan says:

    Mitch was like my favorite stand up comedian..we was just so awsome…his jokes were hilarious, the way he laughed at some of his own jokes, the way his jokes were just so real..i was saying the other day i wish i could meet i will never get to…

  94. Carrie says:

    I feel as if I’ve lost a member of my own family. Fortunately, I had the pleasure of seeing Mitch at a club in Nashville last year. I wish I could have the opportunity to see him again, but I will never forget him. Rest in peace, Mitch.

  95. Lauren Audrey says:

    Mitch was my all-time favorite!!! I just found out tonight as I was watching Comedy Central, I was so exicted to see him as I was flipping through. When they showed that he had died I freaked out. I followed him cloesly enough to know that he wasn’t dead as of last week, so I was thrown for a loop!! When I read the New York Times article I cried. Mitch was the only thing I ever listened to in the car. I would just keep him on repeat, never seemed to get tired of him. My boy friend and I had a chance to see him a few months ago. The show was 6 hours away and we both had work and homework for college, so in the end we didn’t go. The next time he was even in the same time zone as us we joked that we would drive as far as we had to just to see him. I wish we would have blown off school and work now, it would have been worth it!
    I want to send flowers to his family. As much as I listened to him I feel as though I knew him, but since I don’t I want to at least do something for those who did.

  96. Eva says:

    I cannot believe that Mitch is gone. I never saw him live, but every time he was on tv, i was glued. He was soooo funny, and was one of my favorite 2 comedians (i could never choose between him and dane cook). It seems like the good die much too young. May he rest in peace for all eternity.

  97. Mitchell says:

    This is terrible, I have known about Mitch for years (first noticed him because we shared the same name). Never had the opportunity to see him live, but I am still in shock he is gone. I hope this is just some cruel joke. RIP Mitch : (

  98. robin says:

    i saw mitch at the oakdale in ct in january and he was at his peak. this is a huge loss to the entertainment industry. i am deeply sadened.

  99. reece says:

    i had just heard 3 second clips of mitch on various promos and was looking forward to seeing him do his act and wouldn’t you know,i saw his performance on comedy central tonight and laughed my ass off and then saw the dedication at the end and sat in disbelief as i read the dates”1968-2005″.i am still shaking my head.what a punch in the face! this guy could have been the funniest comic in the last 25 years.up there with carlin and pryor.damn shame! and by the way,enough of the tarzan english,me and this… and that.didn’t ANYONE go to school and stay awake? christ!

  100. Susan Piper says:

    A group of us Mitch fans had the privilege of seeing him live in Auburn, AL on March 8th. It was the first time we had seen him live, but his comedy has always seemed to bring us closer together…and sitting there with all those other fans who were quoting along with him…it was really neat…a bonding experience. I am so sad right now. I keep listening to his act over and over…and I find myself laughing and crying. I feel privileged to have gotten to see him live.

  101. Gwen says:

    poor guy… he was so good at stand-up.

  102. Jamie says:

    I’ve never been so down about the death of a celebrity since Zappa died. Mitch Hedberg was the funniest guy who ever lived. The perfect comedian – people will be trading MP3s of him for the next 100 years. When I heard, I just felt sick to my stomach. Man, who cares about the Pope when Mitch is dead? I got into him last year when I was going through a really rough time and somebody loaned me his first CD. At a time when I thought I was inconsolable, I suddenly found myself weeping with laughter and loving life. Thanks, Mitch.

    The nights I’ve lain awake replaying Mitch gags in my mind and chuckling to myself….no other artist has lost me sleep in that way. I had no idea how funny the world was until I heard Mitch Hedberg.

    The most charming, talented comedian ever to grace the earth. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

  103. Sean says:

    In response to 102, I doubt people will miss you as much as we All will miss Mitch.

    Mitch was a great comedian, in fact I was just talking about him Wed the 30th using the line “I got my hair highlighted, cause I like some strains more than other” to make fun of a girl…..

    Mitch: sorry to see you go, rest in peace, Mitch’s family: sorry for your great loss

  104. TFuss says:

    The most Eloquently Funny person I have ever seen.

    Peace and Love Incorporated.

  105. Nikko says:

    man fuck

  106. Jenn D says:

    I just can’t believe this! On the 31st, my mom and I happened to start a conversation about our favorite comics. She was telling me about someone she had seen recently on TV. I told her about Mitch. At the time I could not remember his name, only that I had enjoyed his humor so much. I had seen him on comedy central quite awhile ago, but his humor had a big impact and he had made a lasting impression on me. It got me thinking about how I could figure out what his name was, so that I could try to see him live and get DVDs and Cds. Tonight (April 1st), I turn on comedy central…I couldn’t believe it!! I recognized him immediately…Mitch Hedberg. i called my mom right away to tell her: “You’re not going to believe this! The comedian I was just telling you about is on TV right now! Turn it on!” I called my mom during commercials to laugh together and discuss his performance. The next thing I knew they had dedicated the show to him. He had passed. Wow…just completely shocked. I got choked up. Only a truely special person can have such an effect on people he never knew. I feel that your talent is one of a kind…and I am obviously not alone…
    I will be making Mitch Hedberg purchases tomorrow…and I will hang on to the receipts.
    My deepest sympathies for this very funny man and his family.
    He is loved, appreciated, and now missed.

  107. Thomas says:

    Mitch Hedberg is the funniest person to ever walk this planet. I felt like my damn chest was caving in when i heard and hoped like hell it was an april fools joke. I was gonna go see him in June in Tampa for the first time. Mitch, you’ve done wonders for our world man, your spirit lives on bro…RIP. ~Thomas

  108. Brian says:

    Mitch was so fucking funny. My little sister loved him, and my girlfriend thought that his voice was distracting, because he sounded like he was on drugs. This proves that he was hilarious.

    Try to write a stand-up routine sometime. Start to realize how hard that is, and then realize what Mitch really did, to be able to truly live and realize the life he seemed to want, and also to be able to have the intelligence and motivation to write such amazing material while projecting the carefree stoney visage. I have felt terribly since hearing this.

    I’m listening to “Strategic Grill Locations” and now I’m feeling better.

    “Somebody needs to tell the turkeys, ‘Man, be yourselves…I used to draw you…”

    Rest in peace Mitch. I was under the impression that the mustard
    stain came out, too.

  109. Toma_San says:

    It’s so sad. I just saw him on Comedy Central and it was so hilarious. I can’t believe he died. It can’t be possible. There won’t ever be a comedian like Mitch.
    Forever in my heart, Mitch.

  110. Cat says:

    man, I found out right after they played his special on comedy central tonight. I felt sooo bad… I mean honestly, he has been in my list of top 3 comedians ever since I lisztened to him for the first time.

    Yeah Mitch, rabbits would be fucked up if carrots got you drunk…

  111. Aakash says:

    When I found out that Mitch died, I was in complete shock. He was and is my favorite comic. His jokes and speaking style was something that me and my cousin shared and imitated often. Man I can’t believe this. Like others above, I don’t care about the pope dying right now, he’s old and he’s lived a full and successful life. Mitch was just about to make it big. This is terrible.
    My favorite joke: “I went to the store to buy a candleholder. They didn’t have one, so I bought a cake.”

  112. Erin says:

    i wish drugs didn’t have to take such awesome people from us.
    he’ll be remembered.

  113. derick says:

    Mitch will be missed. I have his show from comedy central on tape. I got it 3 years ago when i was in college. i also just heard him on the howard stern show recently. He was a funny motherf**ker!!! I luv u man

  114. Ryan says:

    Loved him. Rest in peace mitch

  115. Brendan says:

    Nice little tribute here :) Hehe, listening to those clips made me laugh and brought a tear to my eye at the same time. He’ll be really missed, as has been said by many. It was a total shock, but I’m glad that he was around to lighten up the world for the short time he was. Someone on another message board said it best when they said “When I see Mitch in heaven, I can say, ‘Hey Mitch, I saw you on Earth……And you were good.’ “

  116. Greg says:

    I had recently seen Mitch before his passing, and I would have to say that I havent heard such a more no BS and straight out stand up in my life. I just couldnt stop laughing. Mitch you will be missed greatly and I seriously hope to see you in heaven. Loved ur shades too! : * (

  117. Michele Holder says:

    I just heard on Comedy Central about the passing of Mitch Hedberg. Never got a chance to see him in person but watching his standup performances on Comedy Central left me in laughing tears. However, learning of this news tonite leaves me with tears of sadness. Mitch, you will be missed.

  118. Chris says:

    Mitch was the best , I was so sad when I heard. I really hope this is some kind of joke……….

  119. Spaz6to8 says:

    Well they just played his comedy central presents and at the it said 1968-2005 and said we loved you too. so im sorry to say he actually died wednesday of heart failure. He will be missed my many.

  120. jeremy says:

    mitch was my favorite comedian, he’ll be missed. i saw him in Tampa in december….. im glad i was able to see him before he passed.

  121. Chris says:

    I just wanted to say he was, by a HUGE margin, my favorite comedian. His jokes didnt need to be fueled by race, creed, or any of the other bull other comics use. When you can use life, and all which we take for granted, and make you look back and laugh, thats talent. ( i.e. the turkey riff when he says I used to draw you…….). It relates to everyone…..I will miss him. I was unfortunate to say I never had gotten to see him live. I wished I had….I tried….
    I jumped on the internet as soon as comedy central posted his memorium…..I couldnt beleive it….To his family, the world had something very special. Thank God we can remember him by record. God Bless,,,,,,,R.I.P. Mitchell

  122. TL says:

    Oh crummy buttons, we just saw Mitch’s over played show on Comedy Centeral and were saying…”let’s check the site and fly to where ever Mitch is playing next month & see him-its been too long” tag at the end of the show…RIP?..what the what??!!!! No,No,No!
    A very sad day, he’ll be missed. I’ll go buy the other cd we don’t own tomorrow.
    Thanks for the place to vent ,grieve and the great audio clips. He lives on.

  123. luis says:

    a few months ago mitch and stephen lynch were doing a show at the majestic theatre in dallas. unfortunetly i couldn’t go. i was bummed of course but i told myself “well, i’ll see them next time they come to dallas.” =[ mitch was one of the reasons i decided to start doing standup. i going to miss him.

  124. LYRIC Gibson says:

    i dont think anyone will ever come close to mitch hedberg. he was one of the greatest comedians i have ever seen. i dont watch too much of stand up but when i saw mitch..i fell in love. he was so funny..i dont think i will ever be able to listen to the hbo cd without shedding at least on tear on of my goals was to actually see mitch hedberg live in person….and now i hear of the tragic news. he is deffinatly going to be missed. …I LOVE YOU MITCH…you are a legend in our hearts!!!!!

  125. Michael says:

    Just finally sinking in 24 hrs later. I woke my wife up when I read online late last night. I was floored. Not Mitch. Anyone but Mitch.

    Maybe when the pope dies, he can meet Mitch at the gates and say, “It’s cool, he’s with me.”

    God bless you Mitchell for given the pricess gift of laughter to us all. I am enternally thankful for the opportunity to have enjoyed your work live in Minneapolis on Nov 22, 2002. When I first saw you on Letterman, then your Comedy Central Presents shortly thereafter, I was hooked. Friends quoted your one-liners, and I showed anyone who would give me thirty minutes your half hour special. I caught as many TV appearances as I could, and listened you your CD’s nonstop. I know everyone by heart, but still full body laugh every goddamned time.

    I had a hangover once. I was with my friend and we were driving from Bloomington IL to Peoria and I was way hungover. We were going to a wedding and had to check into our hotel and get to the church and make the 30 mile drive in an hour. Just as I was about to ask my friend Joey to pull over so I could refund some of the previous evenings activities…Mitch came on the Sirius comedy channel. It was about 5 minutes worth of healing. I laughed so hard my hangover went away…no shit, I have a witness. Mitch cures hangovers. I went from head pounding, stomach churning hangover to being able to walk into a church by listening to Mitch for five minutes. I had wonderful laughter tears that day. I have tears of another sort tonight. Thank you Mitch…thank you thank you thank you.

  126. Ian Anderson says:

    I know, that sucks, I mean, the guy was my favorite comedian of all time.

  127. Sarah says:

    I hope this is a joke :( He was the funniest man ever. Just looking at him made me laugh my ass off. He will be missed.

  128. Ben says:

    A brilliant mind and a huge influence on me personally. Onstage he always seemed like a real guy, that’s why the news has hurt so many people personally that didn’t even know him. I heard about it on the radio and was devasted for a few moments but then they played a clip of a routine and I started laughing, his stuff is just that funny.

  129. Violet says:

    Most comedians are not funny, not like comedians of old. I am an old lady now, and only heard Mitch tonight on Comedy Central for the first time ever. I needed a laugh and he made me laugh so much, it was the happiest I have felt in a very very long time, my husband died March 1, 2004. While I listened I thought I am going to look him up on line and see what I can learn about him.

    Sad to say at the end they showed he died 2005. So came here to find out the story. I am so. so sorry to know he is gone!!!

    Good healthy humor is so sadly lacking, this young man was indeed a gift.

  130. Billy says:

    As a novice stand up comic, I had spread the word of Mitch Hedberg to anyone who would hear, just three days ago i educated 2 people of who he was, only to hear the next day he died. I am puzzled why there isn’t more publicity for one of the funniest, most pure comics ever. His legend will live on forever, the Kurt Cobain of Comedy. In memory, tomorrow ducks will eat free at Subways.

  131. verdent says:

    If, as the saying goes ‘only the good die young’, losing Mitch couldn’t prove this with any greater validation. I figure anyone with sucha cool, gentle demeanor that just comes up with witty things such as a way for ducks to eat free at Subway must have a good soul. He made his mark on us, and he did it with grace. Someone asked earlier whether it makes him a bad person to feel a great loss for Mitch and at the same time not have any concern for the pope…well, look at it like this, the pope is more or less a figurehead to be praised much akin to a cross between a politician and royalty. Point is, the pope offers little for self awareness, just outdated ways vying for our faith, his position is to be reached out to while our own truths lie within….Mitch on the other hand is someone that was reaching out to us, helping to enlighten us in the best possible way (as i believe our comedians are the closest thing we have to traditional philosophers nowadays). He made us laugh and look at the world in a way few manage to be able to do. I’m gonna miss his stand-up, i’m gonna miss him when i watch my favorite cartoon ‘Home Movies’, but i’m especially gonna miss just hearing his cool voice saying something more that makes us smile…

  132. Shawn says:

    Thankfully got to see Mitch twice over the past couple of years, HUGE fan and upset to see such talent pass on. We’ll miss you man! My condolences to his wife and family. Rest in peace Mitchell.

  133. Rob says:

    This came out of nowhere. A few people that I had introduced to Hedberg’s material called me to tell me about it. One of the newer talents that I had recently been following, first saw him on his Comedy Central Presents a while back. It’s been a bad year, losing Dimebag Darrel only a few months ago as well.

  134. Sean says:

    I really dont like very many things, at all. Mitch Hedberg was a rare exception. Rest in peice

  135. Josh says:

    This is truly a sad day for comedians. When i first saw Mitch on comedy central, all i could think about is who is this stoner. But when i sat down and listened to his unique brand of comedy, i laughed my ass off like i had never laughed before. I can’t tell you how many people I turned on the Mitch by playing his c.d.’s for friends of mine. I still can’t believe that he’s dead. Mitch, you will definitely be missed. But you will never be forgotten. You may be gone, but I will never stop turning people on to your comedy. You are truly an original. Rest in peace, bro.

  136. Chad Stenberg says:

    My friends and i drove 27 hours STRAIGHT from Rockford Il to Tempe Arizona last summer just to see Mitch. We only stopped for gas, we had food in the car. He was worth it! It’s weird but even though i never met him personally, and i am so picky about stand up comedians that i feel like i have lost a friend. Brian Regan and Chris Rock are the only other comedians i like. Mitch was my favorite. I hope he’s in heaven, and ill pray for the family…it doesnt seem right to lose someone when they are so young,
    Rockford Il

  137. Josh says:

    This is truly a sad day for comedians. When i first saw Mitch on comedy central, all i could think about is who is this stoner. But when i sat down and listened to his unique brand of comedy, i laughed my ass off like i had never laughed before. I can’t tell you how many people I turned on the Mitch by playing his c.d.’s for friends of mine. I still can’t believe that he’s dead. Mitch, you will definitely be missed. But you will never be forgotten. You may be gone, but I will never stop turning people on to your comedy. You are truly an original. Rest in peace, bro.

  138. Jack says:

    I cried like a little bitch. I love mitch hedberg. my favorite commedian, the only guy that could get a laugh out of me when i was down the most. rest in poeace man…i fucking love you! you were the BEST!

  139. Danny says:

    There are no words. I have been a fan for years. All my friends heard him, and now he is a part of our jokes. He was amazing. His comedy was like no other, and I am truly sad.

  140. Jacob C. says:

    It’s still so hard to believe that one of the most unique comedians to ever live is gone. I have been a fan of his for a few years and he was and still is my favorite comedian of all time. He and his comedy will live on in my heart every day. I’ll miss you Mitch, rest in peace.
    PS – This is what part of the alphabet would look like if Q and R were eliminated.

  141. Alex K. says:

    I was watching his special
    on comedy central then after
    it said Mitch hedberg 1968-2005
    I stared for a while and then
    jumped on the computer, only to
    find the report…
    He IS my favorite comic and person
    I have encountered in the last
    4 years. I cried for the worlds
    loss of such a great person.

  142. B_Dub says:

    RIP Bro,

    A Talented Comedic Genious Will Be Missed, I Am At A Loss For Words.

  143. Beth H. (Ct.) says:

    Did anyone see Mitch on a recent (but old) re-run of Friends? I’m trying to find out if the guy knocking on Joey’s door was Mitch. He had long hair and looks like the Mitch, but younger. I think it might have actually been the first or one of the first episodes ever for Friends, so it is a few years old now. Thanks.

  144. Jon Krieger says:

    Thank You.

  145. mike says:

    mitch is makeing all of heaven laugh. he will be missed…

  146. Aaron Silver says:

    This is bad news. Mitch was a funny guy. He was the kind of off beat comic I like. Not since Bill Hicks death at a young age has comedy been struck. I have been reading lots of bios on Mitch’s appearances, which include Letterman,Howard Stern,Comedy Central, etc. I thought I saw Mitch on “That 70’s Show” playing the clerk at “The Hub”, but didnt look for his name in the credits and have not seen it mentioned that he was on the show(briefly)Anyone know if he was on it , or someone that resembled him?
    I “all-encompassingly” can’t beleive he is dead. maybe he is playing an April Fools Day joke on us all.

  147. tucker,mike says:

    I met mitch while working at the stardome in B’ham,Al.He was a super nice guy and was very funny.The one liners were his trademark.Hhe was a laid back carefree character that was born to make the world laugh.When i asked my boss if i could get an autograph for my cd he said he would ask.But,Mitch said” sure no problem, send him in”.He and his wife were both very nice.Yet still throwing in a couple of the famous one liners just to let me know,”HEY”This is who I am!I guess that is one of the reasons he was such a great comedian.He did ‘nt
    question if one of his jokes were funny!He had that much confidence in his material and if it did’nt get an awsome response at first you could see the look on the audiences faces as they were figuring it out and a few seconds later it was hillarious!America was laughing that night,and i looked up and Mitch was laughing with us!You will be missed thanks for the laffs!

  148. John says:

    “I played golf….I did not get a hole in one, but I did hit a guy and that’s way more satisfying. Your supposed to yell FORE, but I was too busy mumbling there ain’t no way that’s gonna hit him.”…Comic genius i say. Never laughed so hard in my life. If only i had gotten the chance to experience Mitch at a live comedy show. Life goes on, another hero lost. Mitch Hedberg, kickin it with Hendrix and the gang. Buy the ticket, take the ride. RIP Mitch.

  149. Gabriella says:

    I feel like I lost a friend. Mitch Hedberg was a complete genius and I will continue to spread the gospel of Mitch to as many people as possible. He is already loved and missed by many. This world’s loss is heaven’s gain.

  150. Jesse says:

    Goddamn, I can only wish this was an April Fools joke, now two of three of my favorite standups are gone, Rodney Dangerfield and now Mitch… Dane Cook is the third.

  151. Dan says:

    I will always think of Mitch when I smell a scented candle. He was definately one funny guy. I guess God needed another guy to make him laugh. Thanks for sharing yourself with all of us. You won’t be forgotten. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS….

  152. Tim says:

    This morning my wife and I were driving downtown Newton, MA and we saw a duck. That was very special.
    Mitch honestly has been one of the most influential people in my life…I know that sounds very big – but the way I look at things has changed. What an observer of the mundane Mitch was. He brought to life things that otherwise were irrelevant. His randomness appealed to stoners and straight people alike.
    “To get on this show they made me take a drug test and the questions were like trick questions like: have you ever tried sugar or…..pcp.”

    Unbelievable. My heart goes out first to his family, 2nd to all those who like myself stumbled across Mitch only to find a great Gem in this often cliche world and third to the rest of the world out there that was never fortunate enough to see through Mitch’s perspective (which is a pretty awesome perspective)

    Love you Mitch –

  153. Jesse Popoff says:

    I just saw mitch on comady central yesterday, in the middle of it i was thinking of getting tickets for his show. He cracked me up. But when the show finished It said he died i felt really bad. ill miiss him man i really wanted to go see him

  154. Kimmi says:

    He was someone who really did brighten my days. I will keep
    listening to him with big smiles and lately many tears. His family will now know how many people he truly did touch in a genuine way. His loss is personal, I cry for someone I am so sad to see leave. I smile because he was here and left many memories. My heart goes to his family, Mitch, RIP.

  155. Carwin Young says:

    Rest In Peace Mr. Hedberg. Your death was a tragic event.

  156. Rex Todd says:

    I was in the same boat, hoping it was a April’s Fools Joke.
    But it looks like this is real.
    No matter how many times I saw him, listened to his CD, he always made me laugh. His timing was awesome, his delivery was incredible.
    He was a genuine guy, and a great person.
    My thoughts go to his wife, and family.
    Its unfortuante that great talents like Mitch pass away before they are noticed. Bill Hicks, Sam Kinison, Robin Harris; now Mitch.

    I’ leave with the one line that still makes me giggle.

    “I had an ant farm, those fellas didn’t grow shit”

    Thanks for everything,

  157. Mancer says:

    Quoting Jesse: “Goddamn, I can only wish this was an April Fools joke, now two of three of my favorite standups are gone, Rodney Dangerfield and now Mitch… Dane Cook is the third.”

    Exact same way I feel. 3 favorite comedians, 2 down, 1 to go.

  158. Rob from Long Island, NY says:

    DAMN! I wish this was just a bad dream but unfortunately it’s very sad but true….my heart felt condolences go out to the entire Hedberg family and his tons of fans throughout the nation.
    Mitch was truly an original comic that appealed to so many and funny enough, even those scum of the earth ariyan WASP skinhead Nazi Jew haters, who hate anyone different from themselves seemed to look past his Jewish faith and enjoy Mitch Hedberg’s comedic style.
    Godspeed Mitchell~ R.I.P my friend…..”We loved you too!”

  159. Zack says:

    Mitch Hedberg was my favorite. I just recently found out he died a week ago. I always wanted to see him live.

    Rest In Peace Mitch…. You will be missed

  160. Angie from Kansas says:

    I was so sad to learn of Mitch’s death. He was my absolute favorite comedian. My husband and I saw his Comedy Central Special a couple of years ago and when we found out he was going to be in Kansas City a couple months ago, we immediately bought tickets. I am so glad we got to see him in person. Our thoughts go out to his family. Rest in Peace, Mitch – you will be “all encompassingly” missed.

  161. Ashley says:

    Mitch Hedberg was one of the only stand up comics to make me laugh. he was amazing, and with the best timing for his jokes ever. I was lucky enough to have seen him in person when he was in Phx last year, and will cherish that night forever.

  162. tyler says:

    Mitch was one of my favorite comedians ever . . . he was going to be one of the next BIG things in comedy. Mitch you will be missed by everyone


  163. stevie d says:

    mitch was the kind of comedian with that crazy sense of homor that i realy could relate to. He will be missed.

    Rest in piece brother.

  164. Warren P says:

    Even though he will be missed by us all, his laughter will stay with us forever. Maybe, especially nowadays, God just needed someone to make him/her laugh…

    Rest In Peace

  165. shawn says:

    like many of you i was amazed at his talent after seeing his comedy special . i told my wife we need to go see one of his shows, i even saved his website as a favorite to see where his next show nearest us would be we never made it… dammit ! take care man.

  166. Tim Holian says:

    Mitch was to me what Richard Pryor, and George Carlin met to my father, he changed the way I look at things, he really change the way I think. I feel he didn’t get a chance to really show what he had but yet again he really had what he showed, you kinda felt like you knew him after a listen, you couldn’t help it. The world has lost someone that they knew, because if you didn’t know him or his comedy you lived his comedy. I LOVE MITCH and I know my children will too! He is at peace and we should be happy for him and try not to feel to sad for ourselves, I think we needed him more than he needed us, he has brought many a smiles to my face!!! PEACE MITCH SEE YOU ON THE FLIPSIDE Tim
    P.S. Don’t assume drugs please, let him speak for himself and see how it turns out. Just please keep an open mind and know that we all have our problems!!peace and love

  167. Kat says:

    -sigh- I saw his show yesterday. That was when I found out. It’s sad that people that are very loved die so quickly. I’ll leave with a quote

    “I bought a doughnut and the guy gave me a recipt for the doughnut. I told him “Why do I need a recipt for the doughtnut?” I’ll have some skeptical friend and I’ll say “Oh yeah! You know I bought that doughnut! I have the documentation RIGHT HERE! OH wait, I must have in file, under D…for Doughnut.”

    We loved you Mitch…R.I.P….

  168. Heather says:

    Okay I am completely and utterly in shock! Mitch Hedberg IS and will always be the greatest comedian ever!!! I am so saddend by this news that I can’t even find the words to describe it. So I will just say this R.I.P Mitch Hedberg! You will be missed forever!

  169. samuel says:

    Mitch Hedberg will be missed and will always be my favorite and best comedian ever…

  170. matt says:

    He was just on Stern, So many die after they are on the Stern show. Never saw him, but I loved his sense of humor. “Search party of 4 for Mitch”

  171. Justin says:

    This is truly bad times. I alwways wanted to see him but i guess he’s chillen with the pope now.

  172. Mariah says:

    I will miss you so much! You were my favorite uncle. The best and funniest anyone could ever have. Your jokes were the best! I love you lots. RIP

  173. Kenneth says:

    First we lose the Doc S. Thompson and now young Mitchel all of our great minds are leaving us.

  174. Shawn Eckert says:

    I first heard mitchs comedy about 2 years ago. he was truly one of the greatest comedic minds of today. its a shame that he dide so soon. one thing is for certain, i will never look at frogs the same (Smackie) and i will never eat a reese’s in public. We love you mitch!

  175. Candis Hartley says:

    I just want to say that Mitch is my favorite comedian and I am so sad to hear that he is gone. I am always telling his jokes, he was just so original. One of my favorites is the one about him walking with his friend and mumbling something to himself, his friend asks what “and now I am yelling, ” That tree is far away!” He will definately be missed :(

  176. Megan says:

    I loved mitch he was one of the best….he was funny and I will always remember his jokes….I know that his soul is in a better place and even though the body is gone the spirit will remain here in our hearts.

  177. Hilary says:

    I was on Yahoo looking up news on the Pope and Mitch’s name caught my eye. Like you guys, I’m devastated…this guy is my favorite comedian of all time. One of my qualifying questions for dudes I date is whether or not they’ve heard of him…then I quote stuff from Mitch All Together. My heart goes out to his wife and family.

  178. daniel says:

    WOW he was the last person i would die so soon…he was so young…i know we will all love him and the way he made us all laugh, please everyone tell everyone you know and dont know about mitch so he will never be forgotten….R.I.P mitch

  179. Alison says:

    I had tears in my eyes as I read the news online that Mitch had died. I listened to his cd when I was homesick during my first year of college, and after my breakup with my first boyfriend. His jokes always seemed to make what ever hardship I was dealing with so much easier. I am currently tearing my house appart looking for my cd, because it seems I have lost it. My parents thought crying over Mitch instead of the Pope was a bit weird, but not to me. Mitch, you will be missed…”so, yeah.”

  180. Barry says:

    Mitch will be missed by many of us. He was especially a blast to hear on XM Radio (unedited). He was still a rising star and was great already. Our sympathy goes out to his family and fans.

    Say Hi to the DuFranes.

  181. Lauren says:

    Mitch will always be my favorite comedian. I listened to his cd’s numerous times and they always cracked me even though I listened to it so much. He always helped me get through those hard times by making me laugh so damn hard. My friends and I quote him aaaaall the time. I’ve heard his goal was to have his own HBO special and that it was in the process of happening for him. I just wish he could have at least lived to experience it. Even though he was my favorite comedian I was surprised at how much this news effected me. It was just a complete shock. I didn’t think I’d choke up so much over someone I’d never even met before!

    I hope the best for his friends and family and he truely will be missed.
    RIP Mitch.

  182. steve says:

    what a total bummer. i just read the news. i was just randomly checking his site as i do every month and was looking forward to seeing him later this month in NJ…. i cant believe it. all my fav’s seem to go too soon…dennis wolfberg, bill hicks, now Mitch. all of u who dont know his work should really pick up his cd’s, it’s the best way to make sure his brilliance lives on….

  183. Dane says:

    He was such an amazing talent, what a tragic waste. I will really miss him. He had a style that not many comics have, he would go joke after joke with almost no set up… of a kind

    R.I.P Mitch

  184. CC says:

    Mitch Hedberg remains my favorite comedian, and I was shocked when I woke up this morning and my best friend called to tell me he had died. What a terrible ordeal- Mitch will be greatly missed- he is already. He really was an incredible talent with unique delivery and sense of humor. I really loved Mitch.

  185. steven polasek says:

    dear all,
    i never got the chance to meet my idol mitch, yet his jokes and laughter will live on in this world, expecially in south texas….

    dear mitch,

    i pray for you and i miss you…God bless you….

  186. stuart little says:

    what a shocker. the funniest dude ive ever heard in my life. a couple of my buddies and i used to listen to “mitch all together” in the parking lot after school every day and laugh our asses off. we could recite the whole damn cd but it still never got old. after awhile our voices started to sound like his and we didnt even notice it. we used to think of our own one line, “mitch” jokes, it was really kinda gay. we saw him in november at the murat egyptian room in indy. it was one of the greatest nights of my life.
    my mom woke me up this morning and told me and it was like someone i knew had died. i listened to “mitch all together” and “hit or miss” all the way thru about 3 times each. in a way he has influenced me a lot and he will be greatly missed.

  187. Sean says:

    Like so many other people on this blog, and others, I found out the tragic news while watching Mitch’s Comedy Central special yesterday. I’ve seen it a hundred times, but I always watch it when it’s on. But this time when it was over I saw something I’d never seen before – a memorial picture of Mitch with two numbers under it. I thought, why are they doing that? They only do that for people who have died, and Mitch is still alive. Then the caption appeared, “We loved you too.” I thought, OMG this can’t be true. But as we’ve all unfortunately learned, it is true.

    I never met him or saw him live, but I feel like he was one of my closest friends. He really had a way of pulling his audience into himself. He was brilliant and he made friends of us all. I’ve never been so affected by the passing of someone I didn’t know – that’s a testament to him.

    Mitch, if I’m lucky enough to live another fifty years, I’ll be an old man and I’ll still be listening to your cd’s and laughing my ass off. Thank you for all the laughs. You will be remembered.

    Love you bro.

  188. jen says:

    Mitch you will be missed!!!!

  189. Dan says:

    Wow, I can’t beleive this. I just saw the news at the bottom of the screen while watching Saturday Night Live. This really sucks. First, My favorite country singer, Chris Ledoux dies and now , One of my favorite comedians dies. I will really miss Mitch!!!! He was an amazing talent!!! It really sucks that people never appreciate a person until they die.
    Gonna Miss You Mitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  190. Jamie says:

    I missed my only chance to see Mitch a few months ago because I was out of town….which I regretted then and REALLY regret now….I’ve shared his comedy with so many people….I’ve never laughed so hard in all my life…..a comic genius….Thank you for the laughter you brought to my life.

  191. Skylar Poole says:

    I loved him!Im crying so hard!He was the only comedian that could make me laugh this much.Im gonna miss him sooooooo much!He’s made so many people laugh.I will always love him!

  192. Jason says:

    This is horrible news… I’ve been a huge fan for years, and have tried to introduce him to as many friends as possible. His CD has been in heavy rotation in my car CD player seemingly forever. A great voice in comedy, and someone that could brighten the darkest day.

    From reading some of the posts above, I’m not the only one that Mitch helped get through some shitty times… hopefully, his memory will help his family get through this rough time.

    Mitch – I saw you on TV man… and you were good!

  193. Devin says:

    Rest in peace

  194. apartness says:

    That is really sad. Damn.

  195. Dana says:

    I don’t know what else to say that hasn’t already been said. It was a huge shock for me to hear about his death when my sister and i had been quoting him only an hour or so before we heard. we’ll miss you.

  196. shelly says:

    I went to Carolines in NYC 2 weeks ago and saw Mitch. He was funnier than ever. The majority of the material was new and he looked great. He was wearing a pink shirt, a black leather jacket, black jeans with a pink stain on it and black new balance sneakers with the N being pink. I was shocked to hear the news. At first I thought my friend was playing a joke on me since I found out on April 1st but I soon learned that it was in fact true. I will always miss him but I am glad that I was able to see him perform twice.
    R.I.P Mitch.

  197. andrea says:

    hey, everyone. i just stumbled across this site
    during my search for more info on mitch.
    i heard yesterday morning.
    i can not believe mitch hedberg is dead.
    mitch hedberg is dead.
    what the fuck?
    that just does NOT add up.
    i saw him three weeks and one day ago.
    i sat in the second row.
    he was right fuckin’ in front of me.
    i saw his eyes, i saw his face, i saw his every expression.
    i laughed so hard and strong that night, my guts cramped,
    my face stuck in a smile. it was the only time i got the chance
    to see him perform.
    what an awesome, classy guy.
    and now he’s just gone?
    again…..what the fuck?
    i hope he has some feeling, some notion, some sense, of how many
    people feel such true love for him and his work.
    i am very saddened.
    my heart aches.


  198. aimee says:

    i was so sad to hear this…i wished it was an evil april fools joke. i still cant believe it i saw him 2 weeks ago to this day at a club and he was fu*ked up but funny as ever. i loved him and he will be missed.

  199. Vaughan says:

    I really can’t believe it. Mitch was, by far, one of the BEST comedians out there and I saw him Sept. ’04 in Birmingham, AL. at a comedy club. I think my favorite joke was “The other day, I got into a fight with my girlfriend in a tent. How are you supposed to express your anger in this situation? Zipper it up really quick? Zip..Zip.. Fuck you.” Mitch will be missed, but never forgotten. Thanks for all of the good laughs, Mitch. And if people didn’t know him before, everyone should now.

  200. brynn says:

    R.I.P. mitch you were a funny guy i loved watchen you. 1972-2005 R.I.P.

  201. Sarah says:

    I am extremely saddened by this news. There was something special about Mitch, not just that he was hilarious but HIM. I always thought I would hear more from him. May he rest in peace.

  202. Jennifer says:

    So, the first time I saw Mitch on stage…the audience did not know how to take him. San Fransisco, with a Comedian who didn’t use any racial or gender slurs. What a concept. It took us half the night until we started getting the jokes he hit us with in the begginning of the night. Who makes up shit about putting frogs into jars, and placing a leaf and a stick into their little 13 ounce worlds so as to emulate their natural environment? Only Mitch. He is truly one in a million.

  203. Rebecca says:

    I’m sad… this is way too early for Mitch. The first time I saw him in Atlanta a few years ago, he called our friend Amy who was really, really sick and couldn’t go and he said, “Amy, why are you not at my show?” It cheered her up. It kills me that a lot more jokes were in him. He was so funny and will be missed.

  204. Manders says:

    You were such an amazing comedian. without you I would have never been able to laugh so hard. Koala Bears are the cutest infestation ever!!! You will be missed greatly!
    Oh and candy bars are better when they fall!
    Love you RIP

  205. Jamie says:

    Well, this is my second contribution, just to say that it’s been 4 days since I heard about Mitch and I’m still incredibly upset about it. I’ve woken up in the middle of the night and felt devestated; in the morning it’s the first thing I think about. I never thought I would feel this upset about the death of someone I didn’t know personally, but I guess when you discover someone as hilarious and talented as Mitch, you hold them dear to your heart and it’s like losing a family member when they die. It still seems unreal, it still hasn’t sunk it yet. I haven’t even noticed any news coverage about the Pope, that just seems so irrelevant in comparison.

    Most comedy CDs you buy you can’t listen to again for at least 4 or 5 months after the first time you play them – Mitch’s I could quite happily listen to every day for 5 years. In fact I do. His recordings are to comedy what Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” was to jazz, ie absolutely timelessly classic.


  206. ScOtTy LuNgS says:

    RIP MITCH – I’m a newer fan and this news devistated me. I was looking forward to a Mitch Hedberg movie…

  207. Dory says:

    Don’t mourn the death of Mitch Hedberg, Celebrate his life with the enthusiasm of Tigger with obnoxious joy!

    Things I shall do this week in honor of Mitch

    buy a candy bar and drop it
    eat a club sandwhich even though I’m not a member
    draw a turkey
    raid a mini bar
    draw a piece of Swiss cheese
    clean my cheese grater, ahem sponge ruiner
    buy a doughnut and insist they keep the reciept
    play music too loud and tell my neighbor to go around when they bang on the wall
    enjoy stairs on the defunct escelator
    drink a Jack Daniel’s and Coke

  208. Chris Day says:

    R.I.P., Guy.
    This is dedicated to the man who taught me why I should never wear a turtleneck, the differences between crazy and sane straws, why guys named BoB are evil, and why the #14 is guilty by association.

    “In England Smoky the Bear is not the forest fire prevention representative. They have Smacky the Frog. It’s just like a bear, but it’s a frog. I think it’s a better system, I think we should adopt it. Because bears can be mean, but frogs are always cool. Never has there been a frog hopping toward me, and I thought ‘man, I’d better play dead. Here comes that frog…’ You never say here comes that frog in a nervous manner. It’s always optimistic. Hey here comes that frog, al-right. Maybe he’ll come near me so I can pet him, and stick him in a mayonnaise jar, with a stick and a leaf, to recreate what he’s used to. And I’m pretty sure I’d have to punch some holes in the lid, because he’s damn sure used to air. Then I can observe him, and he won’t be doing much in his 16 ounce world.”

  209. squid_monster says:

    Mitch’s next performance will be in Nirvana – if indeed there is such a place.

    Mitch and I spent our “worst Christmas ever” watching JFK and Bugsy at a theater in Bellevue, Washington — 1991. Our Christmas dinner ended up being 7-11 hot dogs. Uggh! I also witnessed a “bump” from a scheduled Letterman appearance when Pierce Brosnan went an extra segment — NY, Dec 1997. My prayers are for your wife, family, and your closest friends, Mitch. Keep them laughing on the other side.

  210. Sarah says:

    God just hates us all. MITCH WAS EFFING HILARIOUS! I’ll miss it… a whole bunch. BLAH.

  211. Eric says:

    I just found out now – on Monday! Sad and in shock. I performed with him at the 2004 Just For Laughs Festival, I was in awe then, and in awe now.
    I performed on April 1st and had I known then, I would have dedicated the show to him. I will the next time.
    You are already missed.
    What else can I say?


  212. blake says:

    214th, sweet. ill miss mitch

  213. garrett says:

    Always has, always will make me laugh the hardest… miss you guy.

  214. Tom says:

    I just discovered Mitch watching his comedy central show friday night. I never laughed so hard in my life. For it to end the way it did (with the tribute) crushed me. I’m just glad we still have his stuff to listen to so we can all continue laughing and never forget him.

  215. SHAWNA says:

    i loved mitch, one of my goals in life was to see him live :o( now i will never have that chance

  216. Chris says:

    He was an inspiration to me. I’m still trying to believe the news, and I can’t. What a terrible loss to the world of comedy.

  217. Ed says:

    I have been trying to get a local name for myself in standup, Mitch was alway my inspiration. I would never steal any of his material, but I will alway try to stay in that ” Mitch ” State of mind.

    Dear Mitch, Is heaven infested with Koalas?

  218. Susan says:

    It’s horrible….he was one of the most genius comedians I have ever had the pleasure to see. God bless his family. RIP Mitch.

  219. Chris D' says:

    Was lucky enough to see Mitch live a few times…great comedian and greater guy…he will be missed.

    “I’d probably be living in Costa Rica, eating oranges on the beach, if I wasn’t doing comedy,”

    I hope you’re on that beach and the oranges are plentiful….Rest In Peace Buddy…

  220. Tammy S. says:

    I just heard the news yesterday. I can’t believe how lucky I was to get to see him February 12th. He was and is my favorite comedian. I just want to cry. His comedy was smart and so funny.

  221. Paul says:

    Seen him a few times live, and met him after the show,very nice guy and the funniest man I have ever seen,he will be sadly missed indeed.

  222. Chris Hoffer says:

    I just got home from Mitch’s funeral. What a beautiful service. Please send compassionate thoughts to his family and especially his dear wife, Lynn. They lost the presence of a truly wonderful person.

    Mitch was one of my most favorite comics and news of his passing left me with a gut-wrenching sadness. His mom is aware of his enormous fan base, but I’m not sure she’s aware that Mitch has had such a profound effect on literally MILLIONS of laughing souls all over, and that we all miss him terribly. I’m certain his memory will live on for a very very long time.

    ~Bye Mitch! :(…
    *Thanks for the laughs…
    Chris ~

  223. barrett says:

    I’ve never cried when a celebrity died, but Mitch seemed like a friend. He was in the room (via the stereo) about 90 percent of the time we were hanging out. I guess that made him part of the group. We were actually listening to his newest CD when a friend brousing the internet called us with the news. RIP Mitch

    -I hope heavens infested with Koala Bears and Mitch can feed them.
    -I hope he there’s racetracks in heaven where Mitch can put his feet out the window and listen to the radio.
    -I hope they serve rice and spaghetti in smaller portions there.
    -I hope there’s cinnamon roll incense
    -All snacks have been dropped at least once to reach maximum flavor potential
    -the recipe for Sprite is universally known
    -There is an abundance of Pineapple Lifesavers

    From all of your fans… You’ll be missed more than you would ever know.

  224. Michael Lael says:

    I was sitting in school yesterday. I did know about Mitch’s death. I had been telling Mitch jokes all day. And then my G/F hit me with the news. I doubted it. And in my sigs on any forum, I have put a little rememberance on him. I have both his CDs and I’m going to get people to buy them. When I first saw Mitch Hedberg, I was in pain in laughter. I could not take it. I bought the Mitch All Together CD and within five minutes, he had me and all my friends in tears in laughter from it. I am going to miss Mitch. I was planning on seeing him soon. I’ll visit ya one day Mitch. I’ll bring more “Antique” Dr. Pepper belt-type article when I do it. Ohh, I’ll Bring Smackey with me.

    Rest in Peace Mitch, Rest in Peace

  225. Matt says:

    It’s truly a shame to see such talent gone. MItch Hedberg was and will always be my favorite comedian. The “simplisticness” of his ideas were so obvious, and so easy to understand that such ideas could only come from someone of his level of intelligence. And I know the word genius is a far to commonly used word these days, but Mitch Hedberg was truly a genius in his own right. For me he did nothing but brighten my day, and let me take life a little less seriously. Now I’ll leave you with the first joke that I ever heard by Mitch Hedberg. Thanks to my friend Ryan.

    “If carrots could get you drunk, rabbits would be fucked up. haha yea alright.”

    I hope your in a better place than I am because the world is going to be a little less interesting with out ya Mitch.

    Give em hell! But then again that would be a hard thing to do seeing as how you are in heaven. So… give em heaven!

  226. Shelly says:

    This is the second comment I put up. I found out about Mitch’s death early April 1. Like everyone else I thought is was just a joke. I later unfortunately confirmed it. I went to two of his shows. The most recent was on March 18, just 12 days before his death. He was absolutely brillant that night. As usual he was uncomfortable on stage but more uncomfortable than usual because the audience was way too close. I was just a couple of feet from him. He asked one guy sitting right by the stage why he choose that seat. The guy answered “it just came to me.” Mitch then said laughing “don’t fuck with me, seats don’t come to people. That was a good one.”
    The last couple of nights I’ve dreamt of that night I saw him but for some reason I can’t rememeber any of his new jokes except for that one which wasn’t part of the act. Mitch’s death has suprisingly effected me so much. Like others I never thought someone I wasn’t friends with would have such an impact on me. I guess the reason is because he was such a special person and also because as fans we used his jokes in our everyday conversations.
    We will miss you Mitch. R.I.P.

  227. Laurie says:

    Mitch was the only comedian who ever made me jump off the couch and scramble for a blank VHS the first time I saw him. Nobody has ever made me laugh that hard (not to mention the residual hysterical giggles in the middle of the day just thinking about it…)

    I just found out about his death today, and I thought it had to be a joke. Wish it were.

    Gonna miss you, man.

  228. bob says:

    I saw him in Auburn just two weeks ago with Jim Brewer. He was going to open the show but showed up 1 and a half hous late and Brewer had to open. Mitch was fucked up pretty bad and couldn’t even finish his jokes. We all thought he had to have been on coke, it was very odd. Wonder if he was going out of control and his body just couldn’t keep up. Very sad, the guy was the best.

  229. Devon says:

    this is a heartbreaker.. I saw one of his last performances at Carolines in NY on the Friday night before he died. THIS SUCKS.
    He was amazing. I feel for the family :(

    RIP MItch – best comedian EVER

  230. mandy says:

    i was shocked.. why did it hafta be Mitch.. he was one of my all time favorite comedians. i loved how his jokes were one liners and simple to get. some people might not have liked the fact that he had mostly one liners but i thought it was brilliant.. personally i love random people, and am one of those random people myself. he made it easy to really laugh without having to put a lot of thought into a joke. so plain and simple. i wonder how he died.. alot of people might think that he died bc of drugs but i read that he had a heart problem.. its so screwed up.

    R.I.P : Mitchell Hedberg – we love you too

  231. Jesse says:

    This is my second post…Listening to his CD a week after he passed…and i just wish i had the chance to go see him live…I always dreamed of going to see him but I guess this is how it goes…I miss you Mitch

  232. mat gardner says:

    I am devistated to hear of mitch’s death, he was the sultan of laughs, i cant ever get enough of the same jokes let along his new material, thanx mitch you were a comdial god man!!!!! RIP

  233. Woody Weaver says:

    Can’t believe it. Have been a casual fan, along with my wife, for quite some time. Even more so when we got the XM radio. We’d listed to the XM Comedy hoping for long blocks of Mitch. Coincidentially, we have never been to NJ until the week of March 30th, and now just read he died there. Major bummer.

    RIP Mitch. Buying doughnuts won’t be the same now.

  234. Mitch Henry says:

    Original, Different, Intelligent and now…gone. Worse than loosing the Pope!

  235. ratboy says:


  236. ty gehle says:

    take time to celebrate the life and all that was givin’ by brilliant guy. humor like this comes far and few between. i’m sorry i never got the chance to shake the man’s hand and buy him a drink. he was god damn fabulous!!! i still use his quotes on a nearly daily basis. anywho,,,, peace be to ya bro,, never forgotten, never lost, always laughin’ my ass off!!!! my deepest condolences to family and friends,,, still here in spirit. i hope you don’t mind if i use his jokes at parties,,, gonna miss him much,,,,

  237. Charles says:

    He was funny beyond belief! I laughed until I almost passed out when I saw him on Comedy Central just a week ago, and said to myself that I was going to try to find out if he’d be coming to Charlotte anytime soon. I was stunned at the end of the show when they showed that he’d just died a day or so before. He will be missed, the world can never have enough great comics, and he was one.

  238. matt says:

    it’s been said before, but he’s the best comedian EVER!

  239. Brandon says:

    Mitch Hedberg- he is my hero, everytime i hear his jokes, i always wish he was still alive and could still doing what many hope, keep on being funny! He is the best that i ever heard, the should get all of his materail, and have like a 3 hour specail.

    Mitch Hedberg your in my memories for ever.
    Rest In peace Mitch.

  240. Brandon says:

    i just said something, but now i have something to add.
    i just told my friend that Mitch Hedberg had died, she didnt even know who is was or is.
    so i told her he was well IS the funniest man on earth.
    she said ” well good for him”.
    i cant beleive it, someone who never of Mitch Hedberg. thats just not right.

    Mitch~ your always in my memorys and heart.



  241. mat gardner says:

    ya, i have had a few people tell me they have never heard of him as well, its odd to me. once i lay out a few of his quotes or say a few of them, they instantly understand the quality of his funny tqnique and his weird (only mitch) mannersims!

  242. 'brows says:

    Thanks Mitch

    You put a smile on the face of millions of the sad and lonely

    Next time I throw some fritos on the bbq I’ll Think of you

  243. Chris Elsworth says:

    Mitch was the comedian that inspired me to follow my dreams of being a standup comedian. Whenever my act went bad I would listen to his cd and he’d make me laugh and feel so much better. He inspired me to find my act and thanks to him I’ve gotten a lot of good attention in my hometown. I credit him entirely and I will miss him as will the world of comedy. RIP Mitch Hedberg

  244. Robbie says:

    i loved mitch. he was my favorite comedian. i hope he went to a better place.
    we love you buddy,

  245. jen says:

    after we saw him for the 1st time on t.v. (and laughed so hard we practically peed our pants) we wrote his name down and started our research. he was a breath of fresh air to comedy! with such a brilliantly hilarious delivery.
    bought his cd’s, dvd’s and saw him in person..turning our friends on to him in the meantime. couldn’t even go for a drive without listening, once again, to his hilarious act on cd…laughing just as hard as the first time we heard the joke.
    we’ve laughed and quoted him almost daily since day one. no one will ever compare.

  246. Loretta says:

    Mitch became my favorite comedian of all time about 8 years ago. I used to go see him at the Punchline in Atlanta. Before he became a “special engagement”, he and Lynn would always hang out after the show and sign cd’s and visit. I had e-mailed him before meeting him and he remembered my e-mail. Ever since, when they would come to town, I would go see him and he and Lynn always greeted me by name. I even have a picture on which he made one of his jokes. On accident. My friends and I are going to get together to watch his DVD. We will be wearing vee neck shirts, throwing potatoes in the oven, eating jelly beans, petting Koalas, and having the volume up so loud that when the neighbors knock on the wall, we can yell “Go around!”

  247. BARRY FERNANDEZ says:


  248. Theresa says:

    Dude I must live under a rock, I just found out Mitch died. Thats so crazy my brain still has not registered it. I just saw him in October. What an funny comedian. Well may he rest in peace, he will be missed.

  249. Theresa says:

    Dude I must live under a rock, I just found out Mitch died. Thats so crazy my brain still has not registered it. I just saw him in October. What an funny comedian. Well may he rest in peace, he will be missed.

  250. Josh says:

    I haven’t ever been as disturbed by a celebrity death as I have been by Mitch’s. I never got to see Mitch live. I wish I had. I really feel like one of my friends just passed away. I have had this horrible sickness in my stomach for a couple of weeks now. Mitch was moving. I don’t really know how to explain why. Mitch was so honest, so relative in his comedy. Every time I listen I get the same feeling as when I just spent an hour with an old friend that I haven’t seen in a while. I miss you already Mitch. My deepest consolences to your family…and your fans. Corn Off the Cob….Mitch All Together. Thank you for pushing your way into my world. Thank you for the laughter you have given me. Thank you for letting me know that some of the most random, strangest thoughts that I have and laugh my ass off to are shared by someone else. Thanks for being unique. God damn it…..I miss you Mitch…

  251. april says:

    I am going to eat a club sandwich, even though I am not a member! I too, used to do drugs, I still do, but I used to too! Mitch, you will be missed!

  252. Tricia says:

    Mitch was and still is my favorite comedian! He had such a unique style. It is sad that his life ended at such a young age. Just imagine the comedy he could have shared with us all in the next few years! He will be missed.

  253. Ci Ci says:

    Thanks for the laughter Mitch that will live on in the hearts of millions of fans!!! You are so greatly missed! It has been 2 weeks and 1 day since I got the news. I am still emotional about it! I have been sharing your comedy as my personal tribute to you to many of my co-workers who never had the pleasure to hear your stuff, either on TV or live. I’m glad I had the opportunity to do both, and even more pleased that I am one of many lucky fans who even had the pleasure of personally meeting you!

    Now I’ve got to go drink my homemade Sprite…. “pppffttt! There’s got to be more to it than lemon and lime….”

  254. LaughterIsAllThatMatters says:

    I have been telling epople about Mitch since I caught him about a year ago on Comedy Central. This is SUCH a shame! I truly feel that one of the few things that sets us apart in the universe in laughter. My condolences to the Hedberg family.

    My favorite bit: Doughnut receipt.

  255. Fitz says:

    I just saw this heartbreaking news minutes ago. I was listening to some of Mitch’s stuff and decided to get online to see what I could find – only to read this horrible news. Mitch puts me in tears everytime I listen to him. He is my favorite comedian ever, and I’m kicking myself for not going to see him when he was in town not long ago. One of my favorite memories is listening to him with a girlfriend on a long car trip. I almost had to pull off the road we were laughing so damn hard.
    My condolences to his family and to all his fans. He will be sorely missed.

  256. church says:

    you were the best, rip man, we all loved you. i turned you on to all my friends, you memories will live forever in our jokes and minds. peace out man

  257. Od' says:

    I really hoped it was an April’s Fool day joke. Mitch was my favorite comedian, me and my boyfriend were fortunate enough to meet him backstage when he came to the Miami Improv, and he was just so humble and really appreciated all his fans and their support. It is so sad, he had so much talent and a big future ahead of him. RIP Mitch, we’ll miss you.

  258. Josh says:

    This is the second post i’ve had put up. It really touches me that there are so many people that Mitch has touched. That people are still posting messages over 2 weeks after his death says so much for his talent and ability to connect with people. I still can’t believe that he’s gone. It’s such a tragedy that the world of comedy has to lose one of its funniest members so early. With that, i’ll leave y’all with one of my favorite Mitch Hedberg musings, and i’m sorry if it isn’t perfectly written but I know y’all know what i mean…….

    People think because i’m a guy, i’m into sports. I mean, I like Gatorade, but that’s as far as it goes. And you don’t have to be a sweaty guy to enjoy it, you can just be….a thirsty dude!!!!! Gatorade forgets about this demographic. Can i have some or does that lightning bolt mean NO!!!!!

    And also thanks to Mitch, i now know that if i’m in a hotel and i’m staying on the 14th floor and i jump out the window, I will die EARLIER!!!!!!!

    Thanks for me making me laugh Mitch, you’ll truly be missed by many. RIP bro………..:(

  259. Todd M. says:

    Comedy is DEAD! Why would someone so talented be taken from us so soon. The Best was yet to come and I only hope that his wife Lynn and mom and dad Mary and Arne can find comfort in the fact that “MITCH” was able to make so many people REALLY REALLY HAPPY… I only saw him once at “Uncle Funny’s” in Davie, Florida but man he was SPECIAL. So nice and friendly stardom had not affected his personality. We will never know just how famous he could have become. But something tells me that was not important to him, he was different…


    RIP — Mitchell

  260. amanda says:

    I think it goes without saying that there are many people who are a million times more torn up about this than when they heard the pope had died, myself included. And the shitty part is, I was aware the second the pope died, and had to endure nonstop media coverage of his death for weeks after whether I wanted to or not. And it’s April 16, and I JUST HEARD last night that Mitch Hedberg had died! That was over two weeks ago, and I read the news every day. What the hell???? How did such a brilliant and popular comedian’s death go so underreported? I guess the media was too busy waiting for the pope to croak.

    Bottom line is: despite what bible thumpers will tell you, the pope made many people’s lives shittier and brought pain and misery to many groups of people (to name a few, gays and all those poor Africans dying of AIDS). Mitch Hedberg brought laughter and joy to every person who heard him do stand-up comedy. He definitely made me happy and all he had to do was tell some stupid jokes about 2-in-1 shampoo and cheese shredders and stuff. I’m so sad that he’s gone. The pope, not so much.

    (Editor’s Note: Daaaaamn! Laying the licks on the Pope! Let’s just say they are both important people. :) )

  261. Tam says:

    amanda, #263, I think you summed it up better than I could. Mitch was special…no Pope but who cares, he was Mitch. We all have our purpose and Mitch sure fulfilled his. I am so glad I was touched by his life; and so sad that it ended so soon.


  262. BlutoniumBoy says:

    A friend of mine just came out to Ohio from New Jersey on vacation and he brought with him a CD/DVD set of Mitch. I had previously never heard of him despite the fact that I listen to XM Comedy quite often. I thought Mitch was the funniest comedian I have ever heard and seen. He was a true comedian that kept his composure and remained witty. I was saddend to hear from my friend that this awesome comedian had passed away. I was immediatly heart broken that yet we lost another comedian genius.


    I only knew you a very short time but within that time you have and will remain in my heart and collection forever. Your awesome and I wish I had the chance to see you. Anyway’s keep them laughing where ever you are… in our hearts you will remain.

  263. Joanie says:

    I had the pleasure of seeing Mitch twice. My son and I are very big fans. When my son was a Junior at the University of Central Florida last year Mitch did a show there. He had brought a CD for him to sign and we were determined we were going to get it. I grabbed him by the arm, he grabbed his girlfriend’s arm and we snuck back behind a black curtain and there was Mitch. Security told us to leave but we kept on going, we met him, got his autograph, and he talked to us for a while. I said to him, “We love you Mitch” and he said “I love you guys too.” I will always remember that, especially now. He didn’t have to take the time but he did! My son and I are very close and that is a memeory he will always be greatful for. It was my son that called me up and told me. We are both very sad but are thankful for the way Mitch will always make us happy when we listen to him. We will always love you Mitch!

  264. Jerome says:

    I was very young when i first saw mitch on TV. It was his Comedy Central Special. It was the funniest thing i had ever seen. After that i could only remember him as a long haired guy with shades named mitch. There wasn’t much out on him at the time(noone else i knew knew of him). I always remembered that show and how funny mitch was. …………….. years later. For my 18th Birthday (golden b-day) my friend mary and i decided on going to the Comedy Central Presents tour with dave attel and lewis black. before the show mary and i talked about our favorite comedians. She was a big richard pryor fan, i on the other hand told her about the show i saw with that mitch guy. 5 minutes later to my complete surprise(mitch was not advertised to be there) Mitch Hedberg came out on stage and gave the best performance of all three performers that night. I was shocked, i had no clue he was going to be there. It was by far the best birthday i’ve ever had. After that night i became a huge hedberg fan, spreading his comedy to all my friends. I was very shocked to hear that he passed away, he will be missed greatly. R.I.P Mitch

  265. Melanie says:

    So sad to hear the news, I saw him in Chicago with Stephen Lynch and I laughed my ass off…. I love the one liners!!
    R.I.P. Mitch

  266. Jason says:

    Originallity is such a rare thing now days. It makes my heart heavy to know this original has left us. Mitch seemed so effortless in his delivery and his observations were some of the funniest I have ever heard. I truely am saddened by this news and I hope that everyone has taken the time to put on Mitche’s CD and/or DVD and had a good laugh. For this was one of the last true orignials.

  267. A fan says:

    I stumbled upon this terrible news today, and Im devastated…Mitch Hedberg was so funny the first time I saw him on Comedy Central. His jokes were so simple, yet so funny, and thats what comedy should be about. I think I speak for all of us here when I say, we will all miss you Mitch, R.I.P.

  268. A.J. says:

    Mitch Hedberg came to St. Louis on my birthday this year after already being my favorite comedian for years. Later that evening a friend of mine ran into him at a hotel bar told him about my special birthday and Mitch said “get him on the phone” and then personally called me to wish me a happy birthday. It was already the greatest night ever so far and then he called me. That was a really cool thing for him to do and will go down as one of the best experiences of my entire life.

  269. Evan says:

    I am a student from Greece in a university in United Kingdom. The way I knew Mitch was initially through low quality pirated file-sharing videos and recordings. I became such a big fan of his, and like many others I was a fan on and off the stage, frequently visiting his website, reading interviews and thinking of the soon to come time when I would travel to the States to go to his show and meet him.

    I only learned of his death today. I went to his website and I was finally going to email him the message that I was brewing in my mind for some time about how a Greek from the the other side of the world who never even had the slightest chance to see him live, could be a dedicated fan of his, and thanked him for what he was.

    I am so overwhelmed. This is so unfair. I thought he would do so much more for so many years. He was such a well-liked person. Kind, giving.

    G*d d**n it.

    We LOVE you Mitch.

  270. yvette m. says:

    I can’t believe mitch is gone, I’ve been out of the country for a short while to find out that mitch has died. I can’t express how sad that news made me, even though I’ve never met him, there was something very sweet about him. I pray his family will be ok, I’ll always remember how much he made me laugh at the silly things that life could get you into.

    good bye, mitch.

  271. Elizabeth says:

    My husband and I love Comedy Central. One night several years ago we saw Mitch Hedberg on “Comedy Cental Presents…”. We laughed so hard I thought I was going to hyperventilate. I was immediately hooked on his humor. We “stalked” the programming on ComedyCentral until the episode replayed and taped it. We played it for all of our friends – every chance we got; dinner parties, holiday get-togethers, etc., and hooked everybody we played it for on to his style.

    One of our favorite things to do (and we will probably continue to do) is going to a restaurant and giving the name “Dufrenses”. It is absolutely hillarious to hear the hostess says “Durenses, party of two”

    (Where’ Bush?) God Bless Mitch Hedberg…….:o(

  272. Stacy says:

    I only found out about Mitch after he died. It’s a shame that he died so young, he’s hilarious!! We’ll miss you Mitch!!

    What the F*** is a SESAME?!

  273. Brian says:

    Ever since I got XM, I discovered Mitch on the comedy chanell. He is one of the best comedians in their rotation. He will be missed. Thanks for the laughs Mitch.

  274. Jesse says:

    I…just wanted to see him live

  275. Alfred says:

    Mitch was by far the best comedian i have ever had the privelage of hearing. im going to miss him very much.

    “damnit gravity, u got me again. U dont know how much i’ve been wanting to sleep on a wall”-Mitch Hedberg

  276. Thomas McCarthy says:

    Mitch was the man.I could listen to him for hours.Such a loss of talent. My prayers are with his family,rest in peace Mitch.

  277. Thomas McCarthy says:

    Mitch was the man.I could listen to him for hours.Such a loss of talent. My prayers are with his family,rest in peace Mitch.

  278. Ron Fedrizzi says:

    I just recently got Sirius radio and just became aware of the Hedberg brilliance. I am saddened to hear of his passing and feel that we will be missing one of the greats.

    Thanks Mitch we’ll always remeber you and you will be missed.

  279. Steven says:

    Mitch was my favorite comedian, i just found out that he died about 10 minutes ago and im shocked and very sad. if anybody knows where i can get a bunch of dvd’s of his specials please email me a i would love anything, im in iraq right now (im a Marine) and i would love to get some dvd’s to watch of him.

  280. Dirty_Jeans says:

    it’s quite strange to feel such remorse for someone you don’t even know…but with his comedy, its hard not to. he was the best in the biz. and will never be replaced. the first time i saw him perform on television i cracked up like no other. i knew i had to keep track of his comedy. but for his life to abruptly end, he will truely be missed.
    this is dirty jeans signing off saying to mitch where ever he is…damn, i wish i would have met you.

  281. Joel Lehman says:

    I am devistated! I complete missed the news of Mitch’s death. I just heard today via XM comedy. What a loss. I just discoved Mitch a few months ago, bought “Mitch all Together” and went to see him here in Nashville a couple of weeks before his death. I’m still in shock.

    That Fucker made me laugh.

    Thanks Mitch.

  282. Shaun says:

    Mitch was a revolutionary in the comedic world. I was shocked at the news of his passing. My hope is that more might come to know of him through his death, because anyone who hasn’t heard him is surely missing out on something special.

  283. Lee says:

    I can’t believe it’s April 26 and I just found this out. I am shocked and heartbroken. This dude was a genius and loveable at the same time. I’m so glad I have his CD’s saved on my IPOD.

    God rest your hillarious soul


  284. Cesar says:

    I just founf out too… I love his comedy central special and his apperiances with Lenno and Connan o’ Brien the guy always made me laugh… I can’t believe it’s been a month and I just read about this… I’m really sad, and if it’s not too late my respects go to his family and friends.

  285. kelly says:

    He was a junkie! A funny junkie. Let him go with the spirit and live again!

  286. Tabitha says:

    just saw him at the AC show with Lynch, both men are talented comedians. Hedberg was an asset to the comic world and will be missed dearly. Never have i heard a comic who could take a simple story that wouldn’t be funny if told by a co-worker, and have the listeners rolling on the floor with tears in their eyes the way Hedberg could. He was truly a man of his craft. Prayers go out to his family and friends.

  287. Richard Turk says:

    I still can not believe he has passed. I am a company commander in the United States Army and we recently returned from Iraq. While deployed my soldiers and I listened to Mitch’s CDs on a regular basis and constantly were quoting his skits. His comedy honestly did provide some much needed relief to us.

    Our prayers are with his family and friends, he will be truely missed.

  288. oustas says:

    i loved him so much, words cannot decribe the feeling that i am having right now, i feel like it is some sort of bad dream

  289. Nicole says:

    I was introduced to Mitch’s comedy by a friend about a year ago. Ever since then I have been addicted to it. Mitch is by far one of my favorite comedians and I hope his memory lives on.

  290. Graham says:

    he is the funniest guy ever, he was all-encompassingly funny

  291. Benjamin says:

    his jokes about animals were his best, like the koala bear and the frog, i love how he looked at the floor when he did his act, totally original

  292. Liz says:

    man! Mitch Hedberg was the best! my friends and I make references to his jokes all the time!! his comedy is such a big part of my life. He was such a funny guy. It sucks that he’s gone.

  293. Joshua says:

    I heard about his death a month ago, but didn’t believe it. I can’t believe I got the privalige to see him live. I saw him live on the Lewis Black and Dave Attell tour in St. Louis. When we walked in, we didn’t even know who he was, But he was asterically funny! Almost better than Lewis and Dave. We didn’t forget him after that, and went out and bought his albums. He is got to be one the best comedians ever, and will be missed dearly.

    RIP Mitch Hedberg…

  294. T Gibb says:

    God damn. Funniest man alive. Enough said.
    Make God laugh Mitch!!

  295. Donna says:

    Mitch will be greatly missed!! Just saw him in AC about 2 months before he passed away….he was my favorite comedian!!! Why do all the good ones go so young?? Sam Kinison was my favorite back in the 80’s….mitch was the best at what he did!! He took the obvious and made it hilarious!!!! Love You and will always remember u Mitch!!!

  296. Lisa says:

    What a sad event

  297. Brian Lesyk says:

    I’m thrilled to be the 300th person to post a comment here. Mitch was absolutely one of the funniest men on the planet. His comedy was unlike anything I have ever seen. A true legend. Mitch, my tartar is under control as well… :)

  298. ** says:

    thats terrible he is funny as all hell

  299. Søren says:

    Hopefully he will become a legend.
    The funniest and most original style of stand up comedy I’ve ever he ever seen.
    It’s a shame.

  300. VanHenry says:

    My Buddy and I just found out last night! We work part time at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, and he played there like in October I think. I will always remeber his skit about being besiged by Kawala(sp?), so much better then cockroaches. He had the whole crew there laughing thier *sses off!

    He most defenitly be missed!

  301. Mark Kazper says:

    Just found out the horrific news today. Unbelievable that a person like that is gone. When ever i felt down, i threw on “mitch all together” and everything was alright. I seen Mitch at a show about three weeks before his passing. I laughed so hard that my stomach was sore. After the show he was swamped with people looking for autographs and pictures. He must of been out there for about 45 mins signing things and talking to people. You could tell he was in a hurry to get ready for his next show and get out of there but he wouldnt just walk away from his fans. If someone called him, he stopped and talk to them. Defiantley one of the nicest people that I’ve ever met and abouslutely a comdey great on my list. Thanks for the laughs mitch.

  302. Jacob, Jello, Peck says:

    Young Mitchell was definitely one of the funniest people on the planet, if not the funniest. We would listen to the comedy stylings of Mitch everyday in class. He will be missed greatly by all who have had the pleasure of listening to him speak. May he rest in peace.

  303. Ryan says:

    Mitch Hedberg will always be THE MAN. Now he’s making Heaven a funnier place……..sigh……..Rest in peace, man, rest in peace.

  304. graham says:

    i first heard of mitch hedberg because of this thread. And after picking up the ‘Mitch All Together’ cd/dvd i have to say he will missed. Absolute genius. i’ve intoduced this CD round to a couple of me my friends and they already love his style.

    Thank you mitch for being do damn funny.

  305. his death was the sadest thing since i heard of spy kids

  306. patty says:

    This will sound sick, I had seen mitch awhile back and never forget him . but wanted to get tickets to see him, but , I get to buzy with life and never got them. I just saw him again on may 25, went to the computer to get tickets, now that I have the time and he’s gone! I am PO’ed I missed the greatest commeidian ever RIP mitchel

  307. Bryan says:

    Hated to hear the coolest comedian in the world left us. Shocking news. Thanks Mitch for all of the laughs.

  308. shane says:

    so sad we will miss you mitch.

  309. k says:

    omg he was hilarious! I couldn’t even believe it! I felt like I knew him. Mitch was the greatest comedian of all time in my opinion! The other day I got a reciept for a doughnut and started cracking up!
    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace, Mitch.

    (“P.S. This is what part of the alphabet would look like it Q and R were eliminated!” -Mitch Hedburg)

  310. Oh my God, this dude is friggin hilarious, I will miss him so much, and I beleive that everyone else will too…Mitch was the coolest stoner ever, why do drugs have to take lives of the awsome people? My best friend Carol Purcell introduced me to his laughing potion, I think that my favorite one has to be the one with Smokey the Bear and Smakey the Frog…oh yeah, stoners are awsome!!! Well, Mitch, see you in stoner heaven! I love you and we’ll see you soon. We miss you so much.
    Cassie Weber AKA Frecks

  311. Kyle Hedberg says:

    Mitch Hedberg was the greatest comedian I have ever heard of. It is a crying shame that he passed away so quickly. I will miss hearing all his funny jokes.

  312. Randall Bogle says:

    It cool that so many people feel the way they do…I am sure his family loves the fact that Mitch was loved so much…He will be missed but not forgoten

  313. Kimberly Ferris says:

    -Been thinking about Mitch and trying to keep his memory alive. I was fortunate enough to see him in Milwaukee in November 2004. He really was something else. It seems that the best and brightest are taken away from us too soon. Thanks for the laughs Mitch, you are deeply missed!!

  314. cameron says:

    oh my god. how did i not know about this?! i’m gonna go cry now.. what are we all gonna do without mitch?? ah. =/

  315. kipp says:

    my wife and I went see the movie lords of dogtown and guess who played the guy that introduced the new wheels to the stories characters, mitch. I am not was, a big fan of hedbergs and just thought I’d feel you in.

  316. Manny Freah says:

    Sad to hear he died. he will be missed, and after all the shows he has done it was not enough to anyone who loved hearing his jokes. he will be missed and he will be remembered in his comedy

  317. Micah Baldwin says:

    I am extremely sad that Mitch Hedberg had to pass away so soon. I’ve had some great memories attached to watching his comedy central stand up. It’s awfuly sad we’ll never hear anymore of his genious jokes again. Me and my friends still quote him everyday, and use them in everyday life for our own entertainment. ;

    Lunchlady at school; “Cheese?”
    Me; “COTTAGE!”
    Lunchlady; “GETTHEFUCKOUT!!!”

  318. vicki says:

    i just saw comedy central presents today.. i watch that channel a lot, i love it.. but usually the people they have on presents never interest me. i dont know. so it was on today and it was this guy called mitch hedberg, i’d never heard of him before but i watched it with my brother.. i have never laughed so much during a stand up comic act. he was amazing.. he was so original.. my brother agreed. so i went onilne and looked at his website, only to find out that he died not long ago.. i was shocked and to all his fans i am sorry.. but i think he will continue getting new fans even though he is gone. like me.. r.i.p. mitch. :(

  319. B & K says:

    We just found out today that Mitch had passed away. My partner and I have 11 and 14-yr old sons who (like us) absolutely loved Mitch. It didn’t matter that Mitch “worked blue” – he has given us so many laughs and good times. I wish I could have thanked him in person. Every time I hear one of the boys re-tell their favorite Smacky the Frog joke, I’ll send a good thought your way, Mitch. I know you’re telling jokes on that great stage in the sky – thanks for the laughs.

    B & K

  320. Marco says:

    My friend Aurora told me about Mitch and how his life was cut so short. Today I got to listen to his 1st CD and he had me laughing all the way to work, but reading about him and knowing that he’s gone bums me out. But at least have a chance to hear and see him, thanks to the magic of audio and video. Thanks Mitch for making us laugh and thank you Aurora for introducing me to a “new” friend.
    Peace to you all.

  321. Roger Olivieri says:

    Wow. That sucks. He was the best comedian I have ever seen or heard. His dry sense of humor just clicked for me. I loved the guy. Does anyone know where I can get his CD?

  322. Andrew says:

    Mitch Hedberg was…well..STILL is the funniest comeidan i have ever known….it truely annoys me that i only started listing to him after he a freakin month after he died i heard him in my friends really sucks..well..RIP Mitch Hedberg..we will always rember our hearts..may ur soul be carried out through the ages in your cds…

  323. Mitchell Waters says:

    I dicovered Mitch alittle late in his career. Unfortunately I did not get a chance to follow his career from the beging. He great comedian. His CD’s still help me get through very painful times in life. He will be missed.

  324. corey h says:

    mitch was one of the funniest comedians ever and i’ve smoked pot with someone who looks like peter frampton too

  325. Dustin G says:

    Mitch was truly a funny guy probally the best in the business He will be missed by many RIP Mitch Hedberg

  326. Julie says:

    I heard about Mitch just last month when I saw him on comedy central. It is a tragic loss because he was so young and had such a bright future ahead of him in comedy. He will be missed by many.

  327. Brad says:

    Kinda of weird, the day he died i forgot that my brother had given me a CD of his 4 months earler. it was #6 in my CD changer and it started playing on my way to work. At first I could not even remember his name or who had given me this CD. I ejected the CD and saw the Name Mitch Hedberg, As I was looking at the CD the local morning show was talking about his death.

  328. Luis Pastor says:

    This is not the kind of news you expect when you are looking for mitch’s clips to lighten your day. He was a great comedian. Saw him once at Austin TX, and he was great as allways.
    Descansa en paz Mitch, well remember you.

  329. i was just watching Saturday Night Live (Drew Barrymore, Macy Gray) and at the end when everyone is up on stage i saw Mitch Hedberg in the back of the crowd hanging out with John Popper and Mitch was playing Harmonica, i almost cried.

  330. clint says:

    I am 15 but i love stand up comedy i am currently a amature mitch was my favorite

  331. linda says:

    I just found out today that Mitch died. He was my favorite comic. I had the fortune to see Mitch in action at Central Michigan University back in the winter of 2004. He will surely be missed.

  332. Ron says:

    Mitch Hedberg was a comic Genius, not only did he have a style all of his own he really appeared to love his audience, Mitch appeared almost child like with happiness to be on stage.
    I have both works of Mitch as well as the DVDS , I can say that far and few between showed such promise as this outstanding PERSON did.
    I’ll will continue to listen to Mitch for the rest of My life and be sure that I help carry on his talents for others to enjoy.
    My best to his Mom and family. Bye.

  333. Ron says:

    Mitch Hedberg was a comic Genius, not only did he have a style all of his own he really appeared to love his audience, Mitch appeared almost child like with happiness to be on stage.
    I have both works of Mitch as well as the DVDS , I can say that far and few between showed such promise as this outstanding PERSON did.
    I’ll will continue to listen to Mitch for the rest of My life and be sure that I help carry on his talents for others to enjoy.
    My best to his Mom and family. Bye.

  334. Dr. Creel says:

    I heard about Mitch’s death the day after the fact and had already become a big fan…Mitch gave birth to a lot of comedy and thought…he left us a lot…I hope for the rest of us that our laughter or song does not die within us however many our days may be

  335. Don says:

    I’ve just purchased Mitch’s CDs and I definitely agree with everyone. This guy was one of the best comics out there right now, there are not a lot of them. I remember seeing the Comedy Central special he did some time back, must have been the late 90s sometime and noticed someone doing something very different than most of the comics. His wit and offbeat delivery. He is much more comfortable on the CDs than he seemed on the special. This guy is going to be like Bill Hicks, virtually unnoticed until after his death. Hardly anyone paid any mind to Hicks when he was alive (in this country) and now he is considered one of the best comics ever produced along with Carlin, Pryor, Bruce etc. RIP Mitch you were taken too soon. A lot of the good ones seem to.

  336. Diana says:

    My heart is broken. I saw Mitch years ago on TV but only caught the last half of it. For 4 years I’ve been searching for him because I could only remeber his first name. He made me laugh more than anyone I’ve ever seen. I felt like I knew him and he knew me. He spoke my language. Now that I found him again he is gone. I cried today…… Mitch, may God bless you and your family. You are forever missed and loved.

  337. Neil says:

    I just wanted to say i heard the news about Mitch today and I am shocked that there wasn’t more talk about his death. I guess he wasn’t famous enough to deserve the attention but no one could say he wasn’t funny enough to deserve it. Beside David Cross, Mitch was probably the best comedion out there. I’ve loved everything he ever put out and I am sad I will never get to see him perform live. RIP Mitch

  338. bob says:

    Mitch was one of the funniest guys I have ever seen/heard without being a clown. His observations on life were interesting without being too “Seinfeldish” if that makes any sense. I know people very much like him. He was like your funny friend that everybody knows but without the lampshade. I was introducing him to as many as I could here in Australia just so they could brighten their day.
    I’ll miss ya Mitch

  339. Don says:

    Mitch was great. It is truly a tragedy. There are few great comics out there these days and we lost one of the few. Mitch’s comedy is timeless, no politics or heavy social commentary. Just razor sharp witty observations on life. RIP Mitch

  340. Paul says:

    He was a genius. I will miss him forever.

  341. melody says:

    i never wouldve thought one person, someone you didnt even know personally could be the only person that would make you laugh when you didnt think you would ever smile again. he was brilliant and will always be one of the best comics that ever graced the stages of the comedy world(whoa, i better stop, i dont usually get so emotional and phylosophical, but mitch hedberg and his sheer genius are both very important to me and to be perfectly honest, i get very upset when someone doesnt know him or even worse is when very RARELY and i cant emphasize the rarely enough, when somone doesnt find him funny and absolutely brilliant. damn, i went off on a tangent again. sorry.

  342. Cross, Maine says:

    his style, tone and veiw point on simple shared things – priceless!. Thank god for what we all got from mitch. maybe he will reinvent a way to get back to tell more jokes from the grave. maybe we should learn to relax and be happy he died at hus best full of promise for his sake and enjoy his body of work. i will continue to! ALOHA DUDE!

  343. Candi says:

    Really sad news…..i only found out about Mitch’s talent about 2 months ago. then i started getting really into it, then i came to find out that he has passed away.
    ill just remember him from now on when i am going up an escalator…… won’t break. lol
    Mitch, I hope that god is treating you well……..tell him a good joke for me will you? i’ll miss you a lot man. Love ya!!!!!!!!!
    i’ll just catch up with my dreams later Mitch!!


  344. Sean says:

    Yeah, I know, its been a while since Mitch has died, but I’m still looking at his old jokes and putting them in my away messages to make all of my friends laugh. I wish I could copy his unique tone of voice, but I guess I would have to get drunk first..all right. The girl I’m in love with and I don’t really have a bunch to talk about after she has heard all of my stories, but a mitch hedberg joke always seems to break the ice, much like a fat penquin would…that doesn’t make any sense. I saw Mitch on that 70’s show complaining about his “limited counter space” and kelso “not moving his hotdog” I’m going to check my friends dvds right now to see if it was him on one of the first episodes. bye

  345. Rob says:

    I saw mitch once and it was the funniest thing ever. I just found out of this tragic news and i am crushed. May mitch rest in peace.

  346. Alex Miniere says:

    Wow I’ve been in Iraq for the last year and just disscovered Mitch passed, when I went to his website to find tour dates. I’m sitting hear listening to his CD and I haven’t laughed once. I don’t think I’ve ever been as sad about an artists passing as I am about his.

  347. Beth H. (Ct.) says:

    I am amazed at the ongoing response to Mitch’s passing. I think he was in an episode of Friends (one of the first). Anyone see it? My son, Mike, and I love his humor and repeat it often. I wish Comedy Central would re-play his shows a lot more for us to see and enjoy. Thank you,

  348. Matt (SD) says:

    Out of all of the comedians I have ever listened to, he is the only one I laugh at every time. I just got Xm radio and I am glad that they play some of his material, although I wish there was more. For now I am going to try to accuire as much of his material as possible. It is amazing that someone you have never met can make you feel better with five minutes of spoken word. My thanks to Mitch, I would have loved to have met him.

  349. Gerard (Canada) says:

    Saw Mitch on Just for laughs before I started comedy. This is sad for me because he was one of my favorites. R.I.P. Mitch. My condolances to his family.

  350. Susanne says:

    I accidentally “discovered” Mitch while getting ready to meet a friend for dinner. Comedy Central was on, I was laughing hysterically. Who was this guy?? I had to know…loved his delivery, his self-effacing style…the absurdity. Needless to say, I was late to meet my friend. Afterwards, I did a search to see if Mitch might be doing a show near me….and found out he had already died months previous… sad. Just that brief snippet I saw of him…he really touched me. Now I have his CD’s and the DVD. And now my 14 yr. old son is a Mitch Fan…may his comedy and style live on.

  351. Mary says:

    I first heard Mitch last year on Comedy Central with my 13 year old son while at a weekend hockey tournament. We both laughed for days about the poor Dufrenes! We couldn’t remember Mitch’s last name…kept meaning to look him up on the web. Then heard a clip on the radio a couple weeks ago with my 16 year old son. I told my son, You don’t need a cell phone either…just turn your head slightly and say “What”.

    The Dufrenes came up again this evening, so I finally got around to Googling him. I typed in “comedian Mitch”…what a TOTAL bummer to find out he died! I didn’t even know his whole name until tonight but he made an indelible impresson in the couple minutes we saw him on tv over a year ago…he was so unique. Only an incredibly talented comedian can make people remember and laugh for months after seeing/hearing him for only a few minutes. What a shame he’s gone. I hope he knows his ability to make us laugh lives on.

  352. Brandon Hill says:

    Yea… when i heard this new it sent one of those cold shocks through my body. Same thing i felt when i heard about 9-11. So sad… he gave so much laughter to so many. Goodbye Mitch

  353. RJE says:

    Man, I have been quoting Mitch Hedberg since I first saw him on Conan. His Comedy Central “special” is still one of the funniest routines I’ve ever witnessed. For being a fan of Mitch’s, I’m almost ashamed to admit that I had no idea he had passed away until yesterday when I was looking for some clips of his to put on my MP3 player. I can’t believe it! What a terrible shame. So many great comedians have died young, but this one is definitly one of the most painful losses to me personally.

    I’ll be missin’ ya pal.

  354. g0d says:

    damn, mitch was funny as shit

  355. Brenton says:

    Mitch was and is the funniest man I have ever heard. I heard of the news on April 1st, thinking it was a joke. It was a huge shock to me when I learned the truth. He will not be forgotten.

  356. Offspringin says:

    thats so sad man, i just got his album a few days ago and instantly he had a new fan. He is hilarious, went online to see if i could get an update on maybe another album and read on his site he passed earlier this year. his style is so his own. awesome. makes his cds even more awesome. he will be missed

  357. Jake Bockoven says:

    This really sux he was one of the funniest persons ever. I loved his Presents stand up and his album was even funnier. He was so random thats what made him so funny.

  358. Heather says:

    I didn’t want to believe it when I heard it. It totally made me depressed. My boyfriend and I were going to go see him in Charlotte, NC in April. When we went to buy tickets and didn’t see them on the site anymore, we thought.. damn, I guess he canceled. Then recently we found out what really happened. He’ll forever be missed. Our prayers go out to his family. WE LOVE YOU MITCH!!

  359. Matt Bona says:

    Mitch was my favorite stand up comedian of all time. I own both of his cd’s and dvd. I plan on buying a t-shirt soon too. It’s unfortunate that he had to pass away so soon. I had the oppurtunity to go see him perform on 9-11-2005, but could not. I wish I would have gone.

    God Bless Mitch

  360. Kirby says:

    Mitch was cool….I herd of him days before his death, and he was helarios…well I hope one day I can see one of his concert skits, but he was a true hippie of takent

  361. Lorraine says:

    Man, I only found out last night. I was watching the just for laughs festival and Will Anderson played some of his spot from last year as a tribute to him. I jumped straight on the net to find out what happened. I feel bad for not knowing sooner.

    R.I.P Mitch, well remember the laughter you brought to us for years to come

  362. Lara says:

    he was my favorite comedian, made me laugh, all my friends loved him. 1st time I ever saw him on comedy central, i laughed, loved his style, he’ll be missed, I still wish it was a joke, he’s too unique, too awesome, too funny to go

  363. graham says:

    death sucks, where’s the comedy

  364. Elisha says:

    I really feel bad for not knowing sooner. I first saw mitch on his comedy central presents in 1999 since then i was hooked! I made all my friends and family listen to him..

    RIP Mitch!!

    A few of my favorite quotes (cause ya can’t pick just one)

    “My first job was at an orange juice factory. but they canned my ass… i couldn’t concentrate”.

    “I’m an ice sculptor. Last night I made a cube.”

    “I read that MTV’s Real World got 40,000 applications. That’s amazing, such an even number. You would have thought it would be 40,008.”

    “I had the cab driver drive me here backwards, and the dude owed me $27.50.”

    “Man, I can’t wait until this set is over. Because I’ve got a roll of Life-Savers in my pocket and pineapple is next.”

    “I don’t get the regular AIDS test anymore. I get the roundabout AIDS test. I ask my friend Brian, “Do you know anybody who has AIDS?”. He says, “No”. I say, “Cool, because you know me.”

    “I used to do drugs…I still do, but I used to too.”

    “I’m a mumbler. If I’m walking with a friend, and I say something, he says, “What?” So I say it again, and he says, “What?” Really, it’s just some insignificant stuff I’m saying, but now I’m yelling, “That tree is far away!”

    “You know what I’d like to see? A forklift lift a box of forks, it’d just be so damn literal.”

    Re: Fav Jokes
    by – TheGameS10 (Fri Apr 1 2005 17:19:03 )
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    I’m always afraid to wave at somebody. What if they don’t have a hand. Then they’ll just think you are being cocky. Like “what I got punk! this thing is useful.”

    I got into an argument with a girl inside of a tent and tried to walk out and slam the flap. How are you suppose to express your anger in this type of situation? zipper it up real quick?

    I believe a pickel is a cucumber that sold out. It sold its soul to the devil. And the devil was dill…

    I like cininnamon rolls but I don’t always have time to make a pan. That’s why I wish they make a cininnamon roll insence and have my roommates wake up with false hopes.

    Can you feel it? It is everywhere this time of year. Hockey Love!

    I always want to be a race car passenger. Just the guy who bugs the driver. “Can I put my feet out the window? You need to make a left right there. Can I turn on the radio? Why do we have to keep going in circles? Man, you really like Tyed.”

    “I wish I could play little league now. I would kick some serious ass!”

    “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 flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit. ”

    Re: Fav Jokes
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    I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.

    I got an ant farm. Them fellas didn’t grow S H I T.

    Last week I helped my friend stay put. It’s a lot easier than helping someone move. I just went over to his house and made sure that he did not start to load S H I T into a truck.

    I think Bigfoot is blurry, that’s the problem. It’s not the photographer’s fault. Bigfoot is blurry. And that’s extra scary to me, because there’s a large, out-of-focus monster roaming the countryside. Run. He’s fuzzy. Get outta here.

    If carrots got you drunk, rabbits would be F U C K E D up.

    At my hotel room, my friend came over and asked to use the phone. I said “Certainly.” He said “Do I need to dial 9?” I say “Yeah. Especially if it’s in the number. You can try four and five back to back real quick.”

    My lucky number is four billion. That doesn’t come in real handy when you’re gambling. “Come on, four billion! F U C K! Seven. I need more dice.”

    The thing about tennis is: no matter how much I play, I’ll never be as good as a wall. I played a wall once. They’re F U C K I N relentless.

    A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

    An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You would never see an “Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order” sign, just “Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience.”

    I went to the park and saw this kid flying a kite. The kid was really excited. I don’t know why, that’s what they’re supposed to do. Now if he had had a chair on the other end of that string, I would have been impressed.

    I saw a human pyramid once. It was totally unnecessary.

    My friend was walking down the street and he said, “I hear music.” As if there is any other way of taking it in. I tried to taste it, but it did not work.

    It’s hard to dance if you just your lost wallet. “Whoa! Where’s my wallet? But, hey this song is funky…”

    It’s very dangerous to wave to people you don’t know because what if they don’t have hands? They’ll think you’re cocky.

    I don’t own a cell phone or a pager. I just hang around everyone I know, all the time. If someone needs to get ahold of me they just say, “Mitch,” and I say, “what” and turn my head slightly…

    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 flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.

    “I like cinnimon rolls, but I don’t always have time to make a pan. That’s why I wish they would sell cinnimon roll incense. After all I’d rather light a stick and have my roommate wake up with false hopes.”

    “On a stoplight, green means ‘go’ and yellow means ‘yield’ – but with a banana, it’s just the opposite. Green means ‘hold on’, and yellow means ‘go ahead’, and red means…where the fuck did you get that banana at?”

    “I haven’t slept for 10 days..because that would be to long”

    ok ok and a LOT more great ones!! We love you Mitch!!

  365. Melissa says:

    This is sad and disturbing news to me….I had no idea he died….I just found out today. I had a professor at Indiana State University who gave me his CD and I loved the guy I though he was hilarious. I loved his voice. Just the other day I found the cd and was listening to it again and I decided to go get another CD and today I thought I would look for tour dates and nearly cried when I saw that he had died! I can’t believe it! It can’t be true………he may have done his share of wrong but the man was a comic genious!!!

  366. brooke says:

    I feel really bad that I just found out that Mitch died! I can’t believe it! He was an amazing comic and never failed to make me almost pee my pants. I’m definitley going to miss him, not that I actually knew him. But after watching him for just 30 minutes you felt like you almost knew him. I’ll never forget his smokey the bear bit. He was awesome. We’ll miss you.

  367. Brandon says:

    I saw mitch in febuary, not to long before he died. it was amazing. It is probably one of the best things i ever attended.

  368. Big Daddy says:

    Mitch is the best guy on XM radio……..unfortunately I first heard him after he’d passed. I can only hope his family has found peace and some comfort in knowing Mitch has brought laughter to a sorry world.
    Big Daddy

  369. Tara says:

    i was watching comedy central standups and mitch was on..i honestly never laughed so hard the man is hillarious and after the show ended the screen went black nd it said RIP mitch i was about to cry i felt like i just lost a new friend as pathetic as that is ..its too bad i discovered him after he was already gone

  370. Joe says:

    I first heard of Mitch in October 2005. I heard him on Sirius and immediately ran out and bought one of his CD’s. Ironically, I just heard of Mitch’s passing yesterday during a memorial tribute to Richard Prior. I was stunned. I can’t believe this guy is gone. He was an amazing talent. I literally laughed so hard I cried when I heard his CD. God bless his family, and God bless his soul. The world lost the next great one. He will be missed.

  371. Danny says:

    Greatest comic ever. I recently started listening to his stuff, about 3 weeks later i learned of his passing. I can’t belive he’s gone. RIP

  372. Colin Roe says:

    “if carrots gotcha drunk, rabbits would be fuucked up.”

    Mitch, R.I.P.

  373. Candi says:

    “I have always wanted to have a suitcase handcuffed to my wrist. Thats ridiculous but its true.”

    Mitch, I will always think of you when i am going up an escalator, and when I am washing my sponge ruiner. lol

    Rest In Peace Mitch, everyone misses you.

  374. Alex says:

    *tear* he was so amazing. I laugh so hard.

  375. melissa_b56 says:

    As dissapointing as it is I only heard Mitch’s comedy after he died, which sucks cause all i do now on the internet is look for recordings of him. His a genius, i can never stop laughing when i hear his acts.

    Rest in Peace Mitch – i am going to make pancaking a comedy term is its the last thing i do!

  376. Jon Gaddis says:

    Mitch was the greatest comedian….ever. I began listening to Mitch in 04′ and just recently found out about his passing (RIP) on a tribute to Richard Pryor. In honor of christmas tomarrow, “A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer”; “Fruit on the bottom, hope on top”; God bless Mitches family and all of his fans.
    -See you in heaven, Mitch

  377. Darryl says:

    I never heard of mitch hedberg before today, got up and downloaded some comedy central presents off my file sharing thing and heard mitch for the first time, the I did searches for just mitch heberg and heard more of this amazing talent. So I googled mitch hedberg to see where I could order cd’s or dvd’s, and Just found out the best comedian I’ve heard in a long time has been dead for almost a year. This is the crappiest Chrismas present I ever gave my self. Fuck you google

  378. ComedyJay says:

    Attention Hedberg Fans….
    Acme Comedy Company & RCM Entertainment are producing a benefit show for the late Mitch Hedberg April 9th, 2006 in Minneapolis, MN. The lineup is going to be great as some of the best comics, and those close to Mitch get up on stage to keep the laughter alive. Keep your eyes and ears open as more info will come out in the weeks to come!

  379. Martha Lawrence says:

    Mitch, you are loved and missed!
    I first caught Mitch’s act on late night TV and it was love at first sight. The shiny hair, that killer smile! Hearing Mitch’s brilliant riffs on the English language and watching his hilarious laid-back delivery, I was smitten and always will be. He was truly one-of-a-kind.
    Thanks for all the laughs, buddy. Peace be with you.

  380. Christine says:

    I was just reminiscing about all the greats we lost this year and Mitch is definitely one of them. Too many amazing comedians have been lost too early. John Belushi, Chris Farley, Phil Hartman…and we even lost Richard Pryor this month…another bummer. If only Mitch had known how much he was loved and could see all these wonderful comments that everyone here has made…RIP.

  381. Brian says:

    Just found out and I am devasted. My wife and I listened to him all morning. Comedy on another level. Rest in peace Mitch.

  382. diana says:

    i just read the follow-up article about his death today; i don’t know why i didn’t hear about his death back in march. i loved his humor & delivery. this is incredibly sad. the only other time i felt this sad about a “celebrity” dying was when phil hartman died.

  383. Vilay says:

    I was on this morning and learned that Mitch had passed away back in March ’05. He was, by far, the only comedian that could make me laugh without using curse words or the typical discussion of sex and drugs. He’s a true comedic genius. I’ve seen him perform twice in Sacramento, CA at the Punchline and was looking forward to future performances. RIP Mitch.

  384. Ricky says:

    Mitch is my Favourite comedian. i saw him on Just For Laughs and it was the best
    “When i was a boy, i laid in my twin sized bed and wondered where my brother was”

  385. alyce says:

    mitch is the best.. will never be replaced.. his jokes and lines were unique in every way.. yet so common and easy related to!! he is very sadly missed amongst fans throughout the world.. let him live on in spirit… he will still make you laugh… so let him! trust me! rest in peace to one of the best of the best out there…mitch hedburg

  386. Penny says:

    I was just on and saw Mitch’s clip from David Letterman. WOW! I was hoping that the “RIP” message was a joke, because he was so DAMN FUNNY! It’s sad to think that there is so much depression is the world of comedy, go figure.

  387. Michelle says:

    Very few comedians entertain me to the point where my face hurts afterwards from laughing so hard. He will be missed.

  388. mike and steve says:

    we love mitch funniest man ever

    R.I.P mitch

  389. Aaron says:

    I love Mitch Hedberg. He inspires me to do stand up and write my own jokes and perform. He will always be my hero! I love you Mitch and maybe Ill see you in heaven.

  390. Erin says:

    My brother introduced me to Mitch on a drive home from my Nana and Poppa’s place. His joke about the traffic light and the banana make me laugh so hard that I was crying. I wish to God that he was still alive. There’s still so many people who are unaware of his geniousness. I bow deeply before your comedy, Mitch-God. May your memory live on forever in your CDs and in the hearts of your loyal fans. Peace out, dude, I’ll meet you in heaven!

  391. Ben says:

    He was way ahead of his time, funny as hell, and a great window into how comics build and develop an act. Especially when you seen a joke that didn’t work, but somehow you still found the humor in what he was trying to deliver.
    Goddamn it.
    That’s really all I can say. It’s sort of like when John Lennon died. All the wishing can’t bring him back so he can endulge us with what might come next and all it leaves you with is goddamn it.

  392. John says:

    oh my god. I cant believe he is dead. I only heard about him a couple nights ago but i listened to him and thought he is one of the funniest people i have ever heard. I loved all of his jokes. This is so sad.

  393. poly says:

    Just heard him for the first time about a week ago on my satalite radio, I wanted to hear more so i checked the net and found out he passed away last year in march………..That really fuckin sucks…….. definitely the funniest I’ve ever heard… R.I.P.

  394. diana says:

    i hope that mitch’s family knows about this site & sees how loved mitch was & how he touched so many lives. i cannot imagine their grief, but i would think that this site would bring them some comfort.

  395. justin s. says:

    always leave them wanting more. rest in peace

  396. justin s. says:

    always leave them wanting more. rest in peace

  397. Andy Ferra says:

    Sometimes I listen to you daily, and you almost always make me laugh. We love you and you will be missed.

    Thank you, Mitch.

  398. Eric Ward says:

    He was so unique in style and delivery that I doubt we’ll
    ever see anythng like him again. He was different than anyone…

  399. Jill & Tonia says:

    I listen to Mitchs clips whenever Im in a bad mood. He makes me laugh every time! He was so talented and in my opinion the greatest comic who ever lived!

  400. Limk says:

    He was a late invention for me. Rest in peace.

  401. Josh Beder says:

    Rest in peace you funny fucking guy. You will be greatly missed.

  402. Julian Gill says:

    Hey, Mitch.
    I pray God lets you in to heaven so you can crack jokes if I get there too.
    God bless you, man, you are my favourite comedian.

  403. John says:

    He is definetly my favorite comedian. For a while i thought no one could be as funny as dane cook but when i heard mitch i just cracked up. I almost suffocated the first time i heard him. He had jokes that were the incarnation of monty pythons killer joke. I have to say my favorite joke by him was.

    “I hopethe next time i move i get an easy number to remember. Something like 222-2222. That way if somebody says ‘HEy Mitch how can i reach you.’ I will say ‘Just dial 2 for a while. When I answer you will know you have dialed 2 enough'”

  404. Neil says:

    “I have long hair, and see, people associate long hair with drug use. I wish long hair was associated with something other than drug use, like ‘an extreme longing for cake’. People would see a guy with long hair and say “damn, that f*cker eats cake, he’s on bundt cake” – Mitch Hedberg

    Mitch Hedburg is THE funniest comedian I have ever heard or seen. You CANNOT top his genius. RIP Mitch, you were a damn funny guy

  405. Brian says:

    I cant believe he died. he was my favorite comedian EVER. when i heard the news i cried

    R.I.P Mitch

  406. jonny in london says:

    I can’t believe I only saw Mitch’s comedy for the first time last week and then I find out he died… I am devastated I will never get to see him! He’s by far the funniest comedian I have ever seen!


  407. joey from the block says:

    by far the best man alive
    make god laugh
    live again
    rest in peace

  408. Big Red says:

    MItch was a great great comedian he’ll live for ever in my heart. This is my favoite joke.:

    ” I love ecalators because they can never be broken only temporaraly stairs. there will never be a broken escalator sign just a temporarily stairs sign, sorry for the conviece.” OR

    “When me and my friends would acid we would go into the woods because we would be less likely to run into an athority figure. Instead we ran into a bear. I looked at my friend and he had his right hand raised swearing to prevent forrest fires. After we out ran the bear my friend rapped his arm around me and said somkey the bear is way more intense in real life.” [Said in a stonner voice].

    I could right ten more jokes but my hands are getting tired R.I.P MITCH HEDBERG

  409. Amanda says:

    RIP Mitch! wish i didn’t find out about you nearly a year after your death. Your fan base is amazing. It’s awesome that the comments keep a steady flow this long after your death. Thanks from bringing the smiles and laughter you have brought to me and obviously all your fans. RIP man.

  410. Lawrence says:

    Mitch had a great sense of humor and as a comedian was one of the best. His jokes were amazing,timed so perfect,and only he could deliver them.even when someone tells one of his jokes it is never as funny as hearing them from mitch.It is really sad he ever only got to release two cd’s.His comedy leaves you wanting more.And now that he is unfortunately gone. We will always be wanting more.and it will be a want that will never be satisfied. we’ll miss him,he was one of the greats.

  411. Cher says:

    Wow, saw this guy on tv…he was awesome!!!!!!!! sad to find out that he was no longer with us…truly a funny guy…

  412. Laura says:

    I miss you Mitch…I still shed tears when I think about you not being here anymore. I am still in shock and I will never be the same. I really hate this still. You will stay alive in my heart…always…

  413. Michael T. says:

    Every time I hear a Mitch Hedberg bit I am rolling on the floor laughing.
    Something just clicks.

    When I decided to look into his body of work and read about his death in 2005 my dissapointment and sadness reached an equal but opposite low point.

    He and his work were unique. I’m very sorry he’s gone.

  414. gail delsavio says:

    By the time I heard of Mitch Hedberg, he was near the end of his life. I am so bummed. He imediately became my favorite comedian. I found out that he died when I was surfing for some new material by Mitch – you can never get enough of that! It was refreshing that he didn’t have to rely on obscenity or “famous people bashing” to make people laugh. With the way things are going right now, we can all use a good laugh – he will be missed. Gail D.

  415. Ricc says:

    This is so sad. I saw Mitch for the first time a few years ago at the Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, TX. If you’ve been there before, you’ll know that they have these long, adjacent tables and everyone sits together. I laughed so hard that I spit up my beer, in a finely atomized way, all over the ladies sitting at the table with us. My friends laughed and it was a classic memory, although I was so embaraced at the time. Absolutely hilarious and I was hooked on his standup ever since. Cheers Mitch, I will miss you.

  416. Jetsam says:

    RIP mitch i wish i could have met you in person. Tell Saint Peter your my friend. He will let you right in bro. See you in heaven.

  417. david says:

    I can’t believe Mitch died the day after i saw his comedy central presents special and before many could find out how funny the comedian truly was (rip Mitch Hedberg) you will be missed.

  418. Mitch says:

    Mitch was the best comedian every i light this blunt to him

  419. bell says:

    Sad news just heard he passed on the Stern show ” we don’t need pen and paper in this transaction” just the sentance alone is funny, much less being attached to the purchase of a doughnut.


  420. emma says:

    mitch was awsome i was watching his “special” for the fifth and i told my room mate that we needed to go see one of his shows when he comes here and the at the end it said im memory of mitch and i was so crushed he was so funny and died so young

  421. I don’t know what cave I have been hiding in, but, I sadfully admit that I have never heard of Mitch Hedberg. And that is a shame. Just listened to some of his standup via the audio you provided..

    “I am against picketing, I just don’t know how to show it.”

    ” Pickles are cucumbers that sold their soul to the Devil and the Devil is dill”

    He is sort of like a “rough around the edges” Seinfield, with more of an “in your face” style of observational humor – accented with a laid back personality. Very smart, and unique brand of comedy..

    As a comedy fan, I just don’t know how I missed this guy, but for those of you who want to find out more about him (or you have been living in cave like myself) his CD’s on

    Thanks Mike for the introduction – and the audio clips..


  422. BrItTnEy says:

    i love you man, your the funniest dude ever,,,
    rest in peace

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  424. Dave says:

    I’m listening to Mitch’s comedy on my ipod right now and it’s the first time I’ve heard it. He is a great comedian and It’s sad to hear that he passed so young. May he rest in peace.

  425. jeremy says:

    We’ll remember Mitch for the rest of our lives.

    ps. you enjoyin’ ur waffles in heaven?

  426. Brooke says:

    Mitch was, is, and always will be my favorite comedien. He was the only one that could make me laugh in tough times. I regret never going to see one of his shows and I was devasted the night I heard he died. RIP MITCH!

  427. Sarah O'Connor says:

    thank you

  428. tom says:

    PS this is what the alphabet would look like if Q and R were eleminated

  429. Michael Biggar says:

    I was writing my dad a letter and I accidentaly wrote rarely instead of really, but i didnt want to erase it, so i wrote, “I rarely drive steam boats, Dad”! Mitch, your the funniest comedian, no one even compares for me. RIP

  430. Laura Machado says:

    Mitch Hedberg, never heard a joke that didn’t make me laugh until I cried watching him on television. The way he delivered his lines and the thought process that went into coming up with his jokes still amazes me. My favourite comedian of all time.

  431. Peter says:

    So brilliantly funny. Wish I would have found him earlier than I did, RIP.

  432. CoDy says:

    I listend to his second cd over 10 times, dudes super funny

  433. Rich says:

    It hurt to hear that he died. His humor got me and my friends through some difficult moments in Iraq. It takes a special person to make you laugh when you spend each and every day dealing with the stress of combat. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

  434. Angie says:

    My son’s name is/was Mitch Long… he tragically took his life 5 days shy of his 15ths b/day ,, He passed on Jan 17, 2005
    anyway,, I typed in his name on line,, and this website caught my eye

    so sad when someone so talented passes….
    I’ve always loved the name Mitch,,,,, it is more popular that I thought

    Rest in peace
    from the hood,,, helmira,ny

  435. Bill says:

    I’m embarrased to say I just found out today Mitch was dead. (over a year after he died). I always thought he was so hilarious but I didn’t know his name. I am always quoting jokes from him. I was wondering why he hasn’t put out any more new material…now I know why. You were so fucking funny Mitch. Wish I could have caught your act in person. I am going to go seek out your CD’s now. RIP Brother. Tell me some jokes when I meet you on the other side man. We’ll have a pan of cinnamon rolls too.

  436. ALex says:

    Mitch Hudburg was and is still my favorite comic, his comedy was genious and his joke a about pikiting is so somple but helarious i will always miss your unique style of comedy.
    your number one fan Alex

  437. Ted Ross says:

    I, like many, was shocked when I heard the news. My son works a later shift and we would watch Comedy Central in the early hours of the morning hoping Mitch was going to be on. It was a terrific Father / Son time .. kicking up out feet … and enjoying his shows and forgetting about real life for a while. We truly do miss Mitch.

  438. CP says:

    mitch isnt dead… i saw him on comedy central yesterday. damn hes still good.

  439. Brian Whitney says:

    Wow, I just found out about this while surfing the ‘net listening to him on iTunes Radio. I still love the line about getting a receipt for a doughnut! This really makes me feel bad… like someone I know died, but I never met him. I don’t know why I’m takin’ it so hard, I could almost cry…

    He made people laugh, that’s what I want to do. He’s my hero, for today anyway. Probably longer.

  440. Anna says:

    I LOVE MITCH HEDBERG! I am so glad to find someone who agrees that he was positivly brilliant and definatly the most stupendous commidian who ever lived. May his blessed soul rest in peace.

  441. jacob says:

    Ive listended to Mitch for awhile…its sad that a great comedian is man

  442. franky says:

    paying my respect to a great comedian, one liners will live on forever. r.i.p mitch, all the way from australia

  443. Andrew says:

    Mitch Hedberg is the funniest comedian of my generation. My college friends and i still listen to his CD’s, watch his DVD’s and can quote most of his routine by memory. I just heard that he died in late January of this year. It sucks that we lose so many great artists this way. He will be missed, but not forgotten.

    “If you have to release bad news to the public, it would help if you are not ugly.

    I saw a seagull hanging out by a lake, but I said, “Don’t worry, Dude. I won’t say anything.”

    Fettuccini Alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.

  444. Luchi says:

    I don’t care for comedians, but Mitch was the exception. He was so freakin’ hysterical. He left me with a smirk on my face.

  445. Zac says:

    this guy was a freakin genius of comedy. i feel awful that he died at such a young age. i would like to experience more of his views on life

  446. I was just listening to Mitch today. He was at Tulane University here in New Orleans prior to Katrina. I didn’t even know he died until after Katrina because I was so distracted by all of this mess. Anyway, it’s a tragedy that he died — so smart, so perceptive.

  447. zack says:

    mitch was my favorite, and now he is gone i saw him live 2 times and he was the best i have ever seen…

    mitch we will all miss you :(

  448. Arlind, Geneva-CH says:

    the greatest comedian ever. his quotes live on, his jokes are told everyday, his memory will never die. may God bless him for what he’s given to humanity.

  449. Nick says:

    Hey, Mitch was my favorite stand up comic, I think everyone can learn a thing or too, but now hes enjoying a donut in heaven, and believe me, theres no reciept

  450. Cay says:

    I loved Mitch. He was one of the greatest comics to ever grace this planet. The first time I heard him was on TV. I was sitting on the couch with my husband and at first we weren’t sure if we wanted to watch but after he finished the first joke I was hooked. I still quote the escalator joke often. Now I’m very sorry that I missed his Denver show, apparently it was one of his last.

    Mitch, God bless you and I hope there are ‘broken’ escalators all over heaven for you to laugh at. We’ll miss you buddy.

  451. Julio says:

    Hedberg is the greatest comedian of all time. His jokes never fail to crack me up. RIP Mitch.

  452. Megan says:

    Mitch never gets old.. he is the funnest guy ever! I love that guy and he will never be forgotten..


  453. Tom says:

    Mitch is so cool, he’s got facebook groups about him…check out “koala bears are the cutest infestation ever” ;)


  454. Debbie says:

    Mitch was one comedian that could bring my entire family together. The first time we saw him on tv, the most memorable joke was slappy the frog. It started my middle son off, and he just started quoting line after line, and we’d all laugh. At that point, Gary was hooked!
    Gary also enjoyed him talking about “…catching a frog, and putting it in a glass jar, with holes in the lid….and putting in a stick, and a leaf…….”
    We are all sorry that you’ve left us so soon, Mitch. But, thank God for dvd’s where you can still make us laugh every time we take time out to watch. You were truly a talented comedian. I wish we could have seen you perform live, before you were taken away.

    It’s already been over a year, but it still seems like yesterday, the first time we watched you on comedy central.

    May your family still receive the blessings from your life.

  455. Emily says:

    rest in peace mitch…
    you are amazing.

    anyone who ever wants to talk about him, click my name- it’s a link to myspace.

  456. Ashley says:

    I just finished bragging to my co-workers about Mitch being one of the funniest comedians I’ve ever seen.
    This news is fairly new to me, and it breaks my heart.
    I hope he’s in a better place. We really miss you, Man!

  457. Khoa says:

    Mitch = the funny man

  458. kyle says:

    man,Mitch was the best comic alive, it really sux that hes gone and he will be forever missed… it took a wile for me to find out what happend to him, he was a GREAT man, i stayd up for 3 straight days watching him on his comedy central special,taped it and watched it over and over again, rest in peace, mitch hedburg, u will be forever loved and missed by us all, you may be gone but never will u be forgotten….

  459. Ryan D says:

    I just posted a comment on a previous sight about Mitch and it was really long so im going to make this one short but sweet. Mitch was a comic genius no one else had style like this guy, he was one of a kind. I own both cd’s and i listen to them all the time they never get old to me. I think its a shame that the best people have to go so soon its such a tragedy you will be missed but never forgotten. One of my favorite jokes that he did was the Reese’s candy bars. Hilarious!!!!!

  460. Joe B says:

    A sad loss of a very talented comedian. He was one of a kind.

  461. Ryan D says:

    Mitch, you are still the funniest comedian to me. I have seen all of your shows on the internet and they all get better and better. I wish i could stay on this web site all night and write about how much you and your comedy mean so much to me. You inspire me mitch, just yesterday i wrote two comments about you, and i told some of my friends what i did cause i was so happy to finally write my feelings of your passing and how much you have made me laugh over the years. I’ve always wanted to meet you in person but i never got a chance thats why i have been writing comments recently. Even though you wont get a chance to read this, i felt that i would write it to you as if you were still here cause it makes me feel really good expressing my feelings and thoughts about you. when i here your voice and watch your DVD i sometimes get choked up inside knowing your not here, i consider myself to be one of your biggest fans and my memory of you will stay with me forever. Hopefully i will get to meet you some day and we will share some laughs together. P.S. “this is what part of the alphabet would look like if Q and R were eliminated.” R.I.P. Mitch

  462. Lisa Kopke says:

    I wasn’t going to post but how could I not? Mitch is (that’s right. I said is) an absolute legend! I am still in shock and awe that this master of comedy no longer walks the earth. My son told me a while back that Mitch had died and I told him not to joke about something like that because it wasn’t even remotely funny (and Mitch knew funny!!!)!!! Today I finally looked it up and to my dismay, found that my son was, in fact, not joking. DAMN IT! DAMN IT! DAMN IT! One of my fondest memories of Mitch was when I scored tickets to his show in Madison. Wi., 2004 and I took my friend Andrew. As always, he was hilarious! We had gone to the late show and he was pretty drunk by then. He started to tell a joke and half way through it, got tongue-tied and said,”Fuck it. Next joke.” Even that was funny. you can’t top that. And yes; he had 2 staws in case one broke down. During his segment, he really wanted a cigarette and asked if he was allowed to smoke in the theater. Someone from the audience piped-up, “YOU can.” and without missing a beat Mitch said, “Well who the fuck am I?” which of course led to cheers and allcolades of his awesomeness and glory. The legend that is Mitch Hedberg will never be forgotten or fade away but will always be carried on by his fans, friends, and loved ones. My deepest sympathies and condolances to the Hed berg family. I am truly sorry for your loss!
    Mitch, you are greatly loved and missed!

  463. nicole says:

    I just got sirruis radio and got really into the Raw Dog Comedy station and feel in love with Mitch and kept talking about him and how ridiculously funny he is to everyone and talking about how I couldn’t wait to goggle him and then my cousin rained on my parade by informing me of his passing. How sad. I want to hear more jokes. I litterally only just begun. I had to add this bit out of mad respect that I have for him and his family. Whoevers blessing you I ask for double. Farewell Mitch! Say hi to my Mom for me if you happen to run into her.

  464. Jimmy Crack says:

    mitch is still my all-time fav comic he is a favourite all around the world and the people of Australia still miss him dearly-RIP Mitch-Jimmy Crack

  465. Dan says:

    great commedian, equal if not better than Dane Cook.

    will be missed.


  466. jessica says:

    the greatest comic ever his talent will live on though the laughter of everyone that hears his comedy

    love u mitch cant believe u had to die

    P.s only the good die young MWA

  467. Elizabeth says:

    I just discovered Mitch earlier this year. I loved his material (you’re in the club!) and his presentation. I couldn’t wait to hear more of him so I went to buy his CD’s. I was devastated when I learned that he had past away. Even though he’s been gone a while, he’s still making new fans today, like me. Thanks Mitch for making us laugh. And don’t forget, to call me. My phone number is zero! A forever fan.

  468. mark says:

    He was a drug addict plain and simple, his death was no different than putting a bullet in his own head, he did it to himself,we can cry and boo hoo all day long like this was some kind of mistake or accident but the fact is he killed himself, he knew what he was doing and did not care and neither do I.

  469. Cheryl says:

    You know, and with all due respect to your opinion about drug addicts (did a drug addict kick your dog or something? Geez, be human forchristsakes); nearly two years after the guys death, I can still laugh ’til I cry at his material. Some comics are just plain nasty – or they think “shocking” is funny. Mitch Hedberg was original and funny in an unusual “isn’t the world weird”, child-like way. And, who knows, maybe the drugs contributed to that odd way of seeing the world and all of its peculiarities. But his faults don’t make him any less brilliant. You have to be in some kind of pain, (emotional, whatever), to abuse your body with any kind of drug. Kinda ironic that he could still find the humor in it all – and so very sad that he couldn’t save himself in spite of how he saw the world “through rose-colored glasses”. I’m not trying to make him a saint, he obviously had some shit going on in his life, but who doesn’t? And, he was able to make some of us laugh and forget about the shit in our own lives for awhile…
    My prayers are with his family.

  470. Leszek\ poland says:

    modlÄ™ siÄ™ za ciebie MITCH…

  471. james j labarre says:

    god bless you mitch,,you will be mist!

  472. james j labarre says:

    let me just say that mitch was in my homeroom class at school,,he was always making people laugh,,and drove the teachers nuts,lol

  473. Heather says:

    Every time i get my hair done, i always think of Mitch… ” I got my hair highlighted because i felt that some strands were more important than others” Damn man, i don’t think you’ll ever stop making me laugh.

  474. jay aguilar says:

    mitch was with out a dout the funniest comic i have ever heard i wish there where more comics like him. DUDE resst in peace

  475. rickie says:

    R I P mitch its a shame you hade to die love and peace

  476. Marie says:

    I just discovered him on xm comedy radio about 6 months ago and I loved him. I was looking for his website to see if he was going to be appearing here any time soon. So sad! I’m in shock.

  477. Link Right 2 says:

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  478. Alt Text says:

    Mitch Headberg has died – this seriously sucks, I loved that guy. GMail now gives users 2 GB (even though…

  479. Peter says:

    Man, I can’t even believe this =\ The first time I saw Mitch, me and my friend were watchin’ him on TV and we literally laughed so hard we puked! Oh man, I hope maybe it’s just an April fool’s joke I love this guy

  480. Josh Sorensen says:

    He was so funny. Too bad he’s passed, i wish i could’ve seen him live.

  481. Rich from Providence says:

    My boys and I had a 22 minute non-stop laugh fest today all about Mitch. My man was the best. His delivery was perfect. I miss him. Seriously

  482. Shannon says:

    My 15 yr old son passed away 2/12/06 loved mitch, the first time we heard him on xm radio we were in tears, we laughed sooo hard. as soon as we got home he downloaded everything of his he could find on to his ipod. everytime i hear mitch’s “stuff” it reminds me of my son and makes me laugh out loud. rip mitch

  483. Perry says:

    I guess I’ve been under a rock. I just saw him on Comedy Central and googled him to learn more….only to find out he had died almost 2 years ago. His humor was ‘dead-pan’ and silly all at the same time…so very, very funny. And a total babe too. I am so sorry for those of you who really knew him.

  484. Monica says:

    I loved Mitch! His routine about sandwiches is absolutely hysterical. No! I’m not making a pastrami-banana bread-cottage cheese sandwich!

    RIP Mitch

  485. Forrest says:

    I Love mitch in a non gay way if he was still alive i would be much happier

  486. datnole says:

    mitch, you are f’ing awesome bro. RIP, we miss you.

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  488. willie says:

    wow….just found the brilliant comedy of mitch, then shortly thereafter found he had died almost 3 years ago……truly the best comedian i have ever heard/seen, and a great loss……

  489. Samantha says:

    dude was hilarious. I didn’t even know he passed away till now. Sad. he is mah favorite comedien.

  490. mike fuson says:

    oh man, i just found out that mitch has passed away, my son told me, I couldnt believe it. I saw mitch in person in Lakedwood, ohio, at thier “Civic Auditorium” Which is actually a way to make a high school auditorium more expensive, i was shocked to hear him tell me he had died, his dry wit will be missed and to bad we couldnt have gotten a few more of his routines on tape. and as of this writing bernie mac has been gone about 3-4 days along with issac hayes

  491. Raina says:

    what was the name of the skit he did where he talked about the twin bed and how he looked for his brother every time he laid in a twin bed???

  492. Devon Francisco says:

    Mich was the funnyest fucker aive he will be missed

  493. Holliday says:

    ATTN: Rob from Long Island, NY

    FYI, Mitch Hedberg is NOT Jewish. Hedberg is a Swedish surname.

    RIP Mitch, you are missed.

  494. Lillith says:

    I’m seriously heart broken and i feel like crying my eyes out :'(((
    RIP MITCH!!<33

  495. Dennie says:

    I still tear up at the loss. My son introduced me to this beautiful comedian and ever since Carlin there hadn’t been another to make me laugh so hard. Mitch is terribly missed. He is still a topic of great conversations between my son and I. RIP

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