RIP: Mitch Hedberg


Dammit dammit DAMMIT!!!

One of the most talented young comedians out there, Mitch Hedberg, is apparently dead today at age 37. Unconfirmed cause of death is a heroin overdose (the web site of his friend and fellow comic Josh Sneed cites “drugs”). USA Today confirms Hedberg’s death.

I had the privilege of seeing Hedberg live, and he was every bit as good as these stories say he was. He was like the second coming of Steven Wright. Here’s some of his bits so you can see for yourself (though much of the humor came from his delivery).

Dammit. First Hunter Thompson, now this. 2005 is really starting to suck.