Comedy lost another genius when Mitch Hedberg died on March 30, 2005.
Thanks to the enthusiastic recommendation of our friend Paul, we had the good fortune to see him perform twice -- once at the Punchline here in Atlanta and again (oddly enough) at center ice of Philips Arena after a Thrashers game. The man killed both times.
If you're unfamiliar with his work and his story, check out this recent article from Entertainment Weekly. A hilarious archive of Mitch quotes can be found at his wikiquote page.
Here's one of my favorite examples of Mitch's uniquely twisted perspective:
"I went to a restaurant and I ordered a chicken sandwich, but I don't think the waitress heard me 'cause she asked how I'd like my eggs. So I tried answering her anyways. "INCUBATED! Then hatched, then raised, then beheaded, then plucked, then cut up, then put onto a grill, then put onto a bun. Damn, it's gonna take a while. I don't have the time. Scrambled!"
He will be sorely missed.