Monday, August 01, 2005

Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something"

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.


Anonymous said...

Shame that I never saw this comic genius. Perhaps he has some stuff in audio or videos? In any case, one of the quotes in the wikiquote page caught my eye (reminded me of da Frat years):

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

Aww yeah.


AdRock said...

Didn't know he died. I hear him all the time on XM radio but have never seen him. Imagining what he looks like based on the unique way that he speaks is a favorite pastime of mine. This is what my life has become.

Dirty Sanchez said...

Escalators can never break! they can only become stairs. you will never see a sign saying the escalator is broken, sorry for the inconveniece. you'll only see: escalator temporarily stairs, sorry for the convenience.

but by Lincoln's mullet, he was comedy's Kurt Cobain... and i hate saying that since i never liked nirvana.

Mmmmmm Mmmmmmm, bitch