Missing Mitch – Ahedberg the Curve

  Mitch Hedberg was a stand-up comedian in the late 90's and early 00's, because there's no such thing as a sit down comedian.

Sam Proofby Sam Proof

People always associate with the deaths of big time celebrities, kings, queens, hell I know people who still mourn the passing of Billy Mays.

For me there are 3 times where some one larger than life passed and it effected me. My Fathers passing, Phil Hartman’s and Mitch Hedberg.

Mitch Hedberg will always be the James Dean of comedy to me. He lived fast and hard and drove by his own rules. But sadly before we could see just exactly what his full potential was, he was cut down before us.


It’s a travesty to me that there are people out there who don’t think to themselves

On a traffic light green means 'go' and yellow means 'yield', but on a banana it's just the opposite. Green means 'hold on,' yellow means 'go ahead,' and red means, 'where the fuck did you get that banana at?'

Mitch pretty much single handedly brought the funny back to banana’s.

They’d lost their funny a long long time ago, after one to many repetitive knock jokes peeled away everything that made them fun.

I was walking down the street the other day when this guy asked if I wanted a frozen banana…I said 'no' but then thought I might want a regular banana later, so…yeah.

Hedberg wasn’t a one fruit pony though. He’s humor, was often a mind flip that M. Night Shyamalan wishes he could pull of in a movie.

If carrots got you drunk, rabbits would be f'ed up.

Hedberg was the stoner version of Steven Wright, with a splash of ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’.

I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.

It saddens me to think, with his passing already 6 years gone, and he’s career being so short – people will start to not know who Mitch Hedberg is. As new generations are born, it’s our duty to encourage them to partake in a comedy master that

If I was on death row and given one last meal I would ask for a fortune cookie. "Come on 'long prosperous life!'"


Sam Proof is an LA based writer/director, founder of podpocalypse.com and executive producer of SamProof.tv. You may know him as Raz from Tim and Eric, or from his popular youtube channel or stickam show.

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