The first time I ever heard Mitch Hedberg, he was talking about how he “wished he could play Little League right now because he’d kick some f**cking ass.” I continued to listen and he was convinced that “if carrots got you drunk, then surely rabbits would be f**cked up.” Mitch had a unique style of comedy that you either got or it just flew right over your head. Mitch was a regular on Comedy Central and David Letterman and will be missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to hear his routines.
It is unknown how Mitch passed away, as reports of his untimely end are just beginning to surface.
It sounded like Mitch had a lot of things going for him. He recently was on tour with Steven Lynch, which I was fortunate to see live at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Also, he just completed a pilot for a reality show on MTV.
Even though I didn’t know him, I felt a connection with his sense of humor and his overall skewed outlook on life. I can’t recall ever being this upset about the passing of a celebrity. It’s Mitch’s style that made him special and unique and for that he will be missed.
“If I had a friend who was a tight rope walker and one day while walking down the street he tripped, I’d find that completely unacceptable.”
Goodbye Mitch, we’re gonna miss you.
THE LATEST: Mitch apparently died of a heart attack while staying at a New Jersey hotel. The cause of the attack has yet to be disclosed.