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When people in entertainment die, we tend to have a greater appreciation for their work and hold them in high regard. This certainly holds true for comedians. No disrespect to Demetri Martin, Daniel Tosh and Paul F. Tompkins, who are great living comedians, but there’s a certain feeling you get listening to Mitch Hedberg’s work, which I was turned on to in 2006, one year after his death, which occurred on my birthday, ironically enough. I don’t mean to say that I only feel like Mitch was a great comedian because of his death, but knowing that I can’t hear any more thoughts from his mind is tad bit saddening – a similar experience I had watching Heath Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight, even though I don’t think I’ve seen any of his work prior to the film.
Imagine my surprise learning that Comedy Central Records will be putting out a new Mitch Hedberg album called “Do you Believe in Gosh?” on September 9th which has material recorded 2 months before his death that was being worked on for an actual album recording.
I was going to include some sort of quote but instead decided to let him do his material justice.
You can get a sneak peek of the new CD’s material right here and if you don’t know about Mitch, you have 3 CDs of material to look forward to. Who are some of your favorite comedians, living or deceased?
(via Punchline Magazine)