I was saddened yesterday to learn that my favorite stand-up comedian, Mitch Heberg had died on Wednesday. This is a real tragedy. I’m grateful that I was lucky enough to see him perform a few times. Mitch’s sense of humor was truly bizarre, and it was largely his nervous, stoner, staring-at-the-floor delivery that made his act so hilarious. One of my favorite Mitch one-liners is “I wish I could play little league now… I’d kick some fucking ass!” Another: “I bought an ant farm… those guys didn’t grow shit! C’mon guys, how ’bout some carrots.” I’ll really miss him.
This news came out yesterday, so I’m guessing this isn’t some sort of demented April Fool’s joke. Mitch wasn’t the publicity stunt type.