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djw  ·  3011 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mitch Hedberg 2004 Just For Laughs gala - YouTube  ·  

Mitch was a comic genius and, from all accounts I've heard, genuine and kind to his fans. if you're already a fan and need any reason to like him even more, here's a great Reddit comment from a fan who met him and has kept in touch with his family to some degree. he posted a follow-up comment with some photos.

the above isn't his best performance or material, but it's still so good to see it.





user-inactivated  ·  3010 days ago  ·  link  ·  

His cell phone, a month later. A text from Mitch Hedberg and wife. "Hey do you remember us?"

Oh, goodness. Thank you for linking that.

EDIT:

    It was not just him. He got it from his family. After he passed, I wrote a message on his online obituary. A few months later, I went to a tribute show in Austin (where a lot of those pictures are from).

    After speaking to Lynn for a bit, she told me to go introduce myself to Mitch's parents. Okay. I walked over to her.

    "Hey, I'm Dustin." "Wray?"

    This woman, this birth mother of my celebrity idol, literally pulled my last name out randomly the very first time I introduced myself to her. She had liked what I had written on Mitch's obituary, so she remembered me. Out of thousands of messages, she recalled not only what I wrote, but my full name.

EDIT 2: belatedly remembered that hubski has a feature that allows for thanking posters for posting.