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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.


    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.