Friday, December 08, 2006

"Hed" games.

Mitch Hedberg, comedian, died over a year ago at age 37. I vaguely knew Mitch. We attended the same High School, he being a year older than I.

Not surprisingly, he was voted “Class Clown” in Harding’s class of 1986. He also fashioned a mullet which bore an uncanny resemblance to that of Dee Snider of the 80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister.

Around 1985, a lot of kids in our high school were abuzz over the Emilio Estevez movie just released, entitled That Was Then, This Is Now. The film had been shot right in St Paul with Mitch himself having a cameo appearance. It was at that moment when many of us felt he was on the verge of something big.

Last evening, I came across a clip on YouTube which featured one of Mitch’s several appearances on David Letterman’s show.

This 5-minute clip gives as good an indication as any of Mitch Hedberg’s off-the-wall humor.


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