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Mitch Hedberg

Biography

American comic and stand-up comedian who was simply known for his sluggish delivery and surreal one-liners. His third humor album “Perform You genuinely believe in Gosh” premiered 3 years after his loss of life in 2008. He started his standup profession in Florida and quickly relocated to Seattle and started to tour like a comedian. Early in his profession, he came out on MTV’s Comikaze. His on-stage persona and phrases like, ‘The depressing point about tennis is the fact that regardless of how great I obtain, I’ll never become as effective as a wall structure,’ gained him a significant cult pursuing. He wedded Lynn Shawcroft in 1999 and was wedded to her until his loss of life from a heroin overdose at age group 37. He got his break like a comedian in 1996 after an appearance around the Past due Display with David Letterman.

Quick Facts


Full Name Mitch Hedberg
Date Of Birth February 24, 1968
Died March 30, 2005, Livingston, New Jersey, United States
Place Of Birth Saint Paul, MN
Profession Comedian
Education Harding Senior High School
Nationality American
Spouse Lynn Shawcroft
Parents Mary Hedberg, Arnold Hedberg
Siblings Wendy Brown, Angie Andreson
Movies Lords of Dogtown, Mitch Hedberg: Mitch All Together, Almost Famous, Los Enchiladas!, The Best of Comedy Central Presents, Just for Laughs: Stand-Up: Vol. 2: On the Edge
TV Shows Saddle Rash
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#Fact
1His signature style of wearing sunglasses indoors and staring at the floor were due to his crippling stage fright and ways of making him forget about his audience.
2In 2000 he performed at Gator Growl, the world's largest student-run pep rally.
3Parents: Arne and Mary Hedberg, of St. Paul. Sisters: Wendy Brown of Woodbury, and Angie Andreson of South St. Paul. Wife, Lynn Shawcroft, is also a comedian.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lords of Dogtown2005Urethane Wheels Guy
Saddle Rash2002TV MovieVarious Voices (voice)
Home Movies1999-2001TV SeriesPolice Officer / Dr. Fizzel / Mitch / ...
Ed2001TV SeriesDave
Almost Famous2000Eagles Road Manager
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1999TV SeriesMitch
Los Enchiladas!1999Lee
That '70s Show1998TV SeriesFrank

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home MoviesTV Series additional writing by - 1 episode, 1999 additional writing - 1 episode, 1999
Comedy Central Presents1999TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Los Enchiladas!1999writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Los Enchiladas!1999executive producer / producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Los Enchiladas!1999

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sleepwalk with Me2012the filmmakers wish to thank - as The Late Great Mitch Hedberg
Doug Stanhope: No Refunds2007Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Just for Laughs2003-2006TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern2005TV SeriesHimself
Shorties Watchin' Shorties2004TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997-2003TV SeriesHimself
Late Friday2001TV SeriesHimself
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1999TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central Presents1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Premium Blend1998TV SeriesHimself
Live at Jongleurs1997TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Comedy on the Road1993TV SeriesHimself - Comedian

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Boulevard of Broken Dreams2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Remix2002-2003TV SeriesHimself

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#Quote
1If I worked at a grocery store and I saw a duck come in and take a loaf of bread with his beak, I'd let him go.
2Whenever somebody hands me a flier, it's like they're saying, "Here, *you* throw this away."
3I saw a human pyramid once. It was very unnecessary. It did not need to exist.
4I like escalators because they can't break down. They can only temporarily become stairs.
5My friend asked me if I wanted a frozen banana, and I said 'No, but I want a regular banana later....so, yeah.'
6My hotel doesn't have a 13th floor because of superstition, but people on the 14th floor, you know what floor you're really on.
7Wearing a turtle-neck is like being strangled by a really weak guy...all damn day! In fact, if you wear a backpack and a turtle-neck, it's like a weak midget trying to bring you down!
8Alcoholism is the only disease you can get yelled at for having. 'Damn it, Otto, you're an alcoholic.' 'Damn it, Otto, you have lupus.' One of those two doesn't sound right.

#Trademark
1Laidback delivery
2References to his drug use
3Hilarious observations on social protocol and practices
4Use of one-liners and humorous observations
5Long hair
6Tinted glasses (usually blue or amber)
7His cool, mellow voice


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