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Mitch Hedberg was one of the greatest comedians of all time. He might not be a household name like George Carlin or Louis C.K., but he'll always be remembered for his signature style and one-of-a-kind delivery. Unfortunately, before he could truly break through and claim the fame he deserved, Hedberg died of a drug overdose in 2005. Although his time here was sadly cut short, let's take a look at the life of the amazing Mitch Hedberg...
Minnesota Nice | 0:33
The acting bug | 1:10
Comedy Central blow-out | 2:23
A helping hand | 3:00
Never say no | 3:49
He had severe stage fright | 4:15
He would criticize his own jokes onstage | 4:52
He thought he could moderate his drug use | 5:33
Arrest and hospitalization | 6:21
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RIP to comedy legend Mitch Hedberg. What other comedians would you like us to feature next?
Rage TheLunatic (28 days ago)
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Jesse Balentine (3 days ago)
One of my favs. He was brilliant
Jaystings (3 days ago)
No shit, he was on Heroin. I haven't watched the video yet, and I know that!
Blue Clouds (6 days ago)
Cool celebrities usually die in hotel rooms.
John Christian (6 days ago)
Sad to see that most talented people mainly die from drug abuse, suicide or sometimes both.
Hegesdatter Dahl (7 days ago)
Sadly his heart could not be saved by the buoyancy of citrus
Mike Harnett (7 days ago)
One of the funniest comedians of all time? are you serious? Yeah, if you remember that there are like 7000 much funnier comedians ahead of him, then yeah, he's like 7001 funniest.
Codden Pearia (7 days ago)
I couldn’t even make it a minute in. LiBeRaL dRuG uSe is everything with you idiots liberal vs conservative
justsomeguytoyou (8 days ago)
I wasn't aware of the heart condition. But his death is a testament to just how powerful drug addiction is...it's awful
dourtan (9 days ago)
I hate drugs. They've taken away so many early.
jeFF Fury (9 days ago)
Mitch was truly special... Shame he's gone so young.
Tim Sadinski (10 days ago)
It's always the funniest people that die at the top of their game the guy was a super funny guy before he died and then you never heard of him anymore that's weird just kidding he was the best and he was just as well known as George Carlin and Bill Szymanski are you kidding me?
alfonso solis (10 days ago)
Los enchiladas is on one of the free ruku channels it sucked but Mitch was a funny comedian though
RobBluth (10 days ago)
I'm not supposed to say the name of the hotel I'm staying at tonight, but there are two trees involved.
Dr. Dangus (11 days ago)
a traffic light is the opposite of a banana: yellow means go, green means stop, and red means where the fuck did you get that banana.
babyyvie (13 days ago)
Moderate heroine use?🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️
Alicia Steagall (15 days ago)
Man I hate drugs 😭🙏🏻 poor guy man he had such a comedy talent
Paul Leckner (16 days ago)
His jokes were for a thinking audience. He put something out there, and you filled in the punch line.
Donovan Gordon (19 days ago)
I used to love Mitch Hedberg...I still do, but I used to, too.
El Kartun (21 days ago)
One of my favorites, He was quick on his way to becoming the new king of one liners. Such a loss.
Steve schatz (1 month ago)
He did this, this and this before his death... No shit.
Steve schatz (1 month ago)
How is this the untold story of Hedberg? Its the only story of him.
chris cameron (1 month ago)
mitch headburg is awesome !!!!
I useto do drugs...I still do, but I useto to!! lol
Alnoor Dhanji (1 month ago)
Saw a wino eating a grape, I told him you gotta wait man...
willie willaims (2 months ago)
just goes to show you drugs will never help
Dee Mac (2 months ago)
He was so funny!
Alexander Patrick (2 months ago)
So sad to lose a good talent
Contingency Plan [Noise Pollution] (2 months ago)
Thanks for the laughs and trying so hard, Mitch. I've got severe stage fright too, and I sometimes play music in front of people. You inspire me.
gimmeurblood (2 months ago)
man...a buddy and i had tickets to the baltimore show that was was a couple days after Mitch passed. still pretty broken up about that
Mark Schroeder (2 months ago)
Mitch and J Mascis hung out and never new what each other looked like
Dean-o B (2 months ago)
I always wondered why he stared at the ground or had his eyes closed
Crickit Torres (2 months ago)
I like that his jokes were clean and well done
Nova Chandra (2 months ago)
Oh Mitch. You are a legend. Much respect and love. I hope that you are watching how many people are laughing at you now...Amazing...
MrDavidhasslehoff (2 months ago)
Greg died in a hotel room in Jersey 2,
imaghostya (2 months ago)
BodhiZaffa (2 months ago)
Everybody send me a one liner, word for word... when I get 366.. I will make a daily calender.
Mitch was a legend.
I use one of his jokes every chance I get.. when Im at the grocery store.. now that you have to purchase bags, when I get asked if I want a bag I always say "Nah, man.. I juggle."
Carson Blake (2 months ago)
God rest his soul, what a great comedian who was taken too soon.
brandy sigmon (2 months ago)
Dying in a hotel room is a bad way to go . They are the loneliest places ever
Stevie- TV (2 months ago)
That one act of kindness from Mitch to Hannibal helped boost his career... now gets caught being drunk and spewing hatred for white folks. nailed it Hannibal. stand up dude.
BodhiZaffa (2 months ago)
lol @ Hannibal saying somebody compared him to Hedburg. Mitch is a legend. Hannibal is a hack who I never even heard of until he started making his Cosby jokes which I still havent heard.
Louise Sandra (2 months ago)
U have no shame on this. Channel
Disgusting Greedy people
People stop following this channel
U are supportens this disgusting greed money hungry no respect people
Sydney Faulkener (2 months ago)
armando1is1great (2 months ago)
Great stuff. You guys should do one on Patrice O'Neal too
elige brown (2 months ago)
This guy was funny. I barely bought my 2nd cd befor he passed.
Ben Autin (2 months ago)
So sad his life ended so short; his brand of comedy would have been a welcome departure from the content of today's best comics. I am not saying they're not funny; I am just acknowledging that Hedberg's style was irrefutably his own and he his success, had he lived longer, would have been tenfold.
Varnae De Molay (2 months ago)
Conservatives don't have drug issues? Please...
mermaid (2 months ago)
A candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long.
Tanya Mckinnon (2 months ago)
What a good guy...gone too soon
Joseph Lewis (2 months ago)
Mitch died before his time.hes funny as hell
A Kayfabe (2 months ago)
Saint Paul and actually MN in ge real is not conservative at all. It’s one of the most liberal places in the area it’s in, surrounded by Red states but we are not. Saint Paul and Mpls especially, where I live, is very open about drug use, homosexuality, different races, music scenes and art, different types of people and lifestyles. Maybe people think it’s not because of its location in the country but Mitch would fit in here fine. He is buried in Woodbury MN is he not?
pan dulce (2 months ago)
Hes not alive anymore so he wont jack off right in ur face like luois ck
Bryan Marsh (3 months ago)
Mitch Hedberg died?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Sewer Tapes (3 months ago)
I never thought Hedberg was funny, but that heroin overdose made me chuckle.
Michael H (3 months ago)
That “baked potato” joke he did is one of the best I’ve ever heard! It was as much about his delivery, as the jokes themselves with Mitch.
machination3e (3 months ago)
Uhm.....minneapolis/st paul are hardly conservative, especially compared to the rest of the mid west.
Brandon Childers (3 months ago)
" I did not lose my leg in Vietnam to serve teenagers a hotdog". "Frank, you have both your legs". "Like I said, I did not lose my leg in vietnam".
Mohit Sharma (3 months ago)
Dude was way way way ahead of his times. He’s truly one of the greatest most laid back funniest comedians. It takes time to absorb his comedy but once you do it man you’re addicted.
ADP2 (3 months ago)
Was a funny dude
tmmyjay (3 months ago)
This is told in a very Hedbergesque cadence...
DesertFish (3 months ago)
aww I loved MH. Gone too soon😥😥😥
P-stylez (3 months ago)
If Mitch was still alive he would be at his prime right now.
webzenboi (3 months ago)
yeah and maybe if the gov't mandated heroine use he'd still be alive making us laugh... NOT ALL PPL ARE GOING TO BECOME ADDICTS EVEN IF "IT'S GOING TO BE LEGALIZED", it just puts more money into "our" system
HoneyBadger (3 months ago)
Doesn't get any better than Mitch
Nex Tyrannis (3 months ago)
The way Mitch critiqued his own jokes on stage is one reason he was so funny.
Patricia R (3 months ago)
Saw a clip of him tanking. Glad I looked again he was a great guy with some really funny material
R. Andrew Hart (3 months ago)
The one and only Shoegaze comedian?
Revocrednu GT (3 months ago)
Who’s George Carland and Louis c.k ? Lmao
Casey Schofield (3 months ago)
All of your "untold truth of ______" videos are usually 100% truths that have been told, and are well known facts. Maybe try putting some things in there that aren't well known easily found facts.
Gregg hatfield (3 months ago)
Never knew of this guy but was recommended view and too bad to hear I cant hear new stuff ..... sad that he’s gone . Seem to be a really good guy to help others and I think he got a better feeling helping others then entertaining... RIP new friend , make them laugh somewhere else ✌🏼
Glen Kennedy (3 months ago)
I put tape on my mirror so I fall into another dimension!
Vickie Vegas (3 months ago)
Man that’s some deep stuff. He said he did heroin on the extended version of Comedy Central. Just saw if this week.
Lark Vs. Owl (3 months ago)
he hardly swore which I think is not necessary but difficult.
djspock5150 (3 months ago)
Just want to be a NASCAR passenger, hey man can I turn up the radio? Why don’t you take a right once in awhile, wow you sure like Tide! ( RIP Mitch one of a kind )
John Royce (3 months ago)
"Liberal" drug use? Wow, and he's from a "conservative" place. Um...
BigMoneyGrip (3 months ago)
Poor guy. Worked so hard to make us laugh, but probably crying inside!!! Sometimes when I hear news like this, I wish I could have spent even an hour talking to then, to try n help!!!
Ralph B. (3 months ago)
To this day I never ask for a receipt when I buy a donut. Thanks Mitch.
King Koopa (3 months ago)
Gavin Johnson (3 months ago)
One of the greatest who stalled on stage, stalled on film, stalled on tv, so overall he’s not really as great as you imagine. He may have connected with a minority but he’s not up there with the greatest.
PS when the coroner says OD it’s not for their own benefit, it’s a clinical assessment of the body they are presented with, they don’t throw all the possibilities up in the air and pick the first one that lands.
Elkdog (3 months ago)
I love Seinfeld the tv show, but I never laughed at any of Jerry Seinfeld's standup. Not sure why they're saying "The next Seinfeld"
rebel detail (3 months ago)
He was super funny and had a kewl style
Iconoclast (3 months ago)
Only the good die young
Uziel fuentes (3 months ago)
Best one liners.
Shi Womino (3 months ago)
What exactly is “untold” about any of this?
Marco Debart (3 months ago)
I don't get what people saw in this drug addict
Veronique Ashlynn (3 months ago)
Had NO idea about his leg, omg! And he's infinitely funnier than Jerry.
Veronique Ashlynn (3 months ago)
I only found out about him after he was gone, about ten years ago. Terrifically funny and while I have no idea if this is true, he always seems to have a sweetness too. We lose too many talented people to drugs, dammit.
rumneyjoe (3 months ago)
Louis C.K?! What kind of comparison is that? Rape or no rape?
Joe Uehlein (3 months ago)
Death by drugs is simply suicide. He really wasn't funny. That is why he never hit it big. Again simple.
karend99143 (3 months ago)
I don’t usually believe in the press, but I could swear I read somewhere that Mitch planned on committing suicide once he made it big or before he hit 30yrs old!
Nick Brewer (3 months ago)
hold up hold up, The first five seconds says mitch was the greatest of all time?! jesus fuck if he was the greatest of all time then I am Jackie Robinson!!!!!
Frejborg (3 months ago)
I love Looper! THe ONLY popular mainstream style channel about celebrities, that I actually like. Good job!
Humobltfro (3 months ago)
a burrito is a sleeping bag for ground beef....
Russ Gallagher (3 months ago)
Saw this guy a few times on cable. I think you could say he was one of the "funniest" but ascribing greatness to him would be a bit of a stretch. He just wasn't around long enough to have that kind of impact. Sad to hear of his passing, though; a life lost at that early age is always a tragedy.
j hull (3 months ago)
Greatest comedian of all time. No way!!! Totally boring.
Clever1er (3 months ago)
Strategic Grill Locations will always be on my playlists
zappasmustache (3 months ago)
Anyone who doesn't love Mitch needs to have their heads Z RAYED!
FreddyB 2K4L (4 months ago)
Mitch is funny....Seinfeld ain’t!
Nevermind (4 months ago)
My 23 yr old grandson died from a drug od a month ago. Still waiting on the toxicology report.
Such a waste. I've been clean and sober since Jun 10 87 and tried to help him by suggesting NA meetings. Not for him he said. Oh well.
Pyluserectusdungenhavenhooter Man (4 months ago)
Never found him funny at all . He was a one liner rim shot kinda guy. Not a fan of that stuff. Too bad he died tho rip Mitch
Duncan Pearce (4 months ago)
This was a loving synopsis of a beautiful man. I miss him.
"If you're ever lost in the woods, fuck it. Build a house! Well I was lost but now I live here. I have severely improved my predicament."
CommandoJenkins (4 months ago)
Be hospitalized for drug use should be your last wake up call before death, if you don't get in then, I have no sympathy for you.