There is a contest today on Sirius’ uncensored comedy station between Mitch Hedberg and Lewis Black as part of their “Funny Four.” I love both comedians and really had a hard time choosing between the two, but I must go for Mitch Hedberg.
“Who is Mitch Hedberg?”
That is one reason he is getting my vote. He died a few years back. There are only two albums of his work available, but the man was pure original genius. So is Lewis Black, but Black is a political comedian. It is not all that hard to make fun of stupid people doing stupid things. Mitch found jokes where no one looked before.
“An escalator can never break, it can only become stairs.”
“I went to the store to buy a candle holder, but they were sold out so I bought a cake instead.”
“I got a business card, 'cause I want to win some lunches. That's what my business card says: "Mitch Hedberg, potential lunch winner." Call me some time, maybe we'll have lunch... If I'm lucky!"”
“It's like X didn't have enough to do so they had to promise it more. "Okay, you won't start a lot of words, but you will have a co-starring role in Tic-Tac-Toe. And you will be equated with hugs and kisses. And you will mark the spot. And you will make writing 'Christmas' easier.”
The man died way before his time. Lewis Black is great, but people will learn of him as he tours. Mitch is gone and every person who does not know who he is will never EVER live a full life.
Who makes you laugh? What style of comedy is your favorite?