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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Rough Month for Comedy
Two comics I enjoy died this past month. Robert Schimmel died in a car crash. Greg Giraldo died of an accidental OD. Schimmel never changed his explicit ways despite being a dad and even facing cancer/heart disease. Similar to Carlin, yet not nearly as good, he was just as filthy as an old, sick guy as he was when he was young. Giraldo was a great Gen X comic. He was great on Friars' and comedy central roasts. He had fantastic observational based jokes laced with big picture social commentary. When he appeared on the failed Lewis Black show, Root of all Evil, I always thought he was too smart for the audience.