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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 February 1968St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Date of Death 29 March 2005Livingston, New Jersey, USA  (accidental drug overdose)
Birth NameMitchell Lee Hedberg

Mini Bio (1)

Mitch Hedberg was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on February 24, 1968. He began his stand-up career in Florida, and after a period of honing his skills there he moved to Seattle and began touring. He soon appeared on MTV's "Comikaze", then a 1996 appearance on Late Night with David Letterman (1982) brought him his big break. He won the 1997 grand prize at the Seattle Comedy Competition. The next year saw him appearing on Fox's hit series That '70s Show (1998). In 1999 he completed his own independent feature film, Los Enchiladas! (1999), which he wrote, directed, produced and starred in. He has also recorded two comedy CDs entitled "Mitch All Together" and "Strategic Grill Locations". He has appeared at the 2001 Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival. Mitch Hedberg died on March 30, 2005 of a drug overdose. He will be sadly missed by all.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous and Tony Oswald

Spouse (1)

Lynn Shawcroft (25 February 1999 - 29 March 2005) (his death)

Trade Mark (7)

His cool, mellow voice
Tinted glasses (usually blue or amber)
Long hair
Use of one-liners and humorous observations
Hilarious observations on social protocol and practices
References to his drug use
Laidback delivery

Trivia (3)

Parents: 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.
In 2000 he performed at Gator Growl, the world's largest student-run pep rally.
His 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.

Personal Quotes (8)

Alcoholism 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.
Wearing 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!
My hotel doesn't have a 13th floor because of superstition, but people on the 14th floor, you know what floor you're really on.
My friend asked me if I wanted a frozen banana, and I said 'No, but I want a regular banana later....so, yeah.'
I like escalators because they can't break down. They can only temporarily become stairs.
I saw a human pyramid once. It was very unnecessary. It did not need to exist.
Whenever somebody hands me a flier, it's like they're saying, "Here, *you* throw this away."
If 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.

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