Monday, April 04, 2005

Obit: Mitch Hedberg

One of the "famous people" who died this past week was a relatively unknown comedian named Mitch Hedberg. He wasn't the spiritual leader for over millions of people, or a woman who sparked national debate, or an infamous lawyer with celebrity defendants. He was just a guy who made me laugh, and his death has been overshadowed by those other three, probably understandably so. But I wanted to put one of his jokes here in tribute, to let people know about a really funny guy they wouldn't have known about before.

I was in downtown Boise, Idaho, and I saw a duck, and I knew the duck was lost, 'cause ducks ain't s'posed to be downtown. There's nothin' for 'em there. So I went to a Subway sandwich shop, I said, "Let me have a bun." But she wouldn't sell me just the bun, she said that I had to have something on it. She told me it's against regulations for Subway to sell just the bun. I guess the two halves ain't supposed to touch. So I said, "Alright, well, put some lettuce on it," which she did. She said, "That'll be $1.75." I said, "It's for a duck." And they said, "All right, well, that is free." See, I did not know that. Ducks eat for free at Subway! Had I known that, I would have ordered a much larger sandwich. "Let me have the Steak Fajita Sub - but don't bother ringing it up, it's for a duck! There are six ducks out there, and they all want Sun Chips!"

- Mitch Hedberg


Silly Dan said...

"I haven't slept for ten days. Because that would be too long."

Sylvana said...

Your blog is where I learned of his death. I was just running through some of the blogs I had put in my favorites list and I saw your post. WHAT?! MITCH IS DEAD?! I couldn't believe it. He was one of my all-time favorite comedians. The world doesn't know what a talent they have lost.
I loved your tribute so I linked to your blog in my tribute to him.
RIP Mitchell, you crazy, lovable bastard!

Jago said...

You might like this thread, then. The guys on the Channel101 messageboard are quoting their favourite Hedberg lines.