Mitch Hedberg was a standup comedian who was known for his unconventional humor. He began his career in 1996 when he appeared on the MTV show Comikaze. The same year, he appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, which was where he got his big break. Hedburg's humorous efforts were rewarded in 1997 when he received won the Seattle Comedy competition.
Hedberg was satisfied doing comedy, but he wanted to showcase his other talents. In 1999, he completed a film called "Los Enchiladas." He wrote the script for the film, and he also produced it and had a starring role in it. Hedberg married Lynn Shawcroft in 1999. They seemed to be a match made in heaven because she was a comedian also.
Hedberg started using drugs very early in his life. One of his famous lines that he regularly used in his routine was "I used to do drugs, and I still do, I just used to, too." Hedberg joked about his drug usage, but that is what lead to his tragic death. He died on March 30, 2005 of a drug overdose. He was only 37 years-old.
Hedberg is gone, but he is certainly not forgotten. Fans can still catch his hilarious routines on DirecTV via Satellite911. There are also three albums that were released after Hedberg's death. He accomplished more at 37 than most people do in their entire lives. Hedberg brought the world laughter, which is what it needs more of today. There will never be another Mitch Hedberg. His comedic genius is something that cannot be replicated.