Sunday, October 17, 2010

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I just found out today, while surfing the net instead of doing anything productive, that comedian Greg Giraldo, forty-four, passed away from an apparent prescription drug overdose.

Simply said, Giraldo, who was ubiquitous on Comedy Central in recent years, got it. For me, he was a rare stand-up comedian in the sense that he always seemed to be speaking directly to me and my own unique experiences. Unabashed, he called them as he saw them and never pulled a punch---the type of comedy that takes razor-wit and an abundance of balls to pull off.

He left behind three sons. None of this is funny.


J.P. Lowe said...

This guy was the real deal---cut from the same cloth as Pryor, Carlin & Bill Hicks. I'll miss his sharp, intelligence & truthful humor.

Nate Graziano said...

Amen, brother. Like many ultra-intelligent and talented people, his demons seemed to have gotten the best of him. He'll be missed.