Mitch Hedberg is one of my top 5 favorite comedians of all time. His brand of humor and delivery was astounding. He was beyond gifted and talented. His unique style is one that if you hear others try to copy it, it just falls way short and feels like a really bad imitation. Mitch’s first album Strategic Grill Locations was superb but, when his second album Mitch All Together came out, it catapulted him to another echelon of legendary status. This album is a comedy classic and rightfully so. This album was recorded in 2003 in Minnesota at the Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis, for a Comedy Central special. The title Mitch All Together is a reference to a joke which is not included on the album (the joke is on track seven of the 1999 self-released edition of his previous album. “You know how they call corn on the cob “corn on the cob”, right? But that’s how it comes out of the ground, man. They should call that “corn”. They should call every other version “corn off the cob”. It’s not like if you cut off my arm, you would call my arm “Mitch”; but then reattach it and call it “Mitch all together”.” Personally, I could listen to Mitch tell jokes for hours. And if you ever saw his interviews on Howard Stern, he’s even more intriguing as you get to know more about Mitch as Howard is one of the best interviewers. Some other interesting tidbits about Mitch, Hedberg appeared on Letterman nine times, signed a half-million dollar deal with Fox for a television sitcom, and was dubbed “the next Seinfeld” by Time Magazine. Not to mention that comedians like George Carlin, Norm MacDonald, Lewis Black and Dave Chappelle all loved him and raved about Mitch. If you’ve never heard Mitch All Together, you are in for one hell of a treat!
One of my all time favorite comedians is Mitch Hedberg. His unique style of comedy resonated with my humor so well it. It’s such a shame that he succumbed to his addictions in 2005. Mitch did leave quite a wonderful legacy of jokes and his style has influenced countless comedians over the years. His first comedy album is one of my favorites, and I listen to it constantly. Strategic Grill Locations was recorded at The Laff Stop Comedy Club in Houston, Texas on September 7, 1999. The album was originally self-published by Hedberg and sold through his website and at shows. When time came to release his second album, Mitch All Together (another great comedy album), the Comedy Central label also re-released Strategic Grill Locations. This album contains 21 tracks of great jokes, stories and one-liners. During the show Mitch was also accompanied by musician Chuck Savage on a giant standup bass, making Mitch’s delivery all that much more fun and captivating. So take the time today to enjoy some comedy!!!
The 1990’s were a time of growth, change, and anger. Many notable musical groups emerged as well as comedians with a different take on life and the way we all were living. One of those comedians was Denis Leary. After gaining notoriety for his anger filled rants on MTV as well as a regular on the show Remote Control also on MTV, Denis recorded one of his comedy sets in 1992. this set became a legendary album entitled No Cure For Cancer. This album dealt with topics such as vegetarians, smoking, death, and all around political correctness. One of the highlights of this album was the inclusion of the famous “Asshole” song. Denis has been accused of stealing from the likes of the great Bill Hicks, while there are some similarities in the topics, there is a great deal of difference between the two. Denis has gone on to some great things in his career including his role as star, creator, producer and writer on Rescue Me.