|The late Mitch Hedberg has a posthumous comedy record coming out tomorrow (Sep 9) called Do You Believe In Gosh? In celebration of the record release, there is a big comedy show happening at Comix on Tuesday night with: Leo Allen, Marc Maron, Tony Camin, Rob Cantrell, Arj Barker, Russ Meneve, Todd Barry, and Bonnie McFarlane.|
Talent will range from Mitch’s closest comedy friends to those young up-and-comers who were inspired by him. Each act will do standard sets and can talk about their Mitch experiences as much or as little as they wish. At the end of the show, all acts will come back on stage and pass the mic, covering their favorite Hedberg material. The audience can get involved as well. Free CDS to the best impression!
The New York Times recently ran an article on Mitch Hedberg, here’s what they had to say about the new album:
…Compiled from shows that Mr. Hedberg, a St. Paul native, recorded at the Ontario Improv just before his death at the age of 37, the album offers a final chance to hear a lanky, longhaired joke teller whom comedy fans have been missing for more than three years.
…The shows that Mr. Hedberg had taped in his final days were not recorded for public consumption, but as practice runs for a live album that he planned to record. The loose, unrefined sets are full of typically surreal, Hedbergian observations about hot-air ballooning, Dr. Scholl’s foot-care products and fajita-scented cologne. The comedian occasionally trips over his words, and mocks himself when an untested joke bombs. (“This comedy is all part of my get-rich-slow scheme,” Mr. Hedberg tells the crowd at one point. “It’s working.”) [NYTimes.com]