R.I.P. Richard Jeni

Comedy isn’t pretty.  Comedian Richard Jeni died last weekend of a self-inflicted gunshot due to mental illness.  For someone so talented and so funny, its a real tragedy.  My wife reminded me of other comedians with other problems from depression to alcoholism, so she wasn’t surprised.

Here’s a YouTube clip of Jeni’s last HBO Special, “a Big Steaming Pile of Me,” shot at the Barclay  Theater at UCI last year.  It’s an R-rated clip for language that covers political extremism on the left and the right.  Enjoy!

  1 comment for “R.I.P. Richard Jeni

  1. March 15, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    this is truly tragic. it is very sad that those who wish for success do not really know what success is. i bet mr jeni would trade all he has accomplished for happiness and the ability to appreciate it.

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