• Mitch Hedberg – The Complete Vinyl Collection is a thing all comedy fans should have

    As is the case for any quality box set these days, it’s not so much about the origin material. After all, box sets don’t exist so that an artist’s biggest fans can have access to a slickly-packaged sentimental bundle of garbage bits. Inherent in the entire concept of such a release is greatness, right? Right! Well then the reasons Mitch Hedberg: The Complete Vinyl Collection exists are pretty damn obvious.

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    Mitch Hedberg: The Complete Vinyl Collection to be released by Comedy Central

    Mitch Hedberg’s entire body of previously recorded work will be available on Nov. 4 through Comedy Central Records as a limited edition box set. Mitch Hedberg: The Complete Vinyl Collection, executive produced by Hedberg’s wife, comedian Lynn Shawcroft, will include 12-inch vinyl editions of all three Hedberg albums: Strategic Grill Locations (which was self-released in 1999 and then re-released by Comedy Central years later), Mitch All Together (2003) and Do You

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    10 great one line jokes from 10 great comedians (Photos)

    There’s nothing like a great one line joke. Just like it takes planning and smarts to deliver an amazingly funny longform story, it takes special talent to write and deliver a short joke that will stick with an audience. Below, we’ve chosen 10 of our favorites one-to-few-line jokes from Bob Newhart, Zach Galifianakis, Steven Wright, Jimmy Carr, Tommy Cooper, Jim Gaffigan, Demetri Martin, Rodney Dangerfield, Mitch Hedberg and Doug Benson.

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    Mitch Hedberg’s wife Lynn Shawcroft opens up about the couple’s drug use: ‘We both f*cked up’ (Interview)

    With a library of 291 episodes, Guy MacPherson’s What’s So Funny, might be the best kept comedy podcast secret. Using the tagline “Probing the brains of the people who make the funny,” the Canadian radio host has done such probing to the likes of Norm Macdonald, Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope and so many others. But his latest episode with the late Mitch Hedberg’s wife, comedian Lynn Shawcroft, will no doubt

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    We talk Mitch Hedberg, Jeff Ross, Roseanne and more on the new Laughspin Podcast (Video)

    On the latest edition of the Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I chat about a great many things, including Jay Mohr’s new podcast network, Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne (airing this Sunday), the controversy surrounding comedian Jeff Ross’ joke about the Aurora shooting and more. We also hear some great audio from the late Mitch Hedberg’s wife, comedian Lynn Shawcroft, a hilarious instructional clip on how to not act like a

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    Mitch Hedberg notebooks, footage revealed in documentary on wife Lynn Shawcroft (Video)

    A few weeks ago, we told you about comedian Scott Moran’s stellar mini-documentary series Modern Comedian. So far, Moran’s expertly captured the lives of Kurt Braunohler, Ben Kronberg and Greg Barris. And this week, we find Moran’s subject, comedian Lynn Shawcroft, the wife of the late Mitch Hedberg, at the couple’s California cabin, fondly remembering the times she spent with everyone’s favorite oddball comic. There’s been a lot written about

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    Listen to 6 minutes of Mitch Hedberg radio spots for Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches

    If you’re a super comedy fan you may know that the late, great Mitch Hedberg was once a spokesman for Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, an Illinois chain eatery with locations scattered liberally around the Midwest. You may have even stumbled across his radio spots online. But, in honor of the seventh anniversary of his death this week, we thought it would be fun to share them now. So, sit back

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    Listen to an interview with Mitch Hedberg conducted five months before he died

    This coming Thursday marks the seventh anniversary of comedian Mitch Hedberg’s death. And although we lost him when he was only 37 years old, he left us with what seems like a long lifetime of material. We can always listen and re-listen to his two albums, Strategic Grill Locations and Mitch All Together and his posthumous release Do You Believe in Gosh? or peep his half-hour Comedy Central Presents. And

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    In honor of Mitch Hedberg’s 44th birthday, check out a rare print interview

    Mitch Hedberg would’ve been 44 today, but his friends, family and the comedy world lost him at the age of 37. In honor of his birthday, Austin writer Steve Birmingham just posted an interview he conducted with Hedberg in October of 2001, which originally appeared in the print-only INsite magazine. In the intro, Birmingham sets the the tone: This “interview” was really a conversation, and a lovely one at that.

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    Interview with Lynn Shawcroft, Mitch Hedberg’s wife

    With his unfortunate passing in 2005, Mitch Hedberg has gained almost a legendary status in the comedy world. His jokes are quoted constantly and the influence of his writing and delivery are undeniably stamped on the current landscape of stand up comics today. His widow, who is also a comic, Lynn Shawcroft wants to keeps Mitch’s legend alive and spread it to even more comedy lovers through re-launching MitchHedberg.net with

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    Exclusive: Mitch Hedberg’s wife Lynn Shawcroft on the new website, Mitch’s legacy and their time together

    photo by Brandon Mikolaski

    With his unfortunate passing in 2005, Mitch Hedberg has gained almost a legendary status in the comedy world. His jokes are quoted constantly and the influence of his writing and delivery are undeniably stamped on the current landscape of stand up comics today. His widow, who is also a comic, Lynn Shawcroft wants to keeps Mitch’s legend alive and spread it to

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    The new MitchHedberg.net is now live!

    from the new mitchhedberg.net

    Although the site will be ceremoniously released to the world tonight at a special show in Los Angeles, it looks like MitchHedberg.net is now alive and working swimmingly. The ultra-clean design presents a treasure trove of glorious pieces of Mitch. The “Probes” section features photos Mitch took, pages of his notebooks and more. It looks like “Free Writings” will house some of

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    Mitch Hedberg’s official site will re-launch with new content

    Comedienne Lynn Shawcroft, the late Mitch Hedberg’s widow, is relaunching the comedy legend’s website MitchHedberg.net with all new never before seen video, art work, news and much more. The launch is scheduled to take place during a live event at the Steve Allen Theater in Los Angeles on May 17 with comedians reading and performing in tribute to Hedberg. All proceeds from the event are going towards the Innocence Project,

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 2

    PORTLAND – Somehow, it’s still sunny in Portland. The Comedy Gods are smiling upon us, you guys. First stop for day two of Bridgetown was Lance Bangs Presents Come Laugh With Us at the Bagdad Theater. The line for this baby was around the block, because the show was packed with talent. Kristen Schaal, Fred Armisen, Jon Daly, Brett Gelman, Mike Lawrence, and of course, director Lance Bangs. First up

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    My five favorite comedy albums and specials of all time

    You may have noticed the “Ask us your comedy questions” graphic on our pages. It links up to our page on Formspring, wherein you can ask a question and we’ll answer it! You can also ask us a question through our Tumblr page. Some of those sessions will end up here on our daily blog. Today, I’m answering a question from our Formspring page: What are your top five favorite

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