St. Paul comedian Mitch Hedberg, a cult favorite on college campuses, died Wednesday while traveling on the East Coast between shows.
The cause of death was not immediately known, but Hedberg’s troubles with drugs were a staple of his act. His busy touring schedule had become erratic in recent weeks. He had failed to appear for a weeklong engagement at Richmond, Va.’s Funny Bones comedy club, according to the club’s spokesperson, Jessi Plucknett.
Dammit, all the funny ones have to go and die ’cause of drugs, and yet the world is still blessed with the comedy of Baby Geniuses 2.