Richard Jeni, R.I.P.


Richard Jeni, standup comedian, killed himself the other night. I always remembered him as one of those great comedians who sailed under the radar, one of those acts that you were proud to say "yeah, he's great", with the smug satisfaction of someone who was more plugged in to the comedy scene than the person you were talking to. Jeni's specials on TV were the kind of laugh-fests that you remember forever, the kind that have you with tears in your eyes and your sides literally hurting from laughing so hard. Interestingly, his interview & quote in the Bill Hicks documentary "Just a Ride" was very telling. He said that watching Bill Hicks, you really questioned what you were doing…

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