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

By | August 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm | 5 comments | Audio/Video, feature slider, News | Tags: , , ,

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 Hedberg since his untimely death in 2005 at the age of 37, but there’s something special about seeing and hearing about the man straight from the person closest to him. In the video, Shawcroft talks about Mitch’s dedication to daydreaming, how he enjoyed writing jokes at Target cafes (he felt at home surrounded by weirdos) and, perhaps my favorite part: you get to hear Mitch tell some of his classic one-liners while peering through the notebook pages that gave birth to those bits. Check it out below and tell us what you think!

Read Laughspin‘s interview with Shawcroft from May, 2011.

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  • Greg Pallante

    Such an interesting dude. Does anyone know exactly how he passed away? 

    • Undergrounddan

      It was a drug overdose. Said to be cocain. I guess he was born with a weak heart and one night he went overbored

    • Tara

      Officially, heart failure. There was cocaine in his system, though.

    • Madman

      Acute drug toxicity. Cocaine & Heroin.

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