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!