Comedian Greg Giraldo would’ve been 47 years old today. In light of that, I thought I’d repost this unedited video interview I conducted with Greg six months before his death. Note that at the time this site was called Punchline Magazine, hence the name of the file and such. I originally posted this on Oct. 1, 2010, two days after Giraldo died. My original text intro is below:
You may have already read my remembrance of Greg Giraldo. If not, it’s barely important you do to appreciate this– which is a totally uncut video interview I did with Giraldo in March of this year at Comix comedy club in New York City. No one has seen it. I just watched it for the first time last night. Because of tech problems and other boring reasons, we hadn’t been able to post it. But we were kind of determined to push through those problems now– maybe too late. Maybe it’s perfect timing?
Just so you know. What you’re about to see is not, by any means, a polished interview. It’s not at all edited; it’s one shot of a two camera shoot. But the audio and video is good. And most importantly, you get a great sense of what Greg was like off stage. You also get a good sense of how shitty of an interviewer I could be. Even though I got to interact with Greg every now and then over the course of the last five years, I still got a bit nervous around him– the way you do when you really respect someone and don’t want to come off as a complete toolbox, but then you do anyway, because you’re trying too hard not to. Get it? I’m sure you can relate. Point is, a few years ago, my Jeff Dunham interview came out amazing.
Ok. Exposition done. Enjoy.