Mitch Hedberg became a famous, nationally recognized stand-up comedian due to his hilarious style that mostly consisted of reciting one-line non sequiturs. His jokes were simple observations of daily life, rearranged in way that most people would never think of to create surprised laughter.
Unfortunately, the successful comedy career and life of Mitch Hedberg were cut short when he died of a drug overdose on March 29, 2005, at the age of 37. He was found by his wife in a hotel room. He had been preparing a comedy act for his own HBO special when this sad event occurred. Only a small collection of his recorded work has been left behind for numerous fans to continue to enjoy, including his two CD’s.
Numerous Mitch Hedberg videos and clips exist on YouTube. This article will give an overview of the best of this video footage and pay tribute to the late stand-up comedian. Stand-up performances, talk shows, sitcom appearances, and cartoons are included in this collection of his Top 8 YouTube Videos.
Mitch Hedberg on Letterman
This YouTube video is of one of Mitch’s TEN appearances on Letterman. It’s a five-minute funny stand-up skit with some of his classic jokes, showcasing his comedy style. “I find that ducks’ opinion of me is very much influenced by whether I have bread.” -Mitch Hedberg
Mitch Hedberg on Conan
In his appearance on Conan O’Brien, you can see evidence of Mitch’s shyness or stage fright in the way he keeps his eyes closed throughout his stand-up performance. It includes more funny observations of the simple things in life. This YouTube clip has very good video and audio quality.
Mitch Hedberg and the Ducks
In this YouTube video, the audio is Mitch’s series of jokes about ducks with related images flashing on the screen, creating a funny effect and different experience than just watching the stand-up comedian perform.
Mitch Hedberg-5-Minute Special
This was a short but funny HBO stand-up act-unfortunately, he didn’t live long enough to film his planned HBO comedy special. This video is a little earlier in Mitch’s comedy career than many of the others listed here.
Mitch Hedberg-That 70’s Show
Hedberg had a guest appearance on the sitcom That 70’s Show as Frank, a worker at a The Hub. They utilized his comedy style in some of his lines on this show, making this a funny two-minute YouTube video.
Mitch Hedberg-Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
This YouTube video is a showcase of Mitch’s funny “guest appearance” on the cartoon Dr. Katz. It includes some of his classic stand-up set to a scene in a psychologist’s office.
That One Show: Mitch Hedberg Interview
This is a neat interview with Mitch Hedberg and a college student on the Arizona State University campus. It give a chance to see a slightly more serious side of the comedian, though he is still funny in the interview. He talks about what it’s like to be in stand-up comedy, various experiences such as being on Letterman and writing a movie script, and a little about his unique style of comedy.
In Loving Memory of Mitch Hedberg
This YouTube video isn’t of Mitch’s comedy; it’s a photo montage tribute to his life set to music. Serious fans will enjoy watching this collection. The person who created it calls him “the greatest comedian to ever live”.
I hope you enjoyed these Top 8 Funny YouTube Videos featuring Mitch Hedberg, “the guy who saw the world through rose-colored glasses… literally.”