Episode 304 | Greg Giraldo Tribute

October 19, 2010


I’ve often said that Greg Giraldo was one of THE voices of our generation and in my opinion a comedic genius. Greg died on September 29th, 2010. This week we’d like to pay tribute to him.

In the book American Scream: The Bill Hicks story, it was clear that Bill’s commentary on future events would be sorely missed. We would wonder, “what would Bill say about this?” That’s how I feel about Greg. He had a way of commenting on our society and culture that was brilliant and hilarious. I will always wonder “what would Greg say about this?”

If you listened to Marc Maron’s WTF (I think he called it a non-episode) remembering Greg Giraldo and Robert Schimmel, you remember the phone call he played, between Marc and Greg. In reference to meeting up with friends last minute in LA, Greg casts off his existence when he says sarcastically, “Like my presence is so important to people’s lives”. I think it’s clear from the outpouring of support and sorrow since his death that Greg’s existence was extremely important to many many people.

We set up at the Olive Tree Café above the Comedy Cellar and asked people from the Comedy Community to share a few words, a story, a favorite bit of Gregs. We did the same at Comix Comedy Club and finally with Jesse Joyce and Ted Alexandro in Astoria. Thank you to all from the comedy community that spoke and shared…

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Episode 304 | Greg Giraldo Tribute

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