With the death of each beloved comedian, the world loses a little bit of laughter. Greg Giraldo, Robert “Bob” Schimmel and Sam Kinison are all funny men who left before their time. Being a fan of comedy it’s always shocking when I see or hear of a comedian dying. Most comedians get looked down on for being clowns but the truth is many comedians are geniuses in their own unique way.
Whether it’s George Carlin or Richard Pryor, a great comic knows how to master the stage, master the crowd and master the laughs. That’s why great comics are masters of observations. think about it. When you go watch a comic don’t many of them always open with; “You ever notice?” Observation is one of the keys to comedy, observing and putting your funny twist on it. The great ones knew how to do it and when they did it they killed. We remember the comedians we lost, we remember they way they made us laugh and we remember their jokes.
Greg Giraldo (December 10, 1965 – September 29, 2010)
Robert “Bob” Schimmel (January 16, 1950 – September 3, 2010)
Bernie Mac (October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008)
Sam Kinison (December 8, 1953 – April 10, 1992)