Greg Giraldo has died

By brendon September 29, 2010 @ 6:59 PM

Greg Giraldo was such an uncommonly smart and funny comic, it was actually sort of depressing, in a “why can’t I do that” sort of way. A graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law, he was best known for his stand-up, as a judge on ‘Last Comic Standing’, and for the Comedy Central Roasts (and maybe this spoken word song from 2006 that got some decent time on radio). He died today after an overdose of prescription meds at the age of 44. His friend and fellow comic Jim Norton was the first to report the news with an announcement on his twitter.

Though he had a long and well documented history with drugs and alcohol, his death is being considered accidental. And hopefully it will stay that way. Hopefully it won’t be cocaine or something. Because Giraldo was cool, and he had cool stories. If you don’t want people doing coke, you probably shouldn’t make it sound like so much fun.

wwtdd

(96) Comments

  1. Chicagoaniml 09/29/2010 19:17

    You mention Lindsay in a post about a comedians death?! You are fucking sad and obsessed!!!

  2. duckbutter 09/29/2010 19:22

    Fuck Larry the Cable guy but I saw Greg Giraldo do stand up once and that shit was hilarious.

  3. MrAdams 09/29/2010 19:32

    I’ve never heard of this Giraldo guy, but if the examples shown above are any indicator, it’s no big loss. He definitely was no Sam Kinison.

  4. Dirty Dirt McGirk 09/29/2010 19:35

    he was doing a show one town over from me, and then went to a party and OD’d that night.

  5. J-Bird 09/29/2010 19:43

    MrAdams, you r a tool

  6. i hate you 09/29/2010 19:44

    i don’t hate funny black people

  7. i hate you 09/29/2010 19:45

    …..but warren sapp is a retard.

  8. essequemodeia 09/29/2010 19:48

    Greg Giraldo went to Harvard Law? WTF?

  9. Dirty Dirt McGirk 09/29/2010 20:06

    oxys man, they are turning everyone into junkies and they don’t ever realize it cause it’s a pill not a needle. Wake up people, its heroin in a pill.

  10. CrappyCar 09/29/2010 20:08

    RIP

  11. Chicagoaniml 09/29/2010 20:10

    Brandy removed the LILO comment he posted at the bottom! Pussy!

  12. rokan 09/29/2010 20:26

    He was pretty funny.

    DDM is right.

    That’s why I don’t do drugs and only drink pure grain alcohol and rain water.

  13. Death to Finkle! 09/29/2010 20:45

    I wonder what Lindsay’s thoughts on his death are.

  14. j4ck4l 09/29/2010 20:45

    what was with that video at the bottom?

  15. rokan 09/29/2010 20:49

    Finkle,

    We have a nice batch of new Durdens here.

    They could really benefit from spending some time with you.

    Maybe you can go play catch with CrappyCar later.

  16. BlackTar 09/29/2010 21:11

    Pills are bad, dude. That’s what happens. Stick with weed and booze.

    I remember thinking that this was the only episode of the CC Roast that was amusing when it first aired, besides Bob Saget’s. And only because Larry the Cable Guy is a total douche and I wanted to see people rip on him. Greg has always made me laugh with his unique and witty comedy. Shitty.

  17. BlackTar 09/29/2010 21:12

    “You’re killing your father, Larry”

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  19. pepperjr. 09/29/2010 21:26

    Who gives a shit?
    What do you expect when you take a shit load of pills….fuck him…e deserves to be worm food, …besides…he was one unfunny motherfucker…….

  20. pepperjr. 09/29/2010 21:29

    You want to know what’s funny?
    Just look at what’s between my legs…..
    ………wait…..What?

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