Mitch Hedberg's widow, Lynn Shawcroft, released a bunch of pages from the late, great comedian's notebooks to GQ in a piece that's out today. Hedberg's notebooks are filled with jokes, art, and a letter to Gold Bond Powder requesting that they sponsor his stand-up act.
"You know what I like? The idea of 30 notebooks of Mitch Hedberg's jokes getting published as a book." Dude, you have to give me time to guess. If you're going to quiz me you have to insert a pause. That being said, this seems like it might happen. Mitch's widow, Lynn Shawcroft, tweeted yesterday: " I have over 30 Hedberg notebooks. I guess it's about time I share." She didn't mention how these things will be shared but it sure sounds like a potential book. Urban Outfitters would undoubtedly be super pumped to be able to sell it. Below are a few choice one-liners from the [...]
Here's a delightful hand-written letter from the late Mitch Hedberg to Uniball, makers of fine pens: "I STILL HANDWRITE MOST OF MY JOKES. PERHAPS I WILL TYPE THEM MORE IF UNIBALL UNLEASHES A GEL IMPACT KEYBOARD. I USE PENS CONSTANTLY. YOUR PEN IS IT. I'VE TRIED BUYING EXPENSIVE PENS BUT NONE HAVE LIVED UP TO THE G.I.. SO SMOOTH AND EASY TO CONTROL."
The following is excerpted from Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk with Me, specifically the chapter about his experiences touring with his hero, Mitch Hedberg.
One night Mitch was onstage and in the middle of his set he said, "Oh no, I got to go to the bathroom. Can someone come onstage and tell a joke?" There was this long gaping silence, then he said, "I'm serious, you guys. I really gotta go." And it's still silent. People didn't know what to do.
Backstage I turned to Lynn and said, "Are you gonna go up?"
"Will you?" she said.
I walked onstage and approached Mitch. He didn't know I was [...]