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Much like his obvious antecedent, Steven Wright, the late Mitch Hedberg dealt in surrealist snippets and ingeniously obvious wordplay, where the only real set-up needed for any joke, which rarely lasted more than a few seconds, was your becoming in-tune with his personality. Whereas Wright’s delivery is incredibly dry and snail-paced, Hedberg’s was fast ‘n furious, spoken to the floor while he hid behind a pair of sunglasses, in a captivating drawl halfway between “stoner” and “beat poet”. Hedberg died prematurely in 2005 at the age of 37, and is remembered with admiration and affection by his fellow comedians and friends. The Cinefamily, with generous assistance from Mitch's widow and fellow comedian Lynn Shawcroft, has gone through her voluminous archives to unearth rare footage of live performances, TV appearance, and his unreleased MTV reality pilot ("The Mitch Hedberg Project"). The night will climax with a screening of Mitch's lone directorial effort, the autobiographical 1999 feature film Los Enchiladas.

Added by torrmoz on June 11, 2009

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