An article published by GQ contains never-before-seen pages from the notebooks of late comedian Mitch Hedberg, who was known for his observational humor, witty and occasionally surreal one-liners, and his unique idiolect.
The notebooks contain a glimpse into the mind of one of the greatest stand-up comics. There are completed jokes, quickly jotted ideas, drawings, and even a pitch he wrote to the makers of Gold Bond asking them to offer him an endorsement deal shortly after his discovery of the product. Hedberg was a frequent drug user (to quote one of his famous jokes: “I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too”), and died in 2005 of a drug overdose. He was 37 at the time. Since then, his journals and notebooks have been in the custody of his widow, Canadian comic Lynn Shawcroft, until they were given to GQ to include in the article.
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