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Comedian Robert Schimmel in [UPDATE 'very dead'] condition after car accident in Ariz

Old 09-04-10, 11:07 AM
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Comedian Robert Schimmel in [UPDATE 'very dead'] condition after car accident in Ariz

Wiki shows the article as the accident happening on 8/26 and that he died yesterday. It seems strange this article just posted today would not have the update info. Anyone know what the deal is?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Schimmel

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...n_arizona.html
Old 09-04-10, 11:19 AM
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

Looks like the Daily News article has been updated....Sad.
Old 09-04-10, 11:23 AM
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

Crap. I really liked his stand-up. He was always worried about dying in his act, too. Don't ride with your teenage driver, parents.
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

terrible news. seemed like the guy couldn't catch a break: death of a child, heart attack, cancer, cirrhosis, hepatitis C, messy divorce with his second wife.

at least he's no longer suffering.
Old 09-04-10, 11:41 AM
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

his heart attack routines were brilliant, almost Pryor-esque in their honesty. Sad passing indeed.
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

I loved Robert Schimmel's stand-up. Really penetrating and still hilarious. He turned misery into a comedic art form. He will be missed. RIP.
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

For those who need a face to go with the name:

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Old 09-04-10, 11:54 AM
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

Damn. I remember seeing him on Conan. But I'm not into stand-up comedy much.

He probably lived a fuller life than most. And that's all you can hope for, I guess.

Full Disclosure: Robert Smigel is the first guy that popped into my head. It took me a good 30 seconds to get my "comedians" right.
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

copied from my post in TV talk..;

awwwww shit. maybe that was that "personal" call that Howard got last week from his daughter was about. dude just had no luck whatsoever. rollover accident and everyone gets out unscathed and he is the only one who sustains injuries.

RIP, Bob. Glad I got to see you a few times at the Improv here.
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

RIP.

Originally Posted by Numanoid View Post
Don't ride with your teenage driver, parents.
I'll add that to my "Schimmel's life lessons" list right after "Don't marry your daughter's best friend."

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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

Originally Posted by wmansir View Post
RIP.


I'll add that to my Schimmel's life lesson's list right after "Don't marry your daughter's best friend."


didn't she cheat on him with her tennis instructor or yoga instructor? well, she claims she didn't, but the writing was pretty much on the wall that she did.
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

now he has some new material for his act.
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

Wow his condition is indeed "very serious".
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post
terrible news. seemed like the guy couldn't catch a break: death of a child, heart attack, cancer, cirrhosis, hepatitis C, messy divorce with his second wife.

at least he's no longer suffering.
No kidding. To survive all that only to die in a car accident is a shame.
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

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No kidding. To survive all that only to die in a car accident is a shame.
don't forget, his dad just died a month or so ago.
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

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didn't she cheat on him with her tennis instructor or yoga instructor? well, she claims she didn't, but the writing was pretty much on the wall that she did.
Yeah, according to Schimmel at least. I think he even went so far as to bug her car and do a DNA test on her underwear.

You can listen to him talk about it on Adam Carolla's pocast here: http://loveline-archive.info/adamcar...rt%20Schimmel/

This was back when Carolla's pocast was an hour long one on one interview instead of the more "radio show" format today. He starts talking about his second marriage about 25 minutes in.
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

I loved Rob's comedy.


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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

Here is some (very NSFW) Schimmel comedy:
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

He was hilarious. Vale.
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

Come on! No (Update: Dead!) to the subject line? Groucho, you disappoint me.

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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

My favorite bits are both in "premature ejaculation" on Unprotected. The 'duct tape' and 'doggy style' bits get me every time. I can't find it on YouTube.
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

FUCK. Loved his stand-up. At least I saw him a few times .
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

Didn't know hisw name but I seen his stand-up before and he was really funny RIP Funny Man
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

Sad. Of course the way the Otter forum has been running the last several days, I'm surprised that someone hasn't posted that the accident was caused by the other driver being an illegal alien
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Re: Comedian Robert Schimmel in 'very serious' condition after car accident in Arizon

Sad news.

I heard him interviewed on local radio years ago and he told a story about being out somewhere and having to take an urgent crap. He used the phrase "and then the plank broke" to describe the sudden need to go, and it has since become a popular phrase in our household.

I figure that's the kind of bizarro legacy he might approve of.

Thanks, Bob....

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