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Old 09-29-10, 06:02 PM
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RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

http://www.tmz.com/2010/09/29/comedi...ription-pills/

Very out of nowhere news. I never thought Giraldo was a great comedian, but on the other hand, he wasn't horrible. He was comfortably middle of the road, but generally entertaining.

I was also shocked to learn he was a lawyer who graduated from Harvard Law prior to becoming a comic.
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

Bummer. He was always great doing celebrity roasts
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

Shit.




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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

Crazy news. I only knew him from the roasts but he was always pretty funny. RIP.
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

Originally Posted by NORML54601 View Post
Bummer. He was always great doing celebrity roasts
He was always my favorite performer on the roasts. Sad news indeed.
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

Very unfortunate and sad. Very funny fellow -- I thought he actually did a good job judging the last season of Last Comic Standing.
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

Wow... super sad.
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

I'd like to know more about this accidental overdose.... 45 is way too young to go.
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

RIP

I hope his funeral is done roast-style.
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

I know the name and the face, but I don't think I've heard much of his material. It's always sad when a comedian dies so young.
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

RIP. I'd heard about the OD, but had no idea he was in such bad shape.
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

My first thought when I saw the thread title was "what did he OD on?"

Sure enough, there's an "accidental overdose." I mean at his age, what else would it have been? Suicide maybe, but even then it probably would have been pills.
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

I can't believe Greg Giraldo is gone before Artie Lange.

RIP
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

OMG. I've been listening to his two albums for the last few days. I really liked him. This is a shock. How sad.
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

It's already been removed from Gilbert's Twitter, but here is what he said a few hours ago...



TMZ got a comment out of Gottfried;

We spoke to Gilbert about the tweet ... who told us he has problems expressing his emotions -- but noted, "Greg can't say anything about it now ... I'm not worried about him calling and complaining."
He should have left it, I think Giraldo would have gotten a laugh out of it.
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

Fucking sucks, I first knew him from Tough Crowd. He was brilliant, went to Columbia and Harvard Law.

One of my favorite performances:

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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

Originally Posted by MrSmearkase View Post
He should have left it, I think Giraldo would have gotten a laugh out of it.
Normally I'd say that's incredibly classless but I agree here. Giraldo was most famous for his roasts and I think he would have appreciated the joke.
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

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Normally I'd say that's incredibly classless but I agree here. Giraldo was most famous for his roasts and I think he would have appreciated the joke.
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

/\ TMZ is running a poll asking whether or not that tweet is 'too soon,' and it's almost an even split
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

This really sucks! He was so young. I really liked him a lot. Given that I'm an aspiring comic wanna-be, it really makes it all the more senseless. I had heard that he OD'd and was in the hospital, but it sounded like he would recover.
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

Originally Posted by MrSmearkase View Post
/\ TMZ is running a poll asking whether or not that tweet is 'too soon,' and it's almost an even split
Can someone post the text of what Gilbert said?
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

Originally Posted by Jack Straw View Post
Can someone post the text of what Gilbert said?
"If Greg Giraldo is cremated, will that be the 'Greg Giraldo Roast'?"
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

there has to be more to this story. just the other day he was in critical but stable condition. i wonder if they found him, revived him, but he was basically brain dead, and his family decided to pull the plug.
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Re: RIP: Greg Giraldo (1965-2010)

Originally Posted by MrSmearkase View Post
/\ TMZ is running a poll asking whether or not that tweet is 'too soon,' and it's almost an even split
Gilbert
50%
Horrible
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Hilarious

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