Monday, March 12, 2007

Richard Jeni

I was sad to hear about the death this weekend of comedian Richard Jeni, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Jeni was a very funny guy, one of the top touring comedians of the last 15 years, who was always a money in the bank guest on my show.

In his honor, I have dug up two transcripts of him on the air with me -- one from April 1996, the other from July 1997.

Once you've read those and laughed out loud, here's a sample of Jeni's 2005 HBO special, "A Steaming Pile of Me" [rated PG-13 for an f-bomb or two]...


Fellow comedian Elayne Boosler remembers Jeni here.