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Oct 2, 2010 26

Marc reflects on the passing of two comedy greats, Robert Schimmel and Greg Giraldo.

26 Comments
  • almost four years ago
    andyy
    greg was a funny, bright mother fucker,
    I know this b/c I can still laugh hysterically at his comedy.
  • almost four years ago
    Etah
    that was fuckin depressing
  • over four years ago
    Tim
    I wish he was here.

    I wish they were here.

    Goddess bless Greg.


    I miss him now
  • over four years ago
    Gloria
    Maron -- thank you so much for this.

    Greg's death really rocked me, harder than I would have expected for someone I knew only through television. I finally had the chance to see him live at one of your live WTFs at Comix, and he came across so intelligently, so humanely. Thank you refuting the whole "insult comic" thing.

    As for Robert Schimmel, I knew of him but did not know his comedy. Given what he'd been through, his death is particularly tragic.

    My thoughts go to the families of these 2 wonderful comedians.
  • over four years ago
    Joe Tily
    Thanks Maron, what a touching tribute.

    After hearing this i listened to Greg's two albums and two of his Comedy Central Presents appearances. He was a truly talented comedian, what a loss to the art-form. Here's my favorite bit from his first album - "i was raised catholic . . . i cant forgive the church for how they handled the pedophilia stuff . . . they actually held conferences in Rome to discuss how they'd handle the pedophilia scandals, and they were week long conferences. What are they talking about? You know? Whats there to talk about? Hey, lets stop fucking kids fellas, what do ya say? Alright, pretty much. All set then huh? See ya again next year just to remind ourselves - no more kid fucking, right?"

    We will miss you Greg. RIP man.

  • over four years ago
    taozen
    Take care of yourself. there is work to be done
  • over four years ago
    Beelzebud
    Quality stuff here, Marc. Thanks for taking the time for this.
  • over four years ago
    junior fletcher
    marc, i didn't really know Giraldo or Schimmel....that said, fucking great podcast man. one of your best by far.
  • over four years ago
    Katie
    This was really heartfelt, raw and beautiful. Thanks, Marc.
  • over four years ago
    Zaq
    Thanks for this Marc. Left me misty eyed sitting at my desk in my office but it was a great episode giving two legendary comics their much deserved respect.
  • over four years ago
    M. de Varona
    It is difficult to believe Giraldo has passed. Why must the good ones die young? This hit me as if I'd known Greg. It rocked me quite a bit. Greg and Robert, may you rest in peace. You'll be sorely missed.
  • over four years ago
    Solomon Raabe
    Imagine having a conversation with your brother about the possibility of overdose that all who decide to risk that possible worst case scenario when they do heroin intravenously and I actually said the words "it isn't a bad way to go all things considered", then within a couple months my older brother was found by his room-mate with a needle in his arm, his heart stopped by a speed ball, and while I do regret my own instinct to make jokes in the face of depressing circumstances, I do still somewhat stand by my morbid joke that turned out to not be funny at all since he did turn out to be another senseless death in a long seemingly endless list of people who's lives were wasted because of their inability to see that they have the wrong doctor because the doctor they have is obviously patching their wounds with enormous amounts of the wrong medicines, and when you look to them to make a better "educated" decision about something that doesn't effect them in the slightest, even if after you die because of a valid malpractice claim, your family or support system who is willing to spend the required funds on an adequate lawyer who isn't willing to take the first settlement offered, for some reason wasn't there for them when they needed them the most, is willing to stand by the memory of that person all the way till the conclusion= best case scenario, his (or her) license is taken in that particular state, and they are no longer allowed to legally torture and kill people in the state you live in, but only if their family can afford the lawyer through all the continuances.....I'm a first cousin of a descendant of George Washington, (the Brown, or Braun family...I'd need to look at the records my Grandmother compiled) but I've got a criminal record too, me and almost 10% of America. Even I want to just leave this trash heap that isn't worth the time or effort, but because of my past I can't even get a travel visa. You'd think they'd want to make it easier for us to leave, but I guess they just want to make the people who are willing to be prison guards, think their job is secure, even though prisons are a continuous drain on our economy......I'm sure I don't need to explain it.
    I know how you are feeling Marc and I know that what you're doing is actually healthy, but one thing that slightly helps me about my brother is that they (my brother and Greg) knew the possible risks when they took them by doing the drugs and in that way they aren't victims of a situation that was out of their control, and while it might not be ideal, for a man to be able to determine the ways and means of his death, and make it a more comfortable end by causing it with drugs...I just think of the people who hit a patch of invisible ice on the road in the middle of nowhere and end up bleeding out or freezing and dieing of exposure, and I ask you that if those people had a choice between an uncomfortable and grisly car accident, and a nice happy pill or shot induced drift to dreamland, I think the choice is obvious.
    As far as Robert goes though, the only way Americans will ever get the healthcare we need at a price we can afford is when we all demand it, but we are so easily led by Sarah Palin to think the pharmaceutical companies Won't want anything in return when they contribute to political campaigns, we deserve to die horrible deaths because of our willful ignorance, he should have gone to england or australia or maybe germany.
  • over four years ago
    MPG
    The last act was the saddest part to me because I heard most of that bit about the Mexican dishwasher on Youtube a couple of days ago. At the time, I turned it off when he started asking "which job am I taking-- who is going to do this for 50 cents per hour?" because logic informs us that if the employer were forced to pay at least minimum wage MANY people would take it...

    But this time I listened to the whole bit, and of course Giraldo was aware of that argument and injected it into the Mexican's thought process. A lesser, stupid comedian wouldn't. In fact, he made it seem like the Mexican maybe even had a mind to be an economist-- but he had to sing that stupid fucking child's song.
    Life.
    I laughed pretty hard, then shed a few tears.

    RIP, dude
  • over four years ago
    Lane
    Marc Maron covers mortality... I was fucking bawling last night. The stunned uncertainty, the immutable love, the inspiring remembrance... Your eloquent eulogy has touched a place in me so human, so humbling that I cannot help letting you know how much your love is felt and appreciated. The world is a crazy place, and especially in times of loss your clarity and perseverance in being a good, strong person prove invaluable to many, many people. Thank you for talking to us in a vulnerable and difficult moment. We love you Marc. RIP Greg, and my love goes out to the people who knew him.
  • over four years ago
    Lawrence Schemelia
    Thank you for this warm and moving tribute to two great performers.
  • over four years ago
    jmg
    Thanks for this, Maron. Well done.
  • over four years ago
    sam
    Greg was a genius, i miss him alot!

    Hope you can post eps 1-50 of WTF, i've never had an opportunity to listen to those :(
  • over four years ago
    Don
    Very well said, Marc! Both of these great comics will be greatly missed not only by their peers but by their fans as well!
  • over four years ago
    Alan McCormick
    Thanks for using the closer to "Midlife Vices" Marc. Because of that piece I'll never be able to keep a straight face at a restaurant birthday. Cool phone call as well.
  • over four years ago
    R.A.W.
    a moving tribute.
    quite a loss for everybody.
    thanks Marc for the honest display of human emotion on this.
  • over four years ago
    Steve in Indiana
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and pulling together those clips for us, Marc. I had a good cry. I love you.
  • over four years ago
    Cosmo
    A moving tribute, Marc. May those good fellows rest in peace.
  • over four years ago
    Matt Ralston
    Thank you Marc
  • over four years ago
    CM
    Thanks, Marc, this was good for me to listen to. I think the best we can take from this is to love and appreciate our comic community/ies.
  • over four years ago
    Sharon
    This is when I really, genuinely appreciate what you do. Not that the other times I didn't, but now when you've made me cry and you've made me think about Giraldo and laugh...you put so much of yourself in these podcasts...you really let it bleed here and I just want you to know that as a fan, I don't take that lightly. Thanks.
  • over four years ago
    DaveinBoston
    Thanks for your honesty and your compassion, Marc.