The Basement Lounge
The Basement Lounge

Season 2, Episode 30 · 5 months ago

Hedberg, Giraldo, & O'Neal

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Reflecting on the careers of Mitch Hedberg, Greg Giraldo, & Patrice O'Neal: three great comics that died far too young. How would their brand of comedy handled today's cancel culture & political climate?

This week, Mike & Mike talk about:

  • The talent of three comedy legends gone before their time
  • Being cancelled vs. facing consequences
  • Amy Schumer is bored

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...takes some doing holy Shit. I mean itwas like so smart I mean he could have been a lawyer. He was yeah e would sayhe could have been like done that as a career. That's how that's, how him andJeff Ross met. I didn't know that Jeff Ross talks about how they were bothdoing some college show or something like that, and it got out of hand andthey charged Jeff Ross with inciting a riot and Giraldo. Basically like went, went to court as his lawyer andgot him off. That is amazing. Yea like he was because he went to like fuckingHarvard Yeah. I didn't know that yeah because, like I guess the thing was towhat I've heard about him. I can't Remer, where I saw it. They were likehe was so smart that he should not have been a comic yeah. They were like whyyou're wasting your talent, he talked about it. I think it was either on hisspecial or when he did the INSOMNIAC tour, with Dane Cook and and David Telland Sean rouse, but he was like. I is a an. I want the Harvard Law and I'mwearing jeans held together with duck tape. He just he just that's what he wantedto fucking do Jesus. He was so fucking, good, yeah and but yea so smart, hisjokes just so marked yeah. I think I think Louis Black was he said in thething he was like he would. He would come up with jokes that were just like.So in front of your face the whole time, then, when he'd say it, you'd go son ofa bitch, he said he was like a coal miner he'dhit it, and then you hit it again and hit it again and hit it again until hehad fucking diamonds and you're sitting there going like why the fuck couldn'tI you got to be fucking kidding. That's the thing is like because imagine where he would havebeen like so the three grades that died: Young, Hadburg, yeah they're, all though and fucking.Why can I think of his name? Patrico Neo, Yeah Guy? Those are like all great I'm likelike for the street. I couldn't imagine for trees and Heraldo Giallo right nowlike and the cancel call there holy shut. Neither one of them want to go. Ithink I don't think it would have been for likepast transgressions. I think just their jokes would have got them in trouble,oh for sure, but like I would love to see it because they they give no fuckin.Well, that's what you know the bummer about the trice was the last thing ofhis. The aired was the Charlie Sheen rous yeah, and he was he was drunk or something at that roastbecause he didn't even do his jokes. He was like one of the last guys to go upand he was the one I'm sitting here going like. Oh, I can't fucking waitand he went up and like threw all his jokes out and just started gettingpissed off at everybody for like being mean to Charlie Sheen or some shit. Itwasn't. It was like it was like he was fucking drunk or something like that,and it was such a bummer that that was the last thing of his to come out afterwe die one of the things one of my favorite thing, my favorite special sat first elephant in the room yeah. I so fucking good, the fucking spellrestaurant...

...and am I the fucking, the fuckingNadali Holloway Joke Yeah. He blurs out audience in like what's that provinggirl exactly as she wasn't white like I, my God, Damn one of my favorite thingshe ever did was with Nick Napala. It was called short he's watching shorties,some comedy central is a late night show and it was just they voiced thesetwo babies who were like at home with the baby sitter watching T V and all itwas, was just animated cartoons of people of Comic Bits. Damn it was someof the funniest shit ever and then would be like a two of them likeripping on the bits and stuff like that. As these two babies, I guess it's thebest part about Patricius. He was on and Anthony and obengi helping a thing so much thatthere's like a lot of material gets so like that material with some materialwith some of him like look at, unlike lots like but be roll and stuff likeyeah. The other two is like there's not asmuch yeah. So it's like one of those things. It's like my God. I would haveloved to seen those two like it is weird like. I want always wonderwhat ha happened to headbraces. I think over time. If you like, watch thismaterial, it was very. It was always one line or ask, but like his oneliners and up becoming like longer on to Stephen Right did yeah StephenWright would do just a series of connected one line yeah. You know, Ithink I think and he's that's. What we makes mewonder about head Burg is because, like like is funny and on top of the worldof Stephen Right was, and he still alive but like, like you,don't hear his name. That much anymore, I feel like Hadburg, would have kind ofhad the same problem where I think, sooner or later the gimmick might haveworn off. I don't know like they thought, like the his fame at the time was like unmet, because you like they, theythought he was an ex Sinfield like type thing like they were given all thisstuff. Like I don't know, I don't know it. One of the best jokes ever writtenever written is by him and because it, the best jokes, are when you're tellingyou something about somebody like audience about yourself without themknowing and he goes, I'm a heroine ADDIC, I'm addicted to women that sex.have. I have to have sexual women that save people's lives. That way killydied from hair, and, Oh, my God, Damn like that, is the best joke. You everwrote because it's what killed you. You were blatantly telling the audience whoyou are a heroin, adding yeah. You still found a way to put a twist on it:Yeah Yeah Man, that's like Gerald all thetime when talk about, because Giraldo was in and out of Rehab and being soberand not his whole fucking life. I think he was one of those guys who, just likethe life on the road just always seemed...

...to get the better of him. Oh yeah, butit always he. You would always hear his friends and his family talk about likehe hated what it did to him. I think I think Gerald had a very love haterelationship with comedy, because the time on the road would just kind ofbring out the worst in him and then it would and then it would have thisnegative effect on his on his marriage and yeah. I guess what I heard I can'tember I was listening to, but like he d, I'm cheating on his wife or somethinglike that. I think I hadn't heard about that like he was like there'sinfidelity, just because the fact that he went from like like nobody wanted tofuck this Geeky guy calls Geeky guys to like you're one of the best stand. UPSin the world and women are just throwing themselves at you because theyknow who you are. He did do, but he did do bits about that. He did it. Therewas one where he was talking about his wife was liking. I don't understandhe's like you know, let's be honest, he's like you know. I know you don'tunderstand, but I don't understand you're obsessing with shoes, but if youwere out of the road three hundred days out of the year and every time you wentback to your room, there were ten pairs of free shoes. I guarantee you keep apair once in a while and she was him saying, yea yea, because she also shewas. She was like o I've known just that this is what her marriage is goingto be like. I wouldn't have married you and he's like. Yes, you would havethat's how we fucking met in the first place, but yeah he just he was on becauseeveryone he when he did the INSOMNIAC tour he'd been sober for a while, and then I think he started drinkingagain like after that, because I think it was, I think it was. Alcoholism washis big thing. I think he was doing a lot of drugs and he was just drinking alot. I don't know, but I know I just. I know that when he I mean, because hewas in a coma for a few days before he died, but just yeah and then was fucked up about that was Mike. Thestaffel was, who was, I think, one of the lastguys on again like in that same realm of amy. Humor was one of the last lastcomic standing people. He was in the documentary and he died of a heartattack like a week after they filmed the fucking documentary really yeah. Hesays, but I mean everybody, you talk, people like people who who fucking cameup with Grado, I mean Louis Black was in that thing Sarah Silverman Tom Popa houses in there John Stewart counter, OBrian Bob Saggot. I mean it was just like all these, like big fucking comedylike like people, don't realize like how much clout fucking Greg Gerontoshad oh yeah, but he was the least known yeah of all of them, but he wasprobably the best of them all yea. He was way better than Burt, Oh yeah, andI love Bill Bur, but Gerald could coulddo circles around them. Yeah he's even Dennis Lee Dennis leary talked aboutwhen they were on when they were on tough crab this one time and the debategot a little fucking two heated between him and Giraldo to the point where,like Colin Quinn like put his leg up in between the two of them, and he like.Oh, it got fucking scared like they were fucking staring each other down. I think I know what you're talkingabout DAS, because it was talking about. They were talking about like going towar versus like diplomacy and he's like what, like you, think, it's a way forus have a diplomatic solution with...

...somebody. Who's got, who hates US andTralles like yeah, like that whole Russian war, that we had in the IESyeah. Now that that big fucking Russian war, yeah t t t that is Denis leary waslike this is he's the guy who finishes his homework before class, gets out andasks so there's any more because he was just that fucking smartyeah, I think the best comics of the smartest ones, I think, dug stanhope, Ithink, is one of the smartest people alive. Nobody talks about dug stan oyeah because he got apparently he'd go and do shows and what bout his Dick andall like Yeh when he was dug, stand up. was he him and was it him and Roganthat took over the man, show yeah and they both hated it and they both hatedit and will stand. He also was doing all the girls gone. Wild, stuff andkind of stand. Hope is a fucking is funny, as he's a fucking genius. Haveyou heard his bit about killing his mom yeah? Oh Shit, that's the darkest, butit's so funny. Oh, it's so fucking good! That's one of the darkest jokes I'veever heard in my life, and he like he say I had to wait so many years to tellthis joke. The statute of limitations is like I'll. Tell you what one of oneof my favorite used, because, because there's this documentary that JamieKennedy did call it hecklers and it's about it's just about comics like justabout hecklers and one of them. Has this clip of dug stand, help doing ashow and he's till in a joke about like his girlfriend or whatever so grow inthe front and go as like. I don't believe you and he's like you, don'tbelieve me. What to unbelieve had a girlfriend he's like you, don't think Ican get laid real, quick rout of the plause who, in this room would fuck meand the everyone just starts right. Oh Shit, I fucking love dogs stayingout. Man He's so good that whole bit about immigrants, taking your jobs, about how I I just I can't rememer thebit I haven't heard I haven't heard stand up in so fucking long is, is islike. Is he still performing he didn't do? He was on Rogan like like three orfour months ago, like he doesn't need to perform he's had so much money yeahbecause he's a look close pretty much so during Ovid. What happened was hedidn't want to do anything, and so he's like in Joe actually brought up to me.He was just like Joe now he's the type of guy who saves all his money, so hedoes have to perform two or three years at a time if he does not. So that'ssmart yeah like smart, I wonder sometimes how the relationship between Adam Corollaand Jimmy Kimmel lives, and it's a good. I don't know because I like they,because I so we had the man Chow had the man show and, like I know like Iknow, because Kimal Kemel one an emmy or something a couple yearsback an I know, Adam corol was posting about it, but so there's there's a show.There's a there's a show. My company produces it's like a news, political.It's very point of view show I don't want to say what the name of it is, butthey do it's very conservative and they...

...do segments about like they do this recurring segment calledsnowflake syndrome, which already kind of makes you just go: okay, whatever,but they have Adam curl on there a lot and it kind of seems like where Kemelhas gone a lot more left. Curl is gone a lot more right and I kind of wonderwhat their relationship is still like, considering they both came from thatdoing the man Ye and coming up in the same SIRT, which I love. Wheneversomebody brings up the man show with Kemel he just he nos laughs and ignorethe well, because they had a whole thing when, when Disney was buying Foxthey on one of them, he try to cancel him pretty much, wasn't just that they,because, because family guy was now getting fold into this, so one pointhe's doing a show and they were Sgian. Peter and Stewy in the audience ofKemel show giving them a shit and way he's and Kamel's like knockingthem down and Finley go peter goes a Yah. Hey you want to talk about. Theman show, okay, we'll be right, back were go to go a commercial. I can't blame somebody. Here's thething about cancer cultur and I can't say she was on for five years for afucking reason. People were watching it. Well, I think cancel causer is likelike you, they people, I hold something against. You did like fifteen twentyyears ago Y, a as if you can't change as a person, yeah and my whole pointabout cancer. carters is like we should all be cancelled because we've all maynot have said something, but we have thought something we should not have orlaughed at something we shouldn't have and if you and if you say you've, neverdone that you're a fucking lie you're, so full of Shit, yeah, you're, so fullso technically should have all been cancelled for something there's,there's not a person alive who, back in the S, wasn't callingsomething gay, because I thought it was stupid. Yeah yeah, exactly there wasn'ta person alive there. Wasn't there wasn't anybody who was old enough towatch the manger that wasn't watching the fucking man show yeah and the manshow could not exist today, no in fucking chancel, but people want to hole like that's.Why I, like that's, why I hate cancel calls Er show us. I get whole peopleaccountable but like at what point is like you have to realize people canchange it's different if it's like constant, like the same shit but likethe o. What happens like right now, yeah like if you do this thing rightnow, if you're? If, if Michael Richards happened right now, yeah fuck him yeah,I mean fuck him either way, that's still not good, but yeah. Well, JamesGunn. The whole reason he initially got fired from Disney was for something hetweeted fifteen years ago, working for acompany, basically making a tweet that was onbrand for the company he worked for was the sweetened bad taste yeah, but that's what he was working for. Hehad already publicly apologized once since then, like five years after hegot asked by it was glad asked him to apologize, andhe did so. I would have already been addressed, which I remember when KevinHeart got screwed out of the Oscars Yeah Yeah and then the Oscars have beenso much better. Since I got my k...

...apology, he did everything could no andWHA. What more did you want him to do? Yeah and then, and then they wonderedwhy and then suddenly it was Oh, we might not have a host because we can'tfind anybody who wants to job no shit because they know that you're going togo all the way back to when they were in first fucking grade and and the timethey pulled on the girls pigtails and call him a sexist, an a violent abuseryeah like that. That's what that's grant. I know there's a slippery slope,but like that's what it's turning into yeah and I think the thing is though tois like ninety nine percent of people will be like that stupid. But it's likethat. One percent that want to grasp on the hat and that's what makes theheadlines. Oh yeah, it's because they're, the ones who are so they'reshouting the loudest and it's all, usually twitter. It's like okay, likehow many people like yeah like get it like. Most people like this isdumb, but like it's like a one percent of you like way, Blah Blah Blah yeahand it's and it's usually it's usually the reason stuff gets pulled or peopleis. It's all reactionary, it's again with James Gun, fired him on the spot.Warner brothers was like we don't see. The big fucking deal isso we'd, so they hired him back up sure enough cut to three months later.Disney's, like we're sorry James. Can you please come back, please I wouldn'thave done it. I wouldn't well. I think the only reason he did this because heknew everybody was going to walk if he didn't yeah, because that's Jaggerssaid they were like they. Like all signed. This letter, like the Tistawith de Batista, went off. He said he said of James Gun. Doesn't come backand will not do this movie and petise like all about that yeah, but thesisall about Loyalty Yeah. He doesn't. He has not had a lot of actingopportunities. I think that was one of his first ones. James Gone to a bigshot on him. He's getting Bateta's gotten a lot of work since then. He asthim so wes he's got a lot of loyalty to James Gon and I, like Dave Batista I've,seen him in some bit parts and Shit. I think he's actually a pretty fuckinggood actor, given the right opportunity, but also he's just so fucking good asdrags college, fantastic as tracks so and like every everybody else like theyall signed this letter. That basically said like we understand rat, can sign aletter. It was weird yeah, Brad, re, bral, fucking, Bradley Cooper and ChrisPratt, two of the biggest leading men in Hollywood. At this. At this point,because Brady Cooper was doing a star is born Chris Pratt Chris fucking Pratt.It's like we're about to walk off your fucking movie. Tell me how you think:That's going to go for you an the thing they try to cancel Chris Pratt becausehe was joined this church. That was against gay really, but he's notagainst it. You know, but you got realized. He was going through adivorce that like tore him. Oh yeah, everybody thought everyone thought himand onapart were going to be like the next Ryan Reynolds in Blake Linley,because they're, both just such goofy fucking people like and like this guy'sgoing to the one place he's getting help at and like I'm, not religion. Idon't believe in God yeah but like just because like and don't get me wronglike I get like you know like it's...

...really fucked up that that church, butis that his right personal thoughts? No also again, as an atheist, I'm sayingfind me a religion that is an anti gay. That's also true find me find me abrand a bit of Christianity that is not anti gay. It's really hard to fuck infine on. You might be able to find one very small sect out of tit when youboil the down there. All religions are like anti that yeah and it's like, butlike you learn to like ex, not accept that, but you learn that it's fine like.What's the point like, why would be anti gay but like it's like in everyfucking like I might be in the Coran, I don't I've, never read the Koran butyeah, but like they want after him on that and you're like yeah. First of all,like okay, like I get I understand, but like the guys seriously going throughdivorce, s like like, tore him up like yeah. This is how he's getting throughhis divorce is like he went to church, okay. What what didn't help him, thoughyou're literally if you're Practin, practicing Catholic yeah technicly speaking yeah you're anti gayyeah like you've ever gone to church asnobody be cancelled. As somebody who was born and raised Gathle, I meanbecause that's what they preach, but also, I will say, like what didn't helpChris Pratt was. He did when him and aunt a ferris were married. He did saysomething like like he's like I'm pro gay but like he wasn't. He wasn't forgame marriage. It was easy he's like, I still believe, marriage being a man andwoman. I'm like that's not helping your case now what it help your case, butbut either way like yea any just about almost any religion, or at least anyform of Christianity is going to have some thing in their text about, and that'skind of you know like as love as love is like whatever yeah Mary, who you want to marry, gohonestly, give a fine, I don't give a fuck. I never gave a fuck, no it's it's!There are two things in life I just don't understand because they justdon't make sense. That's homophoneracism, Brent Gran, don't getit brand. Had this great fucking joke he's like we, you know I can't and I'mbuttering it he's like. You know about Gayer to a game, marriage and like he'slike we call it: marriage, Shitta marriage, it's literally justmarried all right folks, that'll! Do It for this week's episode of the BasementLounge. If you want to follow US Online, you can follow Mike Wells on twitterand Instar at Mike wfeere. You can follow me Mike Shay at R, Mike Shay ontwitter and Instar as well. He also followed this show on twitter andInstar at t bl underscore pod, and we got a brand new website underconstruction for you guys with some cool new stuff coming down the line aswell so stay tuned for that in the meantime, we'll catch you guys againnext week with another episode until then has always live well rock on takecare and be by...

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