The Basement Lounge
The Basement Lounge

Season 2, Episode 30 · 1 year ago

Hedberg, Giraldo, & O'Neal


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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I was like that that takes some doing. Holy Shit. I mean was like so smart. I mean he could have been a lawyer, he was. Yeah, that's say. He could have been like done that as a career. That's how that's how I'm in. Jeff Ross met. I didn't know that. Jeff Ross talks about how they were both doing some college show or something like that and it got out of hand and they charged Jeff Ross with deciding a riot and Gerraldo basically like went to court, asked his lawyer and got him off. That is amazing. Yeah, like he was because he went to like fucking Harvard. Yeah, I didn't know that. Yeah, because I guess the thing was to what I've heard about him. I can rememer where I saw it. They were like he was so smart that he should not have been a comic. Yeah, yeah, they were like why, you're wasting your talent. He talked about it. I think it was either on his special or when he did the INSOMNIAC tour with Dane Cook and Davitel and Sean Rouse. But he was like, I was like, I want the Harvard Law and I'm wearing jeans held together with duct tape. Yea, as he just, he just that's is what he wanted to fucking do. Jesus, he was so fucking good. Yeah, and but yeah, so smart. His jokes just so smart. Yeah, I think I think it was black was he said in the thing. 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 you'd go son of a bitch. He said he was like a coal minor. He'd hit it and then he hit it again and hit it again and hit it again until he had fucking diamonds. And you're sitting there going like why the fuck couldn't I? You got to be fucking kidding. And that's the thing is like couse, imagine where he would have been. Like. So the three grades that died young Hadburg. Yeah, they're all though, and fucking a. Why can I think of his name? Patrese o'neo. Yeah, Guy Does. are like all great sound, like like for the tree. I can imagine for trees and herral though. They're all though right now, like and the cancel call through. Holy Shit, neither one of them would have got I think. I don't think it would have been for like past transgressions. I think just their jokes would have got them in trouble, oh, for sure, but like I would love to see it because as they give no fucks, like well, that's what you know. The bummer about Patrese was the last thing of his that air was the Charlie Sheen rose. Yeah, and he was he was drunk or something at that roast, because he didn't even do as jokes. He was like one of the last guys to go up and he was the one. I'm sitner going like, Oh, I can't fucking wait, and he went up and like threw all his jokes out and just started getting pissed off at everybody for like being mean to Charlie Sheen or some shit, and it was 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. Yeah, after he died. One the thing one of my favorite thing, my my favorite specials at first elephant in the room. Yeah, so fucking good, fucking spell restaurant and...

...the fucking the fucking neck and Natalie Holloway joke. Yeah, he blurs out audience and like what's that? Proven girl exactly, as she wasn't white. It's like, Oh my God, Damn. One of my favorite things he ever did was with Nick to Paolo and was called shorties watching shorties. It's on comedy central's late night show and it was just they voiced these two babies who were like at home with the babysitter watching TV at all. It was was just animated cartoons of people, of comics bits. Damn. It was some of the funniest shit ever, and that would be like the two of them like ripping on the bits and stuff like that as these two babies. I guess it's the best pipe about Patrestis he was on aunt Anthony and oping anything, helping Aunty so much that there's like a lot of material. It's so like I'm a Taro with some Interio with some of him, like look at unlike wants like both be rolls, stuff like. Yeah, that the other two's like there's not as much. Yeah, so it's like one of those things. It's like, God, I would have loved to seen those two. Like it is weird, like I'll always wonder what it happened to Hedberg, because I think over time, if you like watch this material, it was very I was always one liner ass but like his one liners end up becoming like longer. All Tell Stephen Right that. Yeah, Stephen Wright would do just a series of connected one line. Yeah, you know, I think. I think and he's that that's what we're makes me wonder about hedbird is because like like is funny and on top of the world, is Stephen Wright was and he still alive, but like, like you don't hear his name that much anymore. I feel like dbird would have kind of have the same problem, where I think sooner or later the gimmick might have worn off. I don't know, like they they thought like the his fame at the time was like unmad because they like they got they thought he was nixt sign felt like type thing, like they're giving all the stuff like I don't know, I don't know. I did one of the best jokes ever written, ever written, is by him and because it the best jokes are when you're telling you something about somebody, like audience, about yourself, without them knowing, and he goes, I'm a heroin addict. I'm addicted to women, that sex. Have have to have sex with women that save people's lives. Ha Ha. That's what killy died from, heroin, and I'm like God damn, like that is the best joke you ever wrote, because it's what killed you. You are blatantly telling the audience who you are, a heroin adding, yeah, you still found a way to put a twist on them. Yeah, yeah, man, that's like Girraldo all the time when talk about because Geraldo was in and out of Rehab and being sober and not his whole fucking life. I think he was one of those guys who just like the life on the road just always seem to get the better of him.

Oh yeah, but it always he would. You would always hear his friends and his family talk about like he hated what it did to him. I think. I think Gerraldo had a very love hate relationship with comedy because the time on the road would just kind of bring out the worst in him and then it would and then it would have this negative effect on his on his marriage. And Yeah, I guess what I heard, or I can't remember I was listening to but like, yeah, I'm cheating on his wife or something like that. I think I hadn't heard about that. But like he was like there's infidelity just because of the fact that he want from like nobody wanted to fuck this Geeky guy. Cause Geeky guy to like you're one of the best stand ups in the world and women are just throwing themselves at you because they know who you are. He did do, but he did do bits about that. He did. There was one where he was talking about his wife was liking, I don't understand it. He's like, you know, let's be honest. He's like, you know, I know you don't understand, but I don't understand. Your obsessed with shoes, but if you were out of the road three hundred days out of the year and every time you went back to your room there were ten pairs of free shoes, I guarantee you keep a pair once in a while. And she likes him saying that. Yeah, because she also she was she was like, Oh if I'd known just that. This is what our marriage is going to be like, I wouldn't have married you, and he's like yes, you would have. That's how we fucking met in the first place. But yeah, he just he was, because everyone he when he did the INSOMNIAC tour, he'd been sober for a while and then I think he started drinking again like after that, because I think it was. I think it was alcoholism was his big thing. I think he was doing a lot of drugs and he was just drinking a lot. I don't know, but I know. I just I know that when he mean, because he was in a coma for a few days before he died. But just yeah, and then was fucked up about that was mike the Stephano was, who was, I think, one of the last guys on again, like in that same realm of amy. SCHOOMER was one of the last last comic standing people. He was in the documentary and he died of a heart attack like a week after they filmed the fucking documentary. Really, yeah, he's, but I mean everybody talk people like people who fucking came up with Drawdo I mean Lewis Black was in that thing, Sarah Silverman, Tom poppa, I was in there, Jon Stewart, Cona O'Brian, Bob Saggett. I mean it was just like all these like big fucking comedy like it like people don't realize like how much flout fucking great Girando had. No, yeah, but he was the least known, yeah, of all in them, but he was probably the best of them all. Yeah, he was way better than Burg. Oh, yeah, and I I love Bill Burr, but Gerraldo could do circles around them. Yeah, he's even Dennis Leu. Dennis leary talked about when they were on, when they were on tough crowd this one time and the debate got a little fucking too heated between him and Gerraldo 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 talking about as in that, because it was talking about they were talking about like going to war versus, like diplomacy, and he's like, well, like you think there's a way for us have a diplomatic solution with somebody who's got who hates us and draw he...

...was like, yeah, like that whole Russian war that we had in the S. Yeah, now, that that big fucking Russian war. Yeah, that Dennis. Dennis leary was like this is the he's the guy who finishes his homework before class, gets out and asks if there's any more, because he was just that fucking smart. Yeah, I think the best comics of the smartest ones. I think dug stand hope, I think as one of the smartest people alive. Nobody talks about dug stand home. Yeah, because he got apparently he go and do shows and without his Dick and all. Yeah, could. Well, he would doug stand up was he hit him and was a him and Roguan that took over the man show. Yeah, and they both hated it and they both hated it and still standhope also was doing all the girls gone wild stuff and kind of stay an hope is a fucking was funny, as he's a fucking genius. If you heard his bit about killing his mom. Yeah, Oh shit, that's the darkest, but it's so funny. Oh, it's so fucking good. That's one of the darkest jokes I've ever heard my life. and He, like he said, I had to wait so many years to tell this joke. The statue of limitations is like, I'll tell you what, one of one of my favorite because because there's this documentary the Jamie Kennedy did called Hecklers, and it's about it's just about comics, like just about hecklers, and one of them has this clip of Doug stand hope doing a show and he's told a joke about like his girlfriend or whatever. So grow on my front and goes like I don't believe you, and he's like you don't believe me? What to unbelieve? You had a girlfriend. He's like you don't think I can get laid real quick? Rout of applause. Who In this room would fuck me? And everyone just starts rice. Oh Shit, I fucking love dug standout, man. He's so good. That whole bit about immigrants taking your jobs, about how like I just I can't remember the BIBBS. It's I haven't heard. I haven't heard stand up and so fucking long. It's my ass. Like he still performing. He didn't do I was on rogue in like like three or four months ago. Like he doesn't need to perform. He's had so much money. Yeah, because he's a look or close pretty much. So during covid what happened was he didn't want to do anything, and so he's like, and Joe actually brought up to me. It was just like Joe, no, he's a type of guy says all his money. Yea. So he does have to perform two or three years at a time if he doesn't want to. That's smart. Yeah, like smart. I wonder sometimes how the relationship between Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel is, and it's a good I don't know, because like they because I so for had the man show, had the man show and like I know, like I know because Kimla kill one saw an emmy or something a couple years back and I know Adam Carola 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 the name of it is, but they they do. It's very conservative and they do segments about... they do this recurring segment called snowflake syndrome, which already kind of makes you just go, okay, whatever, but they have Adam Carol on there a lot and it kind of seems like we're Kimmel has gone a lot more left, Carol's gone a lot more right, and I kind of wonder what their relationship is still like, considering they both came from that doing the man show and coming up in the same sort which I love. Whenever somebody brings up the man show with Kimmel, he just egnis and laughs and ignored. Well, because I had a whole thing when, when Disney was buying Fox, they on one of these trying to cancel and much wasn't just that big because because family guy was now getting folded into this. So one point he's doing a show and they were CG eyeing Peter and Stewie in the audience of Kimmel show, giving him shit why he's and Kimel's like knocking him down. If only go peter goes again. Hey, you want to talk about the man show? Okay, we'll be right back. We're going to go a commercial. Can't blame somebody. The thing about cancer culture and I can't say it was on for five years for a fucking reason. People were watching it. Well, I think canceled calls there's like like you. They people will hold something against you did like fifteen, twenty years ago. YEA, as if you can't change as a person. Yeah, and my whole point about cancel cars is like we should all be canceled because we've all may not have said something, but we have thought something we should an APP or laughed at something we shouldn't have. And if you and if you say you've never done that, you're fucking liar, so full of Shit. Yeah, you're so fullishit. Technically should have all been canceled for something. There's there's not a personal live who, back in the S, wasn't calling something gay because I thought it was stupid. Yeah, yeah, exactly. There wasn't a person alive. There wasn't. There wasn't anybody who was old enough to watch the manager. That wasn't watching the fucking man show. Yeah, and the man show could not exist today. Now. I got a fucking chance of hell, but people went a whole like. That's why you like as why I hate canceled calls your show much. I get hold people accountable, but like at what point is like you have to realize people can change. It's different if it's a constant, like the same shit, but like what happens, like right now? Yeah, like if you do this thing right now, if you're if my if Michael Richards happened right now, yeah, fuck him. Yeah, I mean fuck him either way. That's that's still not good. But Yeah, well, James Gunn whole reason he initially got fired from Disney was for something he tweeted fifteen years ago working for a company, basically making a tweet that was on brand for the company he worked for. Was The tweeting bad taste? Yeah, but that's what he was working for. He had already publicly apologized once since then, like five years after. He got asked by it was glad asked him to apologize and he did. So is what it already been addressed. But I remember and Kevin Hart Got Screwed out of the Oscars. Yeahah, yes, and then the Oscars have been so much better since I got my k apologize. He did everything could.

And what more did you want him to do? Yeah, and then, and then they wondered why, and then suddenly it was Oh, we might not have a host because we can't find anybody who wants the job. No Shit, because they know that you're going to go all the way back to when they were in first fucking grade and and the time they pulled on the girl's pigtails and call him a sexist and a violent abuser? Yeah, like that, that's what that's great. I know there's a slippery slope, but like that's what it's turning into. Yeah, and I think the thing is, though, it too is like ninety nine percent of people will be like that's stupid. Yeah, but it's like that one scent that want to grasp onto that, and that's what makes the headlines. Oh, yeah, it's it because they're the ones were super they're shouting the loudest and and it's all usually twitter. HMM. It's like okay, like how many people like yeah, like get it, like most people like this is dumb, but like it's like one percent of people like wait, blah, blah, blah. Yeah, and it's and it's usually. It's usually the reason stuff gets pulled or people was. It's all reactionary. HMM. It's again with James Gunn fired them on the spot. Warner brothers was like, we don't see the big fucking deal is. YRE was so we se they hired him back up. Sure enough, cut two, three months later, Disney's like, we're sorry, James, can you please come back? Please? I wouldn't have is because he knew everybody was going to walk if he didn't. Yeah, because that's chatter basic said. They were like they had like all signed this letter, like Batista was. De Bautista went off, he said, he said, of James Gunn doesn't come back, I will not do this movie. And petissis like all about that. Yeah, but Ti's is all about loyalty. Yeah, he's he doesn't. He is not had a lot of acting opportunities. I think that was one of his first ones. James got took a big shot on him. He's getting Batista has gotten a lot of work since then. Yes, I him so. He said he's got a lot of loyalty to James Gunn. and I like Dave Bautista. I've seen him in some bit parts and Shit, I think he's actually a pretty fucking good actor, given the right opportunity. HMM. But also he's just so fucking good as drags Kellie, fantastic as tracks, so out and like everybody everybody else, like they all signed this letter. The basically said, like we understand raccoon, sign a letter. It was weird. Yeah, Bret Brett, Bradley fucking Bradley Cooper and Chris Pratt, two of the biggest leading men in Hollywood at this at this point, because Bradley Cooper was doing a star is born. Chris Pratt's 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. And the thing they they try to cancel Chris Pratt because he was joined his church that was against gay really, but he's not against it. Yeah, but you know, realize he was going through a divorce that like tore him. Oh yeah, everybody thought him. Everyone thought him and on a Ferris, we're going to be like the next Ryan Reynolds and Blakelock. Yeah, because they're both just such goofy fucking people, like and like this guy's going to the one place he's getting help at. And like, I'm not religion, I don't believe in God. Yeah, but like just because like, and they'll get me wrong, like I get like, you know, like it's really fucked up that that church. But is that his...

...right personal thoughts? Know. Also, and again, as an atheist, I'm saying, find me a religion that isn't anti gay. That's also true. Find Me, find me a brand, a bit of Christianity that is not anti gay. It's really hard to fucking find one. You might be able to find one, very small set. That us that when he boiled down there, all religions are like anti that. Yeah, and it's like but like you learned to like ex not accept that, but you learned that it's fine. Like what's the point? Like why would be anti gay? But like it's again every fucking like I'm might be in the Quran. I don't know, I've never at the Quran God, but yeah, but like they went 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 through divorce, it's like like tore him up, like yeah, this is how he's getting through his divorce. is like yeah, he went to Church, okay, what? What didn't help him, though. You're literally, if you're practicing, practicing Catholic. Yeah, technically speaking, yeah, you're anti gay. Yeah, like you've ever gone to church as you should be canceled as what. He was born and raised aflic I mean because that's what they preach. But also, I will say, like what didn't help Chris Pratt was he did when him and on a ferris were married. He did say something like like he's like, I'm pro gay, but like he wasn't. He wasn't for gay marriage. HMM, it was. He's like I still believe marriage being a man and a woman. I'm like, that's not helping your case. Now what it help your case? But but either way, look at any just about almost any religion, or at least any former Christianity, is going to have some thing in their text about and that's kind of, you know, like is love? Is Love us? Like whatever. Yeah, Mary, who you want to marry? I honestly give a fuck. I don't give a fun. I'm never at gave a fuck. Yeah, it's that's the they're there too, things in life I just don't understand because they just don't make sense. That's homophobian racism. Brent brand, don't get it. Brand had this great fucking joke. He's like, you know, I can't and I'm butchering at me. He's like, you know about game are come on, game are as, you know. He's like, we call it marriage. Yeah, Oh shit, because that's gay marriage. It's literally just married. All Right, folks, that'll do it for this week's episode of the Basement Lounge. If you want to follow US Online, you can follow Mike Wells on twitter and instagram at Mike WTF Wells, and you can follow me, Mike Shay, at Mr Mike Shay, on twitter and Instagram as well. You also follow this show on twitter instagram at tbl underscore pod, and we got a brand new website under construction for you guys, with some cool new stuff coming down the line as well, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, we'll cut you guys again the next week with another episode and until then, as always, live well, rock on, take care and Bubye.

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