I was very sad to hear of the passing of Greg Giraldo at age 44. I remember his short-lived sitcom and his appearances on Colin Quinn’s “Tough Crowd” before he became known as one of the Roast Comedians (along with Jeff Ross and Nick Dipolo).
Many of the people I follow on twitter are his friends. I had just happen to go to TMZ even before Harvey tweeted about the death.
denisleary Greg Giraldo: massively talented. Good guy. Heartbreaking.
RobRiggle RIP Greg Giraldo…. I’m so bummed out right now. You brought the funny man….
Joan_Rivers Greg Giraldo-what can I say? I’m very angry. What a waste of comedic talent. I liked him so much and am sorry for his children and family.
alexcharak RIP Greg Giraldo
pattonoswalt Just went way out of my way not to drive past Laugh Factory. If I see Giraldo’s name on that marquee, gonna lose it.
louisck Greg giraldo was a good guy. The kind of you’re always glad to see. Also a funny comic and person. He died today. Goodbye friend.
thebrianposehn Very sad to hear one of my favorite comics, Greg Giraldo didn’t pull through. Nothing but nice things to say about that guy. I’ll miss him.
bobsaget Greg Giraldo. Love and peace. So fucking funny.
pattonoswalt Really, Universe? Greg Giraldo? Fuck off.
TMZ has learned … the comedy club where Greg Giraldo was scheduled to perform this weekend is now putting together plans for a memorial instead, featuring a tribute to the late comedian’s life.
The manager at Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown, NY tells TMZ, the memorial is scheduled for Friday at 10:30 PM … exactly when Greg was supposed to take the stage.
We’re told the club will be playing Greg’s DVDs on the televisions — there won’t be any admission fee … and all donations will go to Greg’s family.
The manager tells us, “We just want to commemorate his life.” As we previously reported, Greg passed away yesterday … five days after he was hospitalized for an overdose.
“Louie” on FX and “Lucky Louie” previously on HBO, now on DVD. These two sitcoms are written by and star stand-up comic Louis CK. You either love him or you hate him. He’s extremely crude and I don’t recommend him for the sensitive or faint-of-heart.
All I know is I laugh and I laugh HARD at these shows. I bought the Lucky Louie DVD at a Hollywood Video sell-out for .99. I’ve played the 6 episodes over and over, with and without the commentary. I’ve been watching “Louie” on Hulu and Casttv.com. If you want to watch something different and funny, I recommend finding these shows.
I’ve also discovered “Nurse Jackie.” OMG. This show is up there with “Breaking Bad” with mixing comedy and drama. It’s a smart show and I love all the characters. Zoe, Mo Mo, “Coop,” I only have 8 episodes (same DVD sale) and again, I re-watch them with and without the commentary. I never realized that I liked commentary! Amazing what one will watch when they don’t have cable.
Also, did you know you can go to this place called a “library” and they will let you borrow DVDs? You just have to show a card and you can walk out without paying a cent! Amazing! I hear they have those book thingies too.