Richard Jeni 1957-2007

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Stand-up comic Richard Jeni dead at 49Reports have come in that stand-up comic Richard Jeni died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His website has currently gone dark, but I’m sure that’ll be updated in time.

Fellow comic Elayne Boosler has a tribute on the Huffington Post.

According to this story Marc Maron filled in for him at the Chicago Improv this weekend.

Links:
Shecky Magazine’s Report - which may be the first.
CNN Report
Thread on aspecialthing.com
Andy Nulman, co-founder of the Just for Laughs Festival, thoughts on Jeni’s death - which mentions depression and a “sizable donation” to charity around Christmas.

(Changed date to 1957 based on his own website. Original date of 1962 based on wikipedia entry)

Thought I should add a bit of his work. After all, let’s think of him how he lived, not how he died. Here’s a routine of his about political parties.

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Posted by Owen on 03/12  at  02:39 AM

Why does his website say he was born in 1957?

Posted by gigglechick on 03/12  at  10:55 PM

i’m incredibly sad over this. simple as that.

Posted by FBINinja on 03/13  at  07:23 PM

thats so sad, i loved his standup, he was one of my favorites, maybe now a cd or something will come out./

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