Mitch Hedberg, Mitch All Together

Jay Ruttenberg

By Jay Ruttenberg

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Mitch All Together

Mitch Hedberg
Surrealist humor at its best

Mitch Hedberg lived the life of a rock star-comic, and died like one, too — he passed away in 2005, found in a Jersey hotel with drugs in his blood. He spoke in the quick, clipped voice of an old-time hipster, wore his hair Seattle long and sported a goatee resembling that of Shaggy from Scooby-Doo. Beneath this façade, however, lay a routine that was brainy and even a little bit nerdy. "I like refried beans," he says here. "That's why I want to try fried beans, 'cause maybe they're just as good — and we're wasting time."