Thursday, September 30, 2010
One of my favorite stand-up comedians, Greg Giraldo, died last night in New Brunswick, New Jersey, after overdosing on prescription drugs over the weekend. A big loss in the world of comedy, y'ask me. If you drive on your commute, consider buying Giraldo's Good Day to Cross a River. You will laugh hard, even if it is bittersweet laughter when you remember he is gone, and that will make for a better day.
Greg was one of my favorite stand-ups too. We went to the same high school. I don’t believe the “prescription drugs” cover story. Greg liked booze, coke and girls too much.
Sadly, Greg never got his big break. He was coming close because of the recognition he was getting as the Best Roaster on Comedy Central. I second that Good Day to Cross a River is very good, and worth buying.