Roast In Peace, Greg Giraldo

Comedian Greg Giraldo passed away today, five days after after overdosing in a New Jersey hotel room during a party. Paramedics were able to revive him on the scene, but I guess he couldn’t pull through. Very sad news and a terrible loss for the comedy community. Greg was probably most well know for his appearances on Comedy Central’s roasts, but more recently was a judge on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Giraldo was a recovering alcoholic so he was no stranger to addiction. Struggles of comedians on the road have been well documented. Unfortunately, one wild night of fun went too far for Giraldo. Pills are nothing to fuck with. It’s depressing and I feel for his family but part of me just can’t fully celebrate someone who loses their life at their own hand via accidental drug overdose. Greg was ruthless, honest and made me laugh. He will be missed.

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