Saturday, September 04, 2010
Robert Schimmel R.I.P.
I just heard that Robert Schimmel died. Shit! What a sad life. He is/was one of my favorite comedians. While he was exceedingly dirty, he had a class with his vulgarity, which is one of his many charms as a comedian. Happily, I saw him perform twice at the Improv in San Jose.
Schimmel's life was sad because he conquered so many things like a heart attack, divorce and cancer and then he dies in a car crash!
Actually, my favorite Schimmel joke is not dirty. It's the one where he takes his daughter to Sea World to see killer whales in their natural habitat...yeah, having clowns ride on their backs and jump through fire hoops! Then they serve filet of fish. What are these, the acts that fuck up?
Another favorite is when Schimmel talks about a friend who says that if you're swimming in the ocean and a shark starts bothering you to punch the shark in the face. Yeah, and if that doesn't work, you can poke him in the eye with your stump.
He will be missed...