Monday, March 12, 2007

Richard Jeni 1957-2007

Comic Jeni Dies Inn Apparent Suicide

This was a bit of a shocker.

I guess he was just happy on the outside and not where it counts...


nanc said...

tragedy drives much in stand-up comedy. one of the common answers given a few years ago on the 100 best comedians special (i cannot remember which channel) as to why they chose comedy as their career choice and the answer resoundingly was that a sad upbringing had much to do with it.

i could never do comedy, seeing as how serious i am most of the time.

cube said...

I've always said there can be much truth in humor... but sometimes humor is just a result of trying to calm nerves. I joke when I want to break the ice, but that's just me.

As for you, funny nanc... where is that sarcasm button when you need it ;-)

WomanHonorThyself said...

always said when something like this happens...but surprising..?..sadly ..NO...may he rest in peace.

michele said...

Hi cube, it's been awhile.
Yea that was a shocker,but
you never know the tears
of a clown.

cube said...

woman: Suicide is always hard to understand. Why would anyone do it?

michele: Hi. Nice to hear from you.
Tears of a clown... well put.

birdwoman said...

comics almost always are manic personalities - extreme highs and lows. It's so sad that they bring happiness to others and are so unsatisfied in their own lives

I hope he's found peace.


Brooke said...

Wow. To me, it is unfathomable to purposefully kill oneself.

What a waste.

Raggedy said...

What a shock! I had not heard. From the outside we look at these wealthy talented actors and commedians and assume they are well and happy. It is shocking to find out how many are not.
I am sorry to hear this news.

cube said...

brooke: I can't imagine shooting myself in the face or anywhere else for that matter. *shudder*

raggedy: Wealth & fame don't always bring happiness.

Caz said...

Sometimes the dawn of another tomorrow is too harrowing to endure.

For the families left behind the unbearable pain is endured for the rest of their lives.

Suicide is very different to live with than other deaths. It’s the death that keeps on giving.