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  • #527
    Frank
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    Wow. I thought it was a joke at first, then the AP moved the story, so I’m guessing it isn’t. First Anna Nicole, now this. 🙁

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (AP) – Richard Jeni, a standup comedian who played to sold-out crowds, was a regular on the “Tonight Show” and appeared in movies, died of a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide, police said Sunday.

    Police found the 45-year-old comedian alive but gravely injured in a home when they responded to a call Saturday morning from Jeni’s girlfriend, Los Angeles Police Officer Norma Eisenman said.

    Eisenman said the caller told police: “My boyfriend shot himself in the face.”

    Jeni died at a nearby hospital.

    Eisenman said suicide had not been officially confirmed and the investigation was continuing.

    Jeni regularly toured the country with a standup act and had starred in several HBO comedy specials, most recently “A Big Steaming Pile of Me” during the 2005-06 season.

    Another HBO special, “Platypus Man,” won a Cable ACE award for best standup comedy special, and formed the basis for his UPN sitcom of the same name, which ran for one season.

    Jeni’s movie credits included “The Mask,” in which he played Jim Carrey’s best friend, “The Aristocrats,” “National Lampoon’s Dad’s Week Off,” and “An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn.”

    He had guest appearances in the TV shows “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Married: With Children” and updated versions of the game shows “Hollywood Squares” and “Match Game.”

    The comic first received national attention in 1990 with the Showtime special “Richard Jeni: Boy From New York City.” Two years later, his “Crazy From the Heat” special attracted the highest ratings in Showtime’s history.

    Jeni became a frequent guest on “The Tonight Show” during Johnny Carson’s reign and continued to appear after Jay Leno took over as host.

    He also wrote comic material for the 2005 Academy Awards, which was hosted by his friend Chris Rock..

    #7818
    Frank
    Participant

    Wow. I thought it was a joke at first, then the AP moved the story, so I’m guessing it isn’t. First Anna Nicole, now this. 🙁

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (AP) – Richard Jeni, a standup comedian who played to sold-out crowds, was a regular on the “Tonight Show” and appeared in movies, died of a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide, police said Sunday.

    Police found the 45-year-old comedian alive but gravely injured in a home when they responded to a call Saturday morning from Jeni’s girlfriend, Los Angeles Police Officer Norma Eisenman said.

    Eisenman said the caller told police: “My boyfriend shot himself in the face.”

    Jeni died at a nearby hospital.

    Eisenman said suicide had not been officially confirmed and the investigation was continuing.

    Jeni regularly toured the country with a standup act and had starred in several HBO comedy specials, most recently “A Big Steaming Pile of Me” during the 2005-06 season.

    Another HBO special, “Platypus Man,” won a Cable ACE award for best standup comedy special, and formed the basis for his UPN sitcom of the same name, which ran for one season.

    Jeni’s movie credits included “The Mask,” in which he played Jim Carrey’s best friend, “The Aristocrats,” “National Lampoon’s Dad’s Week Off,” and “An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn.”

    He had guest appearances in the TV shows “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Married: With Children” and updated versions of the game shows “Hollywood Squares” and “Match Game.”

    The comic first received national attention in 1990 with the Showtime special “Richard Jeni: Boy From New York City.” Two years later, his “Crazy From the Heat” special attracted the highest ratings in Showtime’s history.

    Jeni became a frequent guest on “The Tonight Show” during Johnny Carson’s reign and continued to appear after Jay Leno took over as host.

    He also wrote comic material for the 2005 Academy Awards, which was hosted by his friend Chris Rock.

    #7807
    Octavious
    Participant

    And he was funny.

    Well Jeni made us laugh and Anna Nicole made us jerk off.

    #7811
    Octavious
    Participant

    And he was funny.

    Well Jeni made us laugh and Anna Nicole made us jerk off.

    #7815
    Bing
    Participant

    Frank…find some real news
    no one cares about a dead comedian
    now, dead has been rock stars…THAT’s news

    like this

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/09/delp.dead.reut/index.html

    damn shame

    #7817
    Bing
    Participant

    Frank…find some real news
    no one cares about a dead comedian
    now, dead has been rock stars…THAT’s news

    like this

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/09/delp.dead.reut/index.html

    damn shame

    #7806
    Octavious
    Participant

    Aww, shucks, one the cavemen died!

    #7809
    Octavious
    Participant

    Aww, shucks, one the cavemen died!

    #7813
    Bing
    Participant

    That’s terrible, even for a Sith

    you should be proud

    #7816
    Bing
    Participant

    That’s terrible, even for a Sith

    you should be proud

    #7805
    Octavious
    Participant

    *pat myself on the back*

    I guess Long Time will be a long time.
    I guess that will be More Than A Feeling.

    Found Dead and save a boat load on car insurance. (like a Geico commercial) Come on that’s funny, even Richard Jeni thinks that funny…

    …uh uh no he can’t, shot himself in the face.

    #7810
    Octavious
    Participant

    *pat myself on the back*

    I guess Long Time will be a long time.
    I guess that will be More Than A Feeling.

    Found Dead and save a boat load on car insurance. (like a Geico commercial) Come on that’s funny, even Richard Jeni thinks that funny…

    …uh uh no he can’t, shot himself in the face.

    #7820
    Ivan
    Participant

    I BOW TO YOU, OCTAVIOUS!

    #7819
    Ivan
    Participant

    I BOW TO YOU, OCTAVIOUS!

    #7812
    Bing
    Participant

    In the FACE!!!

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