Sad. It always breaks my heart when someone, for reasons unknown, decides to end their own life. This is what happened on March 10, 2007 to stand-up comedian Richard Jeni. Jeni apparently shot himself in the face at his home and was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Jeni, who is listed as number 57 on Comedy Central’s top 100 stand-up list, was born in 1962 in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Hunter College in New York City with Honors and a degree in political science. He was first noticed on a series of Showtime stand-up specials and appeared frequently on the Tonight Show.
He has appeared in three HBO specials and appeared in the movie The Mask with Jim Carrey. You can see some of his comedy over at YouTube.
He was a funny man and will be sorely missed.
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