Greg Giraldo’s Death: When Funny Gets Sad

Sunday, November 6 by Duncan Jones

If you are a fan of stand-up comedy, it might be interest you to learn about the Greg Giraldo death. Greg Giraldo was a New York City stand-up comic who passed away September 29, 2010. The retired attorney grew up in Queens and was raised by his parents, immigrants from Spain and Ecuador.

Greg Giraldo was particularly known and celebrated for his work with Comedy Central, especially with the channel's roast specials, which are centered typically on making jokes at a famous person's expense (while in their presence). Greg Giraldo also participated in noteworthy television programs such as "Friday Night Stand-Up With Greg Giraldo," "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" and "Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn," all of which aired on Comedy Central, as well. Apart from television, the comedian was a regular at comedy clubs, including New York City's Comedy Cellar.

Greg Giraldo passed away at the young age of 44, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His death occurred after a long battle with substance abuse. The cause of death was apparently a prescription drug overdose. He was discovered by police in his room at the Hyatt Hotel before his scheduled "Stress Factory" gig that night. After remaining in a coma at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital for several days, his he was taken off life support.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           -Duncan Jones