Greg Giraldo, 'Last Comic Standing' judge, dies of overdose 44

Greg Giraldo (December 10, 1965 - September 29, 2010) was an American stand-up comedian, television personality, insult comic and former lawyer. He died Wednesday, September 29, 2010, after being hospitalized on September 25 for an overdose of prescription medication.

Greg has appeared in Comedy Central's annual roasts roasting Chevy Chase, Pam Anderson, William Shatner, Jeff Foxworthy, Flavor Flav, Bob Saget, Joan Rivers, Larry the Cable Guy, and David Hasslehoff, as well as the TBS roast of Cheech & Chong.

Giraldo served as a judge during season seven of the NBC reality competition show Last Comic Standing.

Death Greg Giraldo
On September 25, 2010, Giraldo overdosed on prescription pills in his New Jersey hotel room; he was discovered by a friend after failing to appear at a scheduled concert in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. It is not known if the overdose was accidental or a suicide attempt. Giraldo's management company told the press the following day that he'd had "an accidental overdose, and he is in critical condition." On September 29, 2010, friend and fellow comedian Jim Norton confirmed the death of Greg Giraldo, due to complications from the overdose. His family was with him at the time of his death.

Greg Giraldo & Lazyboy

I'll most remember him for his brilliant rant on DJ Lazyboy's track "Underwear Goes Inside the Pants." Hilarious, highly intelligent, and subversive. We'll miss you, Greg!

Re: Greg Giraldo, 'Last Comic Standing' judge, overdose 44

Wow - I stumbled upon this site for some other reason - and come across this - and now I am literally shocked. I was just telling someone the other day that the Comedy Central Roasts are so funny that I actually hurt from laughing - and the best roaster - by far - is Greg Giraldo. I kept thinking there eventually has got to be a TV or movie role for this guy - he's just too good - and now he's gone - and so young - I really am truly saddened. RIP

Re: Greg Giraldo, 'Last Comic Standing' judge, overdose 44

I should look for his video clips & re-runs. He does seem like a good talent. Too bad I didn't know about him when he was alive.

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I am pretty sure he is a talented guy and he has a millions of die-hard fans. But, I never heard of him.