Fan Pays Fitting Birthday Tribute To Late Comedian Mitch Hedberg

Those unfamiliar with the comedy stylings of late, great comedian Mitch Hedberg are missing out. Yes, he’s been dead since 2005, but his jokes remain as relevant as ever. Proof of this comes from the lone donut sitting atop his headstone at the Roselawn Cemetery in Roseville, Minnesota. Accompanying the sugary junk food is a receipt for its purchase.

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Of course, this photo makes no sense without a little context. The following is Hedberg’s famous joke concerning the tasty treat:

“I bought a doughnut and they gave me a receipt for the doughnut. I don’t need a receipt for the doughnut. I’ll just give you the money, and you give me the doughnut. End of transaction. We don’t need to bring ink and paper into this. I just can’t imagine a scenario where I would have to prove that I bought a doughnut. Some skeptical friend: ‘Don’t even act like I didn’t get that doughnut! I got the documentation right here. Oh, wait it’s at home. In the file. Under ‘D.’ For donut.'”

While not the only instance of Hedberg’s donut joke being referenced by fried pastry aficionados, it’s certainly the timeliest, with the comedian’s birthday being today. He would have been 48-years-old.

(via The A.V. Club)

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