I just finished visiting the Richard Jeni website, signed the guestbook, and was glad to see that SO many people loved Richard's comedy as much as I. This, his final HBO special, affected me as it did most people intelligent enough to recognize great humor when they see & hear it: I laughed out loud, and often, probably waking my upstairs neighbors. I always knew Richard was funny from seeing his various TV appearances and his bits in movies, but I didn't realize he was capable of an hour-long HBO special that had me in STITCHES. If you get this DVD, you won't be disappointed. The only disappointment I feel now--in addition to the pain of grieving over his loss--is not having seen him in a live concert setting. His death, for me, is right up there with the untimely loss of other comedy greats: John Belushi. Bill Hix. John Candy. Phil Hartman. Chris Farley. Sam Kinison.
Rest in peace, Rich. You brought a lot of life and laughter into an all-too-often very sad world. Thank you for that and so much more.
"...and it's a fair wind/Blowing warm out of the south over my shoulder/Guess I'll set a course and go..."