- Category : 1968-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Spirit 1
American stand-up comedian known for his surreal humour and unconventional comedic delivery. His comedy typically featured short, sometimes one-line jokes mixed with absurd elements and non sequiturs.
Hedberg's comedy and onstage persona gained him a cult following, with audience members sometimes shouting out the punchlines to his jokes before he could finish them.
Hedberg was married to Canadian comedian Lynn Shawcroft from 1999 until his death in 2005. He was known to be a drug user, mentioning it in some of his jokes (e.g., "I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too"). In May 2003 he was arrested in Austin, Texas, for heroin possession.
On 30 March 2005, Hedberg was found dead in a hotel room in Livingston, New Jersey, at the age of 37. The New Jersey medical examiner's office reported "multiple drug toxicity" in the form of cocaine and heroin as the cause.