If any comic’s life reads like a Greek tragedy, it’s this guy. Nonetheless, Robert Schimmel was hilarious and, like other greats, left us too early.
This week, three years ago, he died at the age of 60.
He was the first comedian I remember making it a point to see live every single time he came to town. I logged at least half a dozen shows before he passed away and laughed myself into tears and a stomach ache every time.
On top of that, I had the pleasure of meeting him and found him to be a very cool, mellow guy.