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Such a funny guy. I really hoped he'd turn it around. Awful.
His interview on You Made It Weird last year was fascinating and pretty moving, sounded like he was doing well in recovery. Addiction's such a wanker.
fucking hell :(
didnt realise he was so fucking young
will listen to some old comedy bang bang eps today while I (don't) work.
Maron's reposted his WTF so I'll probably give that listen
which was surreal
stupidly obvious thing to say but 30 is far, far too you. gah.
writer on amazing shows like parks and rec and eastbound and down
inventor of the concept of the #humblebrag
amazing, amazing guest improving every podcast he was on so so often
(canonical example: http://www.earwolf.com/episode/farts-and-procreation/)
cohost of Analyse Phish, one of the most ridiculous concepts for a podcast at the time (harris tries to get the other host to understand why Phish are good), possibly superceded in ridiculousness by u talking u2 to me, which he was also great on, including this insane meta episode: http://www.earwolf.com/episode/commentary-special/
and not least, drummer in genuinely funny and fucking catchy comedy rock band Don't Stop Or We'll Die
two long in depth interviews with him as a person
marc maron, rereleased today with words about his death, interesting that it has him talking candidly about how much he enjoys drugs, but mainly just cos he's such a lovely seeming likeable guy
pete holmes in depth interview about his problems with drugs and rehab, which seemed really hopeful and positive
he just had this really fucking funny attitude that was always fun hearing people react to and it just fucking sucks that he's dead.
(maybe a CBB?) gonna listen to a load of his stuff so I can feel more sad that he's dead.
that set alarm bells ringing for me. Like, it seemed far too close to the events he was describing for him to have the appropriate distance from them to really contextualise them, and you could hear Pete sound a little bit unsure if they should really be discussing it publicly quite a few times. Obviously, time has shown he wasn't fully recovered, and I definitely had the impression listening to that at the time that things were going to get really bad again. I really don't think I could listen to that episode again. It was such a brutal listen at the time, but I can't really imagine listening again knowing how it all turned out. Just too raw.
I totally agree with codpieceface about the familiarity. I've spend hours and hours cumulatively listening to Harris Wittels (better at spelling when it's not 7am thankfully) be funny. Probably more hours than I've spent watching the films of any of my favourite directors. And podcasts really do give you a sense of a personal connection with someone. I've spent all day thinking about him, really. It was so fucked up to get a window into something so destructive, and it's almost unbearable to know it was so close to it actually killing him. Certainly can't remember feeling like this about a celebrity death before.
i really liked him
they're all disposable and that but if you listen every week you ending up spending a ridiculous amount of time in those people's company. made me sadder than i would have thought this.
had no idea he was even struggling cos I listened to Analyse Phish mostly late and just sort of assumed the rehab thing was ages ago and done
Agreed with the above, hits extra hard when you've heard him talk for hours
today's comedy bang bang is actually farts and procreation #4, starts with a very moving eulogy from scott before moving on to harris talking about getting a blowjob on the floor of a cinema