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    Unhappy Comedian shoots himself....


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    Quote Originally Posted by michelle
    I think he was the one who made an extremely offensive "joke" about Catholic priests on TV that bombed on the show but I never watched him again afterwards. Maybe his career went downhill from there. He used to be funny, anyways. Prayers for his family and friends.


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    I am sorry for the lost to his family but I really don't know who he is.

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    Holy camoly! I LOVED Richard Jeni. I've watched a big steaming pile of me tons of times. It never got old. And yes, I'm Catholic, but he did not offend me. I thought he was Catholic too. He was one of the few comedians who could make me laugh so hard I'd cry.

    What a loss.

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    Truly shocked--We saw Jeni at the comedy clubs many times about 15 years ago--We laughed our azzes off--He also did several cable specials--He was a New York comic--but haven't seen anything from him in like, ten years--Very sad--Comedians sometimes don't always have happy lives

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    Hi Peter, It's probably because of that old oximoron. A plumber will have leaks in his house, a Realtor will live in a rental, a paintor always has some painting to finish in his house, the cleaning lady's house is so bad she hasn't washed clothes for weeks, etc. Scandi

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    Photo of Richard Jeni


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    Quote Originally Posted by scandi
    Hi Peter, It's probably because of that old oximoron. A plumber will have leaks in his house, a Realtor will live in a rental, a paintor always has some painting to finish in his house, the cleaning lady's house is so bad she hasn't washed clothes for weeks, etc. Scandi
    --Yeah--could be,but i just saw a recent photo of Jeni taken with Chris Rock and Jeni looked awful--perhaps drugs are involved--There has to be more to this story

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    i just read this a few minutes ago...i had forgotten he was in the movie The Mask with Jim Carrey....the article i read earlier had the same picture that you're talking about, Peter....big change

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    This is sad I loved him in The Mask. Hubby and I go to the Improv a lot and I'm just wondering if we ever saw him there... Hard to remember since we go so often.. I wonder what prompted him to do this


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    How sad. He was a grea comedian. Says on Wiki that he may have had a terminal illness -

    On March 10, 2007, Jeni was found by his girlfriend with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the facial area[4] in West Hollywood, California.[5] Police found him alive, but gravely injured when they arrived. He was quickly transported to a local hospital where he died.[6] Suicide has not been officially confirmed by police.[6] It has been suggested by friend and fellow comic Andy Nulman that Jeni was terminally ill [7], and had recently made "a sizable donation" to charity before committing suicide.

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    Thanks for the pic N&J- was trying to place him

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    Right in front of his girlfriend? That's messed up.

    I feel sorry for him, he must have been very desperate and depressed...
    Just thinkin' out loud....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubby
    Holy camoly! I LOVED Richard Jeni. I've watched a big steaming pile of me tons of times. It never got old. And yes, I'm Catholic, but he did not offend me. I thought he was Catholic too. He was one of the few comedians who could make me laugh so hard I'd cry.

    What a loss.

    I loved that one too!!!! I'm so sorry that he's gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dena
    How sad. He was a grea comedian. Says on Wiki that he may have had a terminal illness -

    On March 10, 2007, Jeni was found by his girlfriend with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the facial area[4] in West Hollywood, California.[5] Police found him alive, but gravely injured when they arrived. He was quickly transported to a local hospital where he died.[6] Suicide has not been officially confirmed by police.[6] It has been suggested by friend and fellow comic Andy Nulman that Jeni was terminally ill [7], and had recently made "a sizable donation" to charity before committing suicide.
    --Well,that's a real tragedy if he indeed had a terminal illness at age 49--I remember Andy kaufman was only 35 when he died of cancer

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