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Comedian Robert Schimmel dies after car accident
The Associated Press ^

Posted on 09/04/2010 10:16:55 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

PHOENIX — Standup comic Robert Schimmel, a frequent guest on Howard Stern's radio show, has died after suffering serious injuries in a car accident. He was 60.

Schimmel's spokesman, Howard Bragman, says Schimmel died Friday evening in a Phoenix hospital.

Schimmel was a passenger Thursday in a car driven by his 19-year-old daughter Aliyah. Bragman says Aliyah Schimmel swerved to avoid another car and the vehicle she was driving rolled to the side of the freeway. Bragman says she is hospitalized in stable condition.

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I'm not familiar with him but perhaps some here knew of him.
1 posted on 09/04/2010 10:17:03 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

The guy beat cancer several years ago, just to die in a car crash. Sad.


2 posted on 09/04/2010 10:18:46 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sorry to hear that. He had a history of heart attacks and cancer.

Very, very crude humor. But his HBO special was hilarious, but not for the feign of heart.


3 posted on 09/04/2010 10:19:47 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: ConservativeStatement
i’m sure his family will miss him. i won't
4 posted on 09/04/2010 10:20:14 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: ConservativeStatement
He was really funny, but definitely not if you didn't like rough language.

RIP, Robert. Thanks for the laughs.

5 posted on 09/04/2010 10:20:53 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: whitedog57

Yes, crude but hilarious. His “lawn sprinkler” routine was over the top. But hilarious.


6 posted on 09/04/2010 10:21:50 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: paul51
Never heard of him. But then I never listened to Howard Stern. Crapper comedy isn't my thing.
7 posted on 09/04/2010 10:22:06 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think he was arrested for beating up a woman a few years ago. Real “tough guy.”


8 posted on 09/04/2010 10:24:39 AM PDT by oldvike (I'm too drunk to taste THIS chicken)
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To: ConservativeStatement
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9 posted on 09/04/2010 10:28:17 AM PDT by Old Seadog (Always do a little more than is expected, and someday .....it will be expected.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Wow. I actually worked with him a few times back in the 90’s. Last time I saw him, he *literally* kept me in my car listening to him for 2 hours in front of his hotel (I was dropping him off after a radio spot he did) telling me why O.J. was innocent. My lack of experience dealing with difficult people and my fear of losing my job kept me from blowing a gasket and telling him to shut up and get out. So, he taught me a good lesson that I never forgot.

Jeez, between him and Richard Jeni (another comedian, who died a few years ago, who took over my office and doodled on all my work stuff) I learned quite a bit from now-dead comedians.


10 posted on 09/04/2010 10:28:19 AM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: ConservativeStatement
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11 posted on 09/04/2010 10:28:26 AM PDT by Old Seadog (Always do a little more than is expected, and someday .....it will be expected.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

>>>Crapper comedy isn’t my thing.

Dittos. I’ve always thought Stern and his ilk were a waste of oxygen and electrons.


12 posted on 09/04/2010 10:31:12 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (TV News is an oxymoron. MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: coop71

Well what was the lesson you learned?

And what did you learn from dead comedians?

I wonder if he was wearing a seat belt.


13 posted on 09/04/2010 10:32:59 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: ConservativeStatement

He was a serious a-hole, but he also had empathy and insight into serious cancer.


14 posted on 09/04/2010 10:35:16 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
This is terrible... always seemed OK to me. Comedy is a mean business.
15 posted on 09/04/2010 10:49:21 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Frantzie

I learned that just because someone has more than me (whether it’s minor fame, money, age, experience, etc.) that doesn’t mean I should allow that person to walk all over me. That’s what I learned by working with two now-dead comedians.

No clue regarding the seatbelt.


16 posted on 09/04/2010 10:52:59 AM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I had never heard of this guy, but I feel terrible for his daughter. What a thing to have to live with.


17 posted on 09/04/2010 11:09:11 AM PDT by FelixFelicis
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To: ConservativeStatement

The poor daughter! To be driving the car when an accident kills her father. She must be devastated.


18 posted on 09/04/2010 11:10:28 AM PDT by reg45
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To: Lancey Howard

” His “lawn sprinkler” routine was over the top. But hilarious.”

As was his bit about the parrot. “Call 911!” LOL


19 posted on 09/04/2010 11:11:25 AM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: coop71

I thought redheds were supposed to be bad tempered and aggressive? LOL.

Anyway, I have heard stories from a colleague who used to work in a local supermarket that is frequented by a well-known Irish comedian who lives in my part of England (you probably won’t know him, he’s only famous in Britain and Ireland). He could be quite funny, but also very rude. If you didn’t get one of his jokes, he would apparently say ‘thats why I am who I am, and why you are only a shop assistant’. I’m sure he meant it to be funny, but they didn’t think so. My mother has also spotted him in this supermarket. She says he started to look worried when she pretended not to know him...


20 posted on 09/04/2010 11:26:53 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: ConservativeStatement

Was the other car driven by an illegal?


21 posted on 09/04/2010 12:17:38 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Driving around Phoenix is only for the fast and fearless.


22 posted on 09/04/2010 1:07:07 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
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not to mention howard stern's carbon footprint ... exceeded only by his ##### (you know what i'm trying to say) footprint ...


ass-clowns like howard stern give jewish people a REALLY bad name ...


come to think of it, howard stern gives "all" the Human Race a really bad name ...


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23 posted on 09/04/2010 1:25:15 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne
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To: ConservativeStatement

Wow.

Schimmel could be hilarious, though his routine was very filthy. I don’t recall ever seeing him do a segment on The Tonight Show, etc. as a result.


24 posted on 09/04/2010 7:15:31 PM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

RIP.


25 posted on 09/04/2010 7:17:48 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Lawgvr1955

I read this morning he was on the list for a liver transplant as he had contracted hepititis in a blood transfusion while fighting cancer.

RIP


26 posted on 09/04/2010 7:27:25 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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