Mitch Hedberg, Five Minute Special
Were he not so cruelly snatched from us in 1980, Alfred Hitchcock – officially our number one film director – would be turning a very admirable 109 today. As it is, he was snaffled by the dreaded renal failure, cremated, and his ashes were then chucked into the Pacific Ocean. Yeah, he’s pretty much gone alright. Even so, we thought we’d honour the great man with a gift, so we crept into a graveyard in the middle of the night, sniffed a little glue, threw back some scrumpy, and recorded ideas into a tape recorder, then played them back at half the speed. From what we can make out, it boiled down to a toss up between some really brilliant socks, or a clip of Mitch Hedberg – our favourite stand up of the moment, who also happens to be dead. In the end we got him both. Happy Birthday Alfred Hitchcock!