Comedians who died too young [SLIDESHOW]

Comedians are endearing for the way they make people look at the world in a new (and usually insulting) way.

With the recent and untimely death of John Pinette, 50, the Daily Caller thought it was time to reflect on other great comedians and their jokes, which caused so many laughs over the years.

Click an image below for larger version.
  • Greg Giraldo: I saw one of those giant Hummer cars with handicapped tags on it. I thought, "Wow, I never realized that being an a**hole was technically a handicap." (Photo: greg giraldo tattoo pictures/Google Images; quote: funnycomedianjokes.com)
  • Andy Kaufman: I never told a joke in my life. (Photo: tvweek/Google Images; quote: Brainy Quote)
  • Mitch Hedberg: Wearing a turtleneck is like being strangled by a really weak guy, all day. Wearing a backpack and a turtleneck is like a weak midget trying to bring you down. (Photo: TJ Lambert/Flickr; quote: Brainy Quote)
  • Sam Kinison: I'm responsible. I even did a commercial for MTV saying how I was going to register to vote. And I still haven't. (Photo: Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc./Wikimedia Commons; quote: Brainy Quote)
  • Chris Farley: Hey you kids are probably saying to yourselves: I'm gonna go out there and grab the world by the tail and wrap it around and pull it down and put it in my pocket. Well, I'm here to tell you that you're probably going to find out, as you go out there, that you're not going to amount to jack squat! (Photo: Alexander Plushev/Flickr, quote: IMDb)
  • Patrice O'Neal: I said to my girl, "the reason you have a key (to my house) is to keep me from having other women in my house. I give you an open invitation." See, she wants me to go, "because I love you and I trust you, and I want you to trust me." It's because the fear of my girl walking in will keep me from having a young broad sitting on top of my counter. But she wants that to be because I love her so much, but it's just to protect me from my own manness. (Photo: Lietmotiv/Wikimedia Commons; quote: Wikiquote)
  • Bill Hicks: I loved when Bush came out and said, "We are losing the war against drugs." You know what that implies? There's a war being fought, and the people on drugs are winning it. (Photo: Angela D./Flickr; quote: Wikiquote)
  • Phil Hartman in character as Bill Clinton: Let me tell you something, there's gonna be a whole bunch of things we don't tell Mrs. Clinton. And fast food's the least of them.(Photo: The Comics Comic/Google Images; quote: IMDb SNL)
  • Richard Jeni: There is an obesity epidemic. One out of every three Americans ... weighs as much as the other two. (Photo: razvascr/Rotten Tomatoes/Google Images; quote: Wikiquote)
  • Bernie Mac: Okay, first rule of this carpool. No breaking wind in my car. The only gas that Bernie Mac want to be smelling is unleaded. (Photo: J. Corey Griffin/Wikimedia Commons; quote: IMDb)
  • John Candy: Simple. There's no way on earth we're going to get out of here tonight. We'd have more luck playing pickup sticks with our butt-cheeks than we will getting a flight out of here before daybreak. (Photo: Chris Dorward/Flickr; quote: Rotten Tomatoes)
  • Gilda Radner: I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships. (Photo: Solters and Roskin/Wikimedia Commons; quote: BrainyQuotes)
  • John Belushi: Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no! (Photo: Fabio Venni/Flickr; quote: BrainyQuote.com)