After a few minutes, she heard the sound of a gunshot, ran upstairs, discovered Jeni's condition, and called 9-1-1.
Police and paramedics arrived and transported Jeni to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he died.
His writing was spot-on and was met by his impeccable performance chops.
It’s the type of comedy where many people wonder how it looks so effortless, almost as if a sort of magic trick of words is being pulled on all watching.
No matter the matter-of-fact appearance of Jeni, and how lo-fi the spliced-together clips look in the sparsely adorned DVD, Richard Jeni knew exactly what to do with a mic and mic stand in order to make a group of strangers laugh.
You can hear echoes of many jokes on in bits from such comedy trailblazers of today like Paul F.
Just as that style/genre of comedy wasn’t invalid then, club/mainstream comedy isn’t any less invalid today.
He starred in commercial campaigns for Certs and Arby's, and won a Clio Award for his work as a writer/performer in an advertising campaign for the American Dairy Association.
In 2004, Jeni was ranked #57 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
After graduating, Jeni went on to do public relations work, but was let go from five different firms in two years before doing an open-mic night in Brooklyn and deciding to pursue standup comedy as a career in 1982.
Jeni first received recognition through a series of Showtime stand-up specials and frequent appearances on The Tonight Show.
Almost on a daily basis, it’s becoming undeniable that comedy is going through another boom.