Greg Giraldo made his bones cracking people up. But his death has left some of the funniest folks on the planet "horribly sad."
The Last Comic Standing host was laid to rest today in the Hamptons, in a private family ceremony. But for the past two nights, Giraldo was saluted by an all-star collection of comics, including Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman and Jon Stewart.
The two-night wake played out to standing-room-only crowds at the Andrett Funeral Home in New York's East Village. Silverman and Rock were among those attending on Sunday, while on Monday evening Colin Quinn delivered a poignant eulogy and Giraldo's brother offered family stories.
The mood was described by one attendee as "very sad and emotional" despite all the jokesters gathered together.
"Everyone was down.It's terrible," the mourner told E! News.
Quinn, who was extremely close to Giraldo, hailed his friend as "so much more than an insult comic...Greg was a comic's comic, who other comics would run to see when he was on stage."
The former SNL star told E! News today that he'd like to now mourn in private.
Other who paid their last respects at the viewing included Jeff Ross, Bobby Kelly, Jim Norton, Giraldo's roast partner Jesse Joyce and Gregg "Opie" Hughes of the Opie and Anthony radio show.
Hughes later tweeted, "Back from Greg Giraldo's wake...horribly sad. A fund has been set up for his 3 kids."
Giraldo died last Wednesday after an accidental overdose of prescription pills in a New Jersey hotel room. He was 44.
In lieu of flowers, the mother of Greg's three young sons, Mary Ann McAlpin-Giraldo, asked that donations for the boys' education be made in their father's memory.
Donations can be made to:
Giraldo Children's Fund
c/o MaryAnn McAlpin-Giraldo
P.O. Box 1827
New York, NY 10025