The spirit of Mitch Hedberg lives on in the receipts of a donut shop where the late stand-up comedian’s joke involving donuts and receipts is printed.
Hedberg, who committed suicide in March 2005, has a bit that pokes fun at the absurdity of getting a receipt in exchange for purchasing a donut. The joke is printed on the receipts of a donut shop where Reditt user buckwheatwaffle works.
“I bought a donut and they gave me a receipt for the donut. I don’t need a receipt for the donut. I give you money and you give me the donut, end of transaction,” the receipt says, copying Hedberg’s joke verbatim. “We don’t need to bring ink and paper into this. I can’t imagine a scenario that I would have to prove that I bought a donut.”
Buckwheatwaffle said he was given control over what gets printed on the shop's receipts. Although the user said his boss was unaware what would be printed, the boss thought the joke was funny.
"My boss actually found it hilarious, which is why my job is so awesome," the user said.
In the full version of the joke, which you can hear below, Hedberg says maybe a skeptical friend might not trust that he bought a donut.
“Don’t even act like I didn’t get that donut! I got the documentation right here” Hedberg says. “Oh wait, it’s back home. In the file. Under ‘D.’ For donut. ‘Cause we all know what ‘D’ is.”