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David Rakoff. The Last Performance.

This beautiful, funny, and heartbreaking performance by David Rakoff was posted to the Net five years ago today, a day after his death from Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Ira Glass Remembers David Rakoff


David Rakoff in “This American Life: The Invisible Made Visible”

The first time I saw David Rakoff was during one of his frequent appearances on The Daily Show.  He was so charming and amusing that I ordered a copy of his book Don’t Get Too Comfortable before the show even ended.

This video, from May 2012, was one of his last public appearances.  He died about three months later,