Born to parents Arnold and Mary Hedberg in the capitol city of Minnesota, St. Paul, Mitch would graduate from Harding High School here before moving to Florida, where his stand-up career would begin. After two years of finding and honing his style of comedy there, he moved to Seattle and began touring. He appeared on MTV's "Comikaze," but found little success. That is until he made an appearance on "Late Night with David Letterman
" in 1996. Soon after he won the 1997 grand prize at the Seattle Comedy Competition. Both these events are what helped him find his big break and before long he appeared on "That '70s Show
." 1999 was the year "Los Enchiladas!" was released, an independent film that Mitch wrote, produced, directed and starred in. In 2001 he appeared at the Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival. In the years after he made more appearances on talk shows, acted in several films and shows, and of course.. performed stand-up.
In the late evening of March 29, 2005, Mitch was found dead in his room located in Livingston, New Jersey. The following day his death was confirmed by the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Strangely enough, his death would be posted on his website on April Fool's Day, leaving many people to think it was a crude joke pulled by friends. Mitch's legacy still lives on, as Comedy Central Records announced they would be releasing "new" material on CD from an early 2005 show he performed. This would be the third in Mitch's discography, after Strategic Grill Locations (1999) and Mitch All Together (2003).