R.I.P. Gary Hood

Anyone who came through Hyenas, and later Laffs, came to know and love “Hoodie.” Gary Hood, a comedy mentor and the booker at Laffs Comedy Caffe in Tucson, has died. He was 66. Born Aug. 18, 1949, Hood’s old comedy club bios for him say that he was a former child actor who had two Emmy nominations, and he graduated from Birmingham High School in Los Angeles. He was around for the early days of The Comedy Store, too. But for today’s generation of stand-up comedians, they knew Hoodie best as a guy they wanted to impress when they...

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