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Comedian Robert Schimmel

in Serious Car Accident

8/28/2010 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned famous comedian Robert Schimmel was involved in a car accident on Thursday in Arizona and is currently in "very serious" condition. 

We're told Schimmel's 19-year-old daughter was driving at the time and Schimmel was in the passenger seat. Sources tell us the daughter swerved to avoid an accident in her lane and the car rolled over on to the side of the freeway.

Schimmel's daughter was hospitalized and is in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery. His 11-year-old son was also in the car -- he was released without injuries the same day.

As for Schimmel, we're told he is still in the hospital and in "very serious" condition and his family is at his bedside.

Schimmel is perhaps best known for his work on "The Howard Stern Show."


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He's best know for all of SNL's TV Funhouses.

1486 days ago

Dan da man    

Why does TMZ call him a famous comedian?? If u took a street survey of a 100 people, 99 would say WHO!...

1486 days ago


oy vey as one jew to another jew-god forbid u let ur mishuganaa daughter drive the car and u sit in the passenger seat-what do you expect? Oh veyyyyyyyyyyy, sdhe drived like a goy.

translation-goy is a non-jew/mishugana means complaining/oh vey means oh no you idiot

1486 days ago


Howard who?

1486 days ago


he's a brilliant comedian. Wishing him a speedy recovery

1486 days ago


Aside from massive inbreeding in the state of Arizona, the people here can't drive when it's sunny and 100 degrees out.. throw some rain in the mix and these people can't drive for s**t.

1486 days ago

Mr Baxter    

All the best to Robert, he's a great stand-up.

1486 days ago

Fredrick j frenger jr.    

Wow that is absolutely devastating, Lets hope this guy makes it! Sad indeed.

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1486 days ago


stonechops - maybe in your family its inbreeding, but, lived here all my life (expect two years I lived in Seattle) and find your statement far as driving, in every city, you'll find people complaining about the way others drive. In Seattle it was when it was dry out, it's just an excuse for people like you to be a total d**k to others!

1485 days ago


I know Robert from years ago in NYC. He's one of a kind, and a family man who loves his kids. He's made a lot of people laugh. His comedy is out there like Sam Kinison's was. People laughed just at hard at each. Now that I think of it, Kinison died in a car accident. There's no "deserves to" when it comes to living or dying.

1485 days ago


I've seen his stand -up. He's pretty funny. I don't get Stern so I don't know his work there.

1485 days ago

Sir Boo    

Never heard of him. And sugga pie hunni bunz you need to learn English.

1485 days ago


This guy can't catch a break. He's very ill to begin with, his kid died years ago, and his wife was cheating on him. Gotta feel for him.

1485 days ago

Vegas Guy    

Good luck and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

1485 days ago

Cheryl Rose    

Bob, I pray for your recovery. To me, you are the funniest of the funny. No matter what has happened in the past, you still have a big heart and I know this accident will give you some great material in the future. God bless you.

1485 days ago
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