Posted in TV | comedy | music on June 4, 2010

by Klaus Kinski

Richard Dunn

There have been way too many RIP posts these days, and I hate to have to contribute to the grim tally, but it is with a heavy heart that I must report that Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job staple Richard Dunn (aka Pep Pep) passed away this morning at 7:14am after suffering a stroke.

Pep Pep was unconditionally adored by thousands of loyal fans and he always made sure to try and reciprocate that adoration. Always smiling, Pep Pep was always willing to pose for pictures with fans and often times took pictures of himself with the various bits of fan art he'd receive in the mail. Most often seen on the show in his trademark sweater, thick-rimmed glasses, and comb over, Pep Pep was just as much a staple of the show as Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. One never got the impression when seeing him on the show that he was playing a character; it always looked and felt like Richard Dunn was just playing Richard Dunn. He was an asset to the show and to the people who loved him. A memorial site will be up and running soon, so keep your eyes on Tim and Eric's individual Twitter feeds for updates.

RIPPP (Rest in Peace Pep Pep)

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Comments (33)

First Blanche, now Pep Pep. Will this Summer of Death ever end? It's depressing we are losing great people.

The other funny sketch of him was Shot Dunn!

Posted by CNC | June 4, 2010 3:39 PM

can't we swap terry richardson for him?

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2010 3:41 PM

Love Dunn and his glasses.

From Red Chilli Peppers......

Posted by jkov | June 4, 2010 3:47 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2010 3:48 PM

"please send me your bones"

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2010 3:49 PM


Posted by twikipedium | June 4, 2010 3:51 PM

Miss you already Richard.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2010 4:00 PM

Don't forget Arnold from Diff'rent Strokes too!

Blanche, Arnold, Pep Pep... the titans of television are leaving this Earth. I hope crazy Scott Baio sleeps with one eye open tonight.

Posted by M | June 4, 2010 4:02 PM

miss u pep pep

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2010 4:02 PM

I didn't forget poor old Gary Coleman... check the "many" link up yonder.

Posted by Klaus_Kinski | June 4, 2010 4:05 PM

I meant in response to CNC's first post. Sorry.

Posted by M | June 4, 2010 4:14 PM

I howled at that dnavarro Dunngeon thing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2010 4:24 PM

He needed your bones kids. You didn't send him your bones and now he is dead.

Posted by noamjamski | June 4, 2010 5:26 PM

aww. so sad. :'(

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2010 5:45 PM

And every animal in the Gulf of Mexico yet Hayward and BP gets away with it. He will problem do like Ken Lay of Enron and fake a heart attack or suicide.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2010 9:45 PM

for all those sending bones just remember NO SQUIRREL BONES

R.I.P. richard, we miss you!!

Posted by Slob | June 4, 2010 10:27 PM

On behalf of the entire UG Staff: Rest in peace pep pep- and look out for a special tribute episode of urban grilling in your honor

Posted by Urban Grilling | June 4, 2010 10:36 PM

Look at those frickin ears!!

Posted by tmz | June 4, 2010 11:20 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2010 11:41 PM

I don't want a new Pep Pep, Cinco.
Just Dicky Dunn.

Posted by Fisty | June 5, 2010 12:08 AM

Working side by side with Richard for various Tim & Eric projects and live events was an experience that I shall always remember, for his spirit and enthusiasm acted as an example to all. We worked together a few months ago as poster boys for the TightShortz festival, creating a spoof of the "Twilight" film saga... he as an ancient Edward and I as an overweight and matronly Bella. Richard... you will be missed by all whose funny bones you touched. - Michael

Posted by Michael Q. Schmidt | June 5, 2010 12:35 AM

You made me laugh,I'm so glad i have stuff you did on DVD.Richard Dunn-Best Pep Pep ever...and skjdlkhseueueu-AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!......I Messed UP!

Posted by Travis Ferguson | June 5, 2010 2:33 AM


Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2010 4:51 AM

"You're going to be a weird-looking old man."


Posted by Luci | June 5, 2010 7:53 AM

What an awesome guy. It's easy to sense the kind heart of Richard Dunn, it was always obvious, even on TV. He played such a subtle part in the Tim & Eric show that it took a while for you to realize how vital he was to the laughs. We will never stop laughing with you, Pep Pep.

Posted by Eric D. | June 5, 2010 8:27 AM

I made a painting for Richard, and he loved it. I'm just glad he enjoyed with his time on Earth. You will be Loved and missed buddy....RIP Mr. Dunn

Posted by Homeless Cop | June 5, 2010 1:01 PM

You will be missed Mr. Dunn.

Posted by dirk wednesday | June 6, 2010 5:40 AM

hairy lips


Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2010 10:26 PM

In the first photo look very old. Instead the scene seems younger. This gives the performance of and respect as a comedian is.

Posted by audi auto | June 8, 2010 1:03 PM

don't be dissin his lips!

Posted by alex | August 11, 2010 9:47 PM

Rest in peace Pep Pep even though it is now a cliché I will miss the trade mark sweater and the glasses and the adored down to earth celebrity. May you rest in eternal peace I wish the family a patient time especially now

Posted by Jordan | November 4, 2010 10:50 PM

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