“What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.” –Steve Martin
As anyone who reads this blog knows, I am a supporter of all things wannabe. I love to encourage anybody and everybody who has the guts and the perseverance to go after their dream. To face rejection and work long, hard hours with absolutely no guarantee of success.
I’m also a huge fan of standup comedy and love to meet people who are brave enough to get up in front of a bunch of strangers and try to make them laugh. When I heard about the documentary DYING TO DO LETTERMAN, I was excited about the idea of the campaign of a young comic to try to get on Letterman. Classic wannabe story. Underdog, hardworking artist seeks to fulfill his dream of performing on Letterman. Hell, yes I’ll support this campaign! I can’t donate much, but I’ll do what I can.
And that was before I found out how literal the title of the documentary was. The guy has cancer. He’s been told he may only have five years to live.
There’s no weepy melodrama, no poor me please help my dream come true. Check out the video and see for yourself. The guy’s a hardworking comic with a very serious disease with no cure. And he wants to fulfill his dream, just like all wannabe actors, writers, musicians, etc. It’s just the he may have a lot less time to do it than the rest of us.
Check out the video and donate if you can. Spread the word. Help out fellow wannabe Steve Mazan and the hardworking folks who toiled to make this incredible documentary.
Rock on, Steve. Rock on, wannabes everywhere.