Comedy is hard, don't be fooled. We've all marveled at the magic a truly gifted comedian makes out of the mundane. George Carlin and his "Stuff", Abbott & Costello, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Gabrieal Iglesias, Richard Pryor, the list goes on and on. Comedy has a way of skipping through time unscathed. You can watch Richard Pryor in your twenties and still find that same show hilarious in your forties. The clothes change, the references are outdated, but the connection to the audience is there. They're storytellers. You laugh because you relate...though that particular situation may not be funny when it actually happens to you.
Comedians provide us relief in life by bringing levity to our every-day mishaps while simultaneously proving that you are not the only person to have ever done that, felt that, thought that, or experienced that.
I perform comedy because I truly love the idea of making a person forget who they are - yet laugh at what they've done - for a small amount of time. It's not easy. It takes a lot of hard work, discipline, and courage - but damn if it isn't worth it.