Bobby Lee On Comedy, Survival And Being 'A Big, Sweaty Ball Of Flesh'
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Being a comedian isn't always that glamorous. It's common knowledge that, for the most part, comics endure an excruciating ride professionally and emotionally. All those years of having to prove yourself--the highs, the lows, the gigs you get, the gigs you'll never get. Oy. Who needs it?
But, take a look around at the comics that have actually made it, folks like Bobby Lee, for instance, and you'll find something rare--a captivating cocktail of vulnerability and strength with some tenacity chased back for good measure. There's also some dark comedy that may weigh a bit heavily on the soul of these creatures. Whatever it is, we keep coming back for more of ... Sarah Silverman, Lisa Lampanelli, Mo Collins, Daniel Tosh, Michael McDonald, Jen Kirkman, Jeff Ross, and Greg Fitzsimmons--to note just a handful.
Lee fits nicely on that bill. For a Korean American guy that emerged out of La Jolla's Comedy Store back in the '90s, he found some glory--and longevity--on th
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