I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning four years were spent refining and four years were spent in wild success. I was seeking comic originality and fame fell on me as a byproduct. The course was more plodding than heroic.

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First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me.

First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me.

A day without sunshine is like you know night.

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Tweeting is really only good for one thing - it's just good for tweeting... It is rewarding because

Tweeting is really only good for one thing - it's just good for tweeting... It is rewarding because it's just its own reward. It's sort of like heaven.

You know that look that women get when they want to have sex? Me neither.

You know that look that women get when they want to have sex? Me neither.

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