On my lunch hour(s), I’ve been watching HBO’s new comedy series “Crashing.” It chronicles the life of a comedian just starting out. It’s very funny. Peter Holmes is a joy to watch and his self-effacing humor is perfect. But what I also like very much is that it shows what it takes to become a comedian — nights paying a two-drink minimum cover to get a spot on stage or hanging out fliers on a street corner and only when five people with your name on the flier come into the club, you are granted some stage time. It’s all about the love of the art form. There’s no money, plenty of cringe-worthy episodes of utter shame, but the love remains. It’s similar to starting out as a writer — no money, no fame, no readers, but the love is there.
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