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Elahe Izadi - March 2016
Last summer, Los Angeles comedian Quincy Jones was diagnosed with stage-four mesothelioma and was told he had one year to live, but he still wanted to make people laugh. He started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to record a stand-up special— a huge milestone for any comedian. The fundraiser proclaims that "While on sate, Quincy is cancer free". He surpassed his goal of $5,000 with 800 backers pledging $35,000.
“For me, comedy is therapeutic,” said Jones. “I really love performing. I love comedy. I’m just trying to be funny, consistently, and that’s an amazing feeling.”
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Original source: www.washingtonpost.com