I believe I got into comedy because I was called. I'm certain I had little or no choice, exactly like Richard Dreyfus in 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'. Since I was a child it was all I ever saw myself doing and I wasn't sure there would ever be any money in it. I just knew comedy was it and that was it.
Lately my meditations have brought be to the real reason I have been so in love with comedy and that is I'm chasing happiness. And in as much as we all chase something in our lives that's acceptable to me. As I race after blessedness and sanctity up and down highways and bi-ways I believe I have learned it is paramount to bring some with me. Especially lately though I feel the irresistible urge to leave some behind. I think that just might be art creeping in? I don't know, more meditating to do.
I determined a long time ago when whatever it was set my soul to that of being a person of comedy and dedicating my life to it, it wasn't a selfish thing. I dedicated my life to comedy and all the people involved in it, good or bad.
I am you and you are me comedy. ;)