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It Ain't Easy Getting to the Top

Performing Arts

It Ain't Easy Getting to the Top

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The old stereotype of a stand-up comic is a man or woman who struggles to make ends meet — living the dream of one day making it big, but in the meantime working in seedy, underground clubs ... and making peanuts. Comedians Richard Lewis and Esther Ku talk about what the stand-up life is really like.

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