Robert Schimmel, Laughing Through A Cancer Fight Comedy Central named him one of its 100 best comics, but life hasn't been all laughs for Robert Schimmel. Still, it was his sense of humor that kept him sane when cancer killed his sitcom deal — and threatened to kill him.

Robert Schimmel, Laughing Through A Cancer Fight

Robert Schimmel, Laughing Through A Cancer Fight

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Comedy Central named him one of its 100 best comics, but life hasn't been all laughs for Robert Schimmel. He lost a son to leukemia; he married and split three times — from the same woman.

Still, it was his sense of humor that kept him sane when cancer killed his sitcom deal — and threatened to kill him.

This interview was originally broadcast on March 12, 2008.

Cancer on Five Dollars a Day (Chemo Not Included)
How Humor Got Me Through the Toughest Journey of My Life
By Robert Schimmel, Alan Eisenstock

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