Does A Comedian Need To Have Overcome Something?

by The Comedy Nerds on July 25, 2008

Sad ComedianWhether it be a tortured childhood, a dysfunctional parent or something else it seems like every comedian has something.  This week we look at the trend of comedians having overcome personal obstacles in their past.

Does tragedy make for better comedy?  Are they trying to prove something?  Is insecurity a necessary part of any comedian?  Can someone still be funny if their life has all been unicorns and rainbows?

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