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  • It's hard to explain to young people today, but in the late 19 eighties, there was no bigger deal for a stand up comic than to be offered a slot on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show It Was It overnight change careers.

  • You were doing well enough that the Booker for The Tonight Show saw you and said, Johnny is gonna love this guy and offered you a slot on the Tonight Show.

  • To which you said I said No, thank you.

  • People were killing for that.

  • What?

  • What were you thinking?

  • I mean, you know, e have a lot of delusions of grandeur, But one of the things I was thinking was like, I'm not changing my act to go on the side because remember, even though people loved it, there was something What?

  • I grew up watching Pryor and Carlin.

  • So even though they went on the tonight show, they kind of look down on it.

  • So I didn't notice that I wasn't prior or calling right.

  • And so I figured he told me, You just can't you know you can't curse on.

  • There I go.

  • Forget it, then, s O, they said, Just calling.

  • You can come on the show.

  • It's gonna change your life overnight you'll be one of the biggest comics in America at such a young age.

  • All we ask is that you don't curse.

  • And you refused.

  • Yeah, I said no.

  • That's all right then.

  • You know, I don't need you know what I mean?

  • Like, I didn't need that wasn't gonna be on my meet.

  • My medium was not gonna be there.

  • Just tell me with this.

  • When the Booker for the Tonight Show who's never heard anybody turned them down, had you on the phone.

  • What person?

  • What's this in person?

  • It was in person.

  • You were talking to the book of the Tonight Show in person at the Improv in L.

  • A.

  • Yeah, and they come up to you and they say, Okay, column.

  • We think you're ready, and you say no.

  • What did they say?

  • He started laughing.

  • He couldn't believe it.

  • He couldn't believe he just started laughing.

  • He goes.

  • What?

  • What?

  • He was just laughing at me.

It's hard to explain to young people today, but in the late 19 eighties, there was no bigger deal for a stand up comic than to be offered a slot on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show It Was It overnight change careers.

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