Sunday, May 23, 2010

How do people live like that?

I found this clip online from the 2002 documentary "Comedian". Not a bad film. Not great. But this one scene floored me. In it, Jerry Seinfeld is talking with a younger comedian backstage about show business. The guy is complaining about his lack of any kind of "normalcy" in his life and how he thinks he wants a wife, a kid, a house, etc. Seinfeld relates a Hollywood story that summed up how I feel but could never quite put into words.
This story could not have expressed it any better.
The sad part for me is, the younger comedian just doesn't seem to get it. Maybe he does, I don't know. It certainly doesn't take away from the impact it had on me. I LOVE This Story.

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