Why do we see so many of our favorite stand-up comedians on the verge of death?
The answer, of course, is the lack of good comedy in this country.
Comedians are dying, and it’s not the result of some systemic issue.
Comedy is dying because it’s so hard to find.
We’ve seen it in the last decade: a large number of young comics are leaving the industry because they can’t make a living off it, and the rest of us are being left behind.
Comedian and writer Seth Meyers, who died last year, was the first of many to leave the industry.
His friend and former colleague Stephen Colbert has written a book, which he co-authored with the late Bill Burr, which makes the case for why comedians are leaving comedy and instead moving to TV and movies.
In the book, Meyers tells the story of how he and Colbert got together after Colbert’s death to write a book about how the comedy business was broken and how Colbert and Meyers tried to fix it.
(We asked Colbert if he’d been a comic.)
They didn’t have much success.
They also failed to see that the industry needed a whole new set of people.
So Meyers went back to school, and began writing for shows like Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report.
When Colbert died, Meysers went back and wrote the book that helped him get his start.
He was the last comedian on television to write for a show.
Meyers died in 2017.
I spoke with Meyers about why he thought comedy is dying, the reasons why people are leaving it, why he wrote the best book about the profession, and how to write good stand-ups.
The show was taped in 2016, and you’re about to see it on Comedy Central.
The first thing that struck me about Seth Meysen is how much of a man he was.
How does that compare to the average man?
His wife, Rachel, is also a comedian.
I think of her as a much better wife than he is.
He had a good job.
He lived in a nice house in Boston.
He’d work on his book.
He loved comedy.
But he also had a real desire to do comedy and to write comedy.
He knew that it was going to be a hard thing to do.
What he did in the book was very different from the way that you would expect from a guy who’s a career in television.
He didn’t think that he would have a career at comedy.
I’m sure you’ve seen some of the TV shows.
I know that I’ve seen a lot of shows that are scripted, and I’ve watched a lot and I’m a big fan of them.
But when you get in the office and you write, “I’m going to do this, and this is going to happen,” and you don’t have a plan for what’s going to work, it doesn’t feel like you have a vision.
I also thought that when you’re on a show that is supposed to be about the industry and it comes to a conclusion and you can’t keep going, you’re a comedian at the end of the day.
What is the problem with comedy?
The problem is not the quality of the material.
You know, if you’re going to make money doing comedy, you have to make it funny.
You have to have a sense of humor.
You need to have the sense that you’re not being paid too much.
You don’t get paid to do your own thing.
That’s the thing.
There’s a reason that there are all these people who are making millions of dollars.
And then you have the quality, which is what people want.
It’s not that they don’t want to make a million dollars, but they’re not happy to make more.
So there’s something else.
If you don of course want to do that, you’ve got to do it well.
But if you don, you’ll probably get very little.
Seth Meyssen has written and produced two TV shows: Seth Meisons Comedy Central show, and his book about comedy.
(Courtesy of Seth Meyssen) What were the biggest challenges you had working on your first TV show?
One of the biggest things I’ve learned in the comedy industry is that there is always a danger that a show will end.
You can tell a lot about the quality.
If it’s bad, you know, it’s really bad.
But it’s also really good.
You see people who have a great sense of comedy and good writing, and they don, in fact, make more money than somebody who has a bad sense of it.
You do end up doing shows where the ratings are better than the ratings you had before, and so people are making more money.
It is good for the show.
So what you’re seeing is