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What success looks like can vary between comedians; some may want to just get their stand-up to be the best it can be and never leave the small stage, some want to use their TV writing skills to land bigger roles in movies, and others may be happy to lean on their past wins and not have to work as hard in the future. These are all valid. Whether these comedians landed in a place that is better than where they started is debatable, but what isn't is that it is very weird

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