"I was talking to a lot of stand-up comedians, and the similarities between what we’re doing are pretty extraordinary. You start out in small rooms and hone the material over time. Eventually, you get a big room, by which time hopefully you’ve learned a number of important things about keeping a crowd. You better be funny, and regularly."
-Anthony Bourdain talks about the differences between a comedian's act and his one-man-show of sorts that is currently on a limited engagement tour. [FR]