The manager said,"Listen,
"you've been taking too muchtime off
"to do these stand-upcomedy shows,
so we have to let you go."
And this was true,because, folks,
at that pointin our nation's history
there was a stand-upcomedy boom happening.
Stand-up comedy was everywhere.It was all over TV.
There were three major clubsin Philadelphia alone.
All this workin the suburbs.
Any bar that hadan open corner
would stick a microphonein there.
It was a great wayfor everybody to make money,
and it was going to bethat way forever!
So the manager said,
"Well, you havetwo options.
You can either go homeright now--"
Ding-ding-ding.I was out the door.
Why would I ever stick around tohear the end of that sentence?
Yeah, you know what?
I guess I owe it to you guyshere at Beta Only.
Finish outmy last shift.
I don't want to leave you guyshigh and dry.
What if there's a rush...
and Joan comes in?