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Video: "I Need Laughs: Back to square one (Part 7 of 7)"
Part 7 of "I Need Laughs: One week in the trenches of the New York underground comedy scene." Wrapping up with some sex talk, more jokes, a random dude on the street who likes my tie, and the credits.
See all seven clips of "I Need Laughs" (and details about it) here.
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Great series! An interesting look at the grueling nature of being a comic. I think it would've been interesting if you had juxtaposed your performance of a joke in front of one crowd and the performance of that same joke in front of another crowd, just to show what a difference the type/size of a crowd makes in terms of how well a joke is received. (Not to blame it on the crowd or anything.)
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