I’ve come to realize there’s an hierarchy of performing arts, and at the top of that totem pole dances the stripper.
Think about it this way: If you tell a friend you’ve joined a band and invite them to a show, they’ll always say they’ll attend, but you know they never will. On the other hand, if you tell a friend you’ve become a stripper, not only will they come to see you, but they’ll cancel any plans they had, to see you that night, and pay for a lap dance in the champagne room. But only in comedy can you tell a friend about a free show and not only will they not attend, but they’ll tell you to your face that they don’t approve of what you do.
(listen at https://soundcloud.com/yourfaultforlistening/oneil)