Written By Gary Miller
“Oh that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Get your money for nothin’ get your chicks for free.”
-Dire Straits “Money For Nothin”
Before he was a professional comedian, Eddy Murphy worked part time as a shoe-store clerk. A majority of aspiring comedians work day jobs to pay bills while honing their craft. Sam Kinnison worked as a preacher before he got his start as a comedian. Some comedians are fortunate enough to make it a full-time job and look back at their early jobs with amusement. A few keep jobs their entire lives while doing comedy. Some comedians, like Hannibal Burress, get right back into the working force for our entertainment.