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You can look at the top players in the comedy game (#KevinHart, #KattWilliams, #MikeEpps) and see that even at the highest level, there's brutal competition. Now imagine what it's like for the thousands of would be and upcoming #comics who are competing for opportunities.

Add to this this the fact that opportunities are further limited accross #race and #gender lines. (In both directions)

Now layer the dynamics between bookers and promoters.

As if that wasn't enough, even in the final moments before taking the stage, it's not uncommon to get approached by audience members threatening to #heckle you and call you out if you fail to make them #laugh.

So, why would anyone want to be the court jester when the world is so quick to be off with your head.

Cause we know something.

We know that #fear of public speaking is considered the number one fear among a societies population. Yet, we do it in the most hostile environments.

We know that even though some people can't wait to for an opportunity to catch you slipping, most of them secretly imagine themselves on stage garnering the attention.

And we know the power of the spoken word can change the world. Let's not forget it was #HannibalBuress, a #comedian, that set fire to #BillCosby and the #metoo movement. The effects of his performance are directly impacting #BrettKavanaugh, the #supremecourt nominee as we speak. Think about that for a moment........

In a world where #freedom of speech is not so free, and constantly under attack, comedians continue to maintain a greater freedom of expression, to mock and to criticize.

Comedians keep the society in check. And with mainstream news outlets pushing headlines as opposed to real information, comedians remain one of the few sources of the cold hard, #unfiltered truth.

Oh. As for the photo. A wonderful young lady kept interjecting during my set so I took a knee in protest.
#ThisIsWhyWeComicsKneel
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