This is super simple. The Spell: The allure to make the money.
Their environment is a little sick: They are Corporations. The ones "selling" Daves shows and marketing him. Making him change his ideas for that they think will make more money, rather than what Dave thinks is funny. The Devils, the lawyers,corporate heads, every director trying to push "his" ideas" on Dave and ride off of Daves coattails. Everyone wants a piece of Daves pie, and use contract obligations and lawyer double talk and pressure to get it. They expect him to do what they want and sacrifice his time and family.
Hell how much better can the country song you use for an example explain it. You must be blind.