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Saikotic

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I would definitely agree that Rich and Bonnie both qualify as successful comics in that they exclusively do comedy for a living and they don't starve to death. That's about how high the bar is set for success in the exciting world of stand up comedy.

That said, in order to be as successful as Rich and Bonnie are... a mortgaged cheapish condo in a middling neighborhood in middle Jersey, Rich has to road grind like a lunatic, while Bonnie does just about the bare minimum to keep her name out there.

None of their shows and pilots have amounted to anything, the "movie" was a breakeven that they poured a ton of time and effort into, and it taught them enough about the documentary filmmaking process that they won't ever do it again, and their podcast hasn't made them enough money that they can call it anything but a hobby.

Rich just doesn't have what it takes to get to the next level of comedy, and Bonnie is hitched firmly to Rich's wagon.

And so Rich will angrily grind the road until he drops in his tracks. It is his density.

Seriously, look at Rich's schedule, it's road dog insanity.

https://www.richvos.com/calendar/

That's what success looks like.

Stay in school, kids.
Positive: He's playing the MGM Grand in Vegas.
Negative: He played local to me last December, and is returning in September. It's a suburb of Akron, about an hour south of Cleveland. The comedy club is in a low-income area with nothing but strip malls and restaurants around it. To compare: Norton plays Cleveland about once every two years.

Now compare his schedule to hers:
http://eventful.com/performers/bonnie-mcfarlane-/P0-001-000004182-0
 

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Positive: He's playing the MGM Grand in Vegas.
Negative: He played local to me last December, and is returning in September. It's a suburb of Akron, about an hour south of Cleveland. The comedy club is in a low-income area with nothing but strip malls and restaurants around it. To compare: Norton plays Cleveland about once every two years.

Now compare his schedule to hers:
http://eventful.com/performers/bonnie-mcfarlane-/P0-001-000004182-0
And just because it's the MGM Grand doesn't mean it's a big venue, either. Could be some little room on the side.
 

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Positive: He's playing the MGM Grand in Vegas.
Negative: He played local to me last December, and is returning in September. It's a suburb of Akron, about an hour south of Cleveland. The comedy club is in a low-income area with nothing but strip malls and restaurants around it. To compare: Norton plays Cleveland about once every two years.

Now compare his schedule to hers:
http://eventful.com/performers/bonnie-mcfarlane-/P0-001-000004182-0
Yep, Rich grinds out every weekend from coast to coast, while Bonnie does three shows a month, and she refuses to get on an airplane.
 

JoeyDVDZ

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And some pop too eh?
I have no opinions vis a vis pop vs. soda. Cultural/regional preference.

Grinders are not a thing in my world though. Hoagies are only cold; heroes wear capes or serve in the military or police/fire/ems.

Subs. That's where it's at.
 

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Bonnie watches the kid, and Rich goes on vacation. The man is a genius.
Everytime he leaves he takes his golf bag, kisses her on the cheek and walks down the driveway whistling some obscure show tune as he gets into an Uber.
 

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Does Vos have a special of any kind out?

1/2 hour on Comedy Central or anything?
 

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The pressure of working the MGM Grand is getting to him. The grind is grinding him down.