Stand up comedians turned actor

Stand up comedy is a brutal, competitive, grinding profession that is difficult to achieve any level of success in. You have to play any room you can find, be it a bar, restaurant, coffee house, or the occasional open mic night at a comedy club. You work for free in front of hostile, apathetic audiences until you are able to work your way up to making $20 a night... if you're lucky.

But there are a few, a very few, who are able to break through that grind and make a name for themselves... only to go back and work those shitty clubs to keep that career going.

Even fewer are the ones who can make a living doing comedy and nothing but.

This week we take a look at some of the select few who have been able to make the transition from successful stand up comedian to successful actor.

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