The monumental Supreme Court decision that DOMA is unconstitutional fulfilled a promise from the It Gets Better Project. Comedians don’t get that luxury – their lives get worse. The It Gets Worse Project’s mission is to communicate why being a stand up comedian is simultaneously the best and worst job in the country. Comedians submit themselves to constant abuse from audiences and their own inner demons, and yet they keep coming back, continually inspired to write new jokes and try new stages. They are either noble artists or complete idiots.
Meant as a parody of the popular and inspiring It Gets Better Project, It Gets Worse takes the opposite approach and describes the joy of a comedian’s first open mic and descent into the reality of crying alone in a Red Roof Inn after a terrible road gig.
Created by comedians Dave Waite and Grant Lyon, It Gets Worse features comedians from Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and countless other television appearances. They are all working professionals and understand the joy and sacrifice of a life of joke telling. In addition, It Gets Worse will accept submission from comedians around the country and continually add to the library of It Gets Worse videos.
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