Quincy Jones is battling the Big C with his own big C — comedy.
The 32-year-old comedian, who shares his name with the renowned music producer (but is not related), was diagnosed in 2015 with a rare form of cancer — mesothelioma. Doctors told him about a month later he had less than a year to live.
Shaken by that brutal conclusion, Jones pondered what he wanted to accomplish in his last days on Earth, eventually focusing on a goal that had nothing to do with traveling the world or risky activities such as skydiving.
He wanted to film a comedy special for television.
"All the great writers die, and we want more of their work. It's...