Terminally ill comedian Quincy Jones lands stand-up special at HBO
Here’s a bit of heartwarming news to start your Monday: HBO announced Monday that comedian Quincy Jones will headline a stand-up special to air this spring on the premium cable network.
What’s the big deal? In July, the 32-year-old Jones (not to be confused with the legendary music producer of the same name), an aspiring stand-up comedian, was diagnosed with Stage 4 mesothelioma cancer and given a year to live. He is undergoing chemotherapy and performing when he is well enough.
In an episode that will be broadcast Monday, Jones returned to the show and learned his special would air on HBO. A preview clip is posted above but be warned: Watching it may result in spontaneous weeping.
The special will be taped in Los Angeles in April and will air on HBO this spring.
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