Originally Posted by Patrick Chewing
I'm just coming to realize that being a comic isn't all it's cracked up to be. Some of these guys live a tough life and end up dying young.
Damn near all of them. That personality type is linked to severe depression.
Most of them got into telling jokes because that is their way of fighting depression.
Ralphie died of having pneumonia and being huge...but I bet he suffered bad depression at some point.