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The Pandemic Proved That Work Is a Privilege

I’m finally ready to start treating it that way

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In early 2020, my fledgling stand-up comedy career was finally finding its footing. I had started working the road for a large chain of clubs and had booked upcoming gigs in New York City, where I had meetings with influential industry gatekeepers scheduled on March 17.




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Paul Ollinger

Paul Ollinger

Comedian. Host of the Crazy Money podcast. Proud former Facebook and Yahoo! sales person/leader.

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