The comedian Quincy Jones hopes to film a stand-up special before mesothelioma kills him

If you watch TV on a TV, then you undoubtedly see the law-firm ads seeking patients with mesothelioma. These lawyers hope to win huge class-action settlements against companies responsible for inflicting people with the rare asbestos-related cancer that currently lacks a cure.

So if you have mesothelioma, then you’re already dying.

Comedian Quincy Jones was given a year to live when he received his stage-four diagnosis on July 3, 2015.

“My biggest fear used to be, before cancer, was — it’s the same one I have now,” Jones says. “Dying without leaving anything. Dying before I have a┬áchance to do the shit I want to do.”

Which, as a stand-up comedian, means leaving a finished product of his jokes. Mickey and Nicole Blaine aim to produce a one-hour stand-up special for Jones before dies, and they’ve just launched a Kickstarter to cover the costs of making the lasting video.

Nat Goldberg, who produces the Goddamn Comedy Jam in Los Angeles, said she moved to L.A. a decade ago coincidentally to help open a law firm representing mesothelioma patients. “I’ve had hundreds of clients – all of them were way over sixty five years old and terminally ill. Quincy’s case is rare in many ways because of his age, ethnicity but most of all his unique spirit. If you know Quincy, you know he’s larger than life (even though he is skinny now),” Goldberg wrote today on Facebook. “Quincy wants to make a special. Something to be remembered. I don’t think I need to say more about what a beautiful, amazing gift this would be. Please donate what you can. Book him on your shows and come to the special taping April 3 at M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater.”

Jones had moved from Seattle to Los Angeles four years ago to pursue his comedy dreams.

This is from 2013 when Jones was attempting 1,000 shows in a year, from the weekly Meltdown show with Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray.

Here’s the link to the Quincy Jones stand-up comedy Kickstarter.

UPDATED 11 a.m. EST Feb. 23, 2016: You’re amazing in your outpouring of support, with 425 backers so far pledging $18,495 toward his stand-up special, which only posted a goal of $4,985. The project promised to give excess funds to Quincy and the other people helping to make the special happen. Which reminds me…

And if you’d like to help Quincy cover his medical costs, there’s a GoFundMe for that right here.

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7 thoughts on “The comedian Quincy Jones hopes to film a stand-up special before mesothelioma kills him

    My grandfather got Meso… it was a hard battle. Stay strong man, fight the pain and rock out with your cock out.

  2. Maybe if you wanted some support, you shouldn’t go bashing the police. You are a jerk and your jokes about the police were not funny. they continue the racism and make the police jobs harder than they already are.

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  4. It’s great to see people fighting to the last breath while pursuing their dreams. Great story and I love how you said you are “cancer free” when you are on stage. Good luck on your journey.

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