This weekend, American premium cable and satellite television network, HBO, released a promotional video of Quincy Jones’ Kickstarter-funded comedy special, Burning the Light.
Back in February, the crowdfunding campaign was launched Quincy’s friend and fellow comedian Nicole Blaine alongside her husband Mickey Blaine after they found out that he was terminally ill. He even shared details about his situation with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show. The campaign secured $50,273 from 1,204 backers. Shutterfly also donated $15,000 to Quincy’s cause.
Jones stated in the promo:
“What I have the ability to do right now is to hopefully inspire people to dig a little deeper and fight a little harder. Someone could watch this and be like, ‘That guy has cancer? That guy was told he was gonna die and this is what he managed to churn out?’
“Whether it’s cancer, whether it’s a breakup, we’re all one misstep away from losing it,” he continues. “But you just gotta tighten up, you gotta pull it together, compose yourself, one day at a time. It took a lot of baby steps to get to this point right here.”
See the promo of Burning the Light below.
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