Hubbub with Louis CK

When you were starting out as a comic here, did you have immediate success or did you struggle for a while?
I started out and I didn’t do so hot. And I didn’t try again for a few months. I became pretty strong my second try, but after about a year of that, I just sucked. I couldn’t get a laugh. I went two straight years in Boston where I couldn’t get a laugh. It was torture.

If you’re struggling for two years and not getting a laugh, you have to be sort of insane to keep trying, right?
Well, the struggle was still worth it. I was driven by the work and driven by the art. I just enjoyed it, and I had goals. If you’re not willing to suffer for your goals, then what good are they?