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It's interesting when legal and political issues come up and I hear people simplify dissect complex issues while quickly dismissing the opinions of entertainers. I read a TON of memoirs, autobiographies and biographies of famous people (Currently reading Molly Shannon and Philip Roth.) It's one of passions. These entertainers and sports figures have usually excelled in a field that is more competitive than typical jobs like accounting and law. And they come from varied backgrounds, most often that not, underprivileged and filled with trauma.
I actually believe we should listen to them MORE, if not less. They have succeeded where most others have not, taking risks that most people would never fathom.
For me personally, it's fun to see people quickly dismiss my views on legal and political matters when they see I am a comedian and, of course, I relish in the moment I can reveal that I have a law degrees and actually litigated many issues they are opining on, when I was an attorney. While I try to avoid discussing political issues and still do not miss practicing law, I still believe in the law and the legal system. As an officer of the Court (Trial Bar, Federal Trial Bar), some of the legal issues in the world, including the Supreme Court's recent rulings and the revelations of the January 6th commission are upsetting and tragic. And I have no problem educating those who need to be educated and opining on them when needed.
We discusses this a little in my appearance on WGN Daytime Chicago a few weeks ago. Link below.
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