Steve Mazan realized his dream this week when he performed on Late Show with David Letterman. He taped his stand-up comedy set on Monday and CBS broadcast it on Friday night. This is extra special for the comedian, his friends and loved ones, because Steve Mazan had made doing Letterman his life's goal since he had been diagnosed with cancer. So here he is, on Letterman last night, with a routine about the elusiveness of hotel keys and hotel keycards. Enjoy!
NOTE: If/when CBS puts up its own clip of this on the Internets, I'll swap it in.
Stand-up comedian Steve Mazan has made it his life mission to perform on Late Show with David Letterman, which is a mission many stand-ups in this generation share, but Mazan's mission really has been about life or death since he was diagnosed with cancer. So he launched his "Dying To Do Letterman" project, and filmed it as a documentary. He talked to Letterman vets such as Brian Regan, Ray Romano and Arj Barker. He went overseas to perform for the troops. He got two sets on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Friends of his recommended him regularly to Letterman's booker, Eddie Brill, but it would take years of working with Brill to get his set from OK to Letterman-worthy. He would not get to win his appearance or have it granted a la Make-A-Wish.
Here's a clip that Mazan uploaded to YouTube on Oct. 1, 2008: