AWESOME ALERT: Ellen Got HBO To Air A Dying Comedian’s One Hour Special.

Quincy Jones is a dying amateur comedian whose dream is to do his own one-hour comedy special. He did a Kickstarter asking for $4,985, and it caught the eye of Ellen DeGeneres.

She had him on her show last week, and after his appearance the campaign raised over $50,000. Quincy was back on “Ellen” yesterday, and she had a surprise for him. She talked to HBO, and they agreed to air the special.

Ellen also said that Shutterfly was giving him another $15,000 to help cover the production costs. The special is taping next month, and HBO will air it sometime later this spring, but there isn’t an airdate yet.

Quincy was diagnosed with Stage Four mesothelioma last July, and told he had a year to live.

 

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Your afternoon host AJ has been in Seattle for over 4 years and SO much has happened in his life since moving here. He and his wife of 6 years Nicole, had first baby (a boy) and they bought their first home here. When AJ isn't on the air or hosting an event for one of the organizations that he works with including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, March For Babies, Susan G Komen and Washington Trails Association, he is more than likely climbing a mountain! "I love everything this place has to offer, from world class entertainment, to the incredible food to all of its natural beauty with so many amazing mountains and trails at our doorstep!" I LOVE the Pacific Northwest and am proud to call it home and do what I love to do with an incredible group of people.