By now, you have probably heard of Steve Mazan. Steve Mazan is a stand-up comedian who has always dreamed of performing his routine on David Letterman’s “The Late Show with David Letterman”. That in and of itself is not anything special, but what happened in Mr. Mazan’s life next would be life altering.
Steve Mazan was diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer. What did he do next? Did he decide to feel sorry for himself? No. Did he throw in the towel on his life-long dream? Not a chance, in fact now he had less time to do what he set out to do, perform on “The Late Show with David Letterman”.
Mazan began contacting CBS continually seeking to perform at the Ed Sullivan Theater. CBS told the stand-comedian they would not agree to let him perform just because he had cancer. Once again, Mazan un-detered by the criticism, began working, yes working on his act, he was focused on what he wanted and he did what he thought it would take to land on to Letterman.
Mazan created a web-site www.DyingToDoLetterman.com, and kept working eventually landing two performances on Craig Ferguson’s show. Fortunately, his hard work and consistent efforts paid off for the stand-comedian whose motto is “If you stop chasing your dream, you’re already dead.”
We could all learn something from Steve Mazan’s dream. We are all here only so long, what is your dream? Are you willing to do what ever it takes?