In the TV show “I’m dying up here”, when Eddie Murphy (played by Michael Angarano) discovers his girlfriend has cheated on him, aging comic Roy Martin (played by Brad Garrett) offers his some sage advice – take the hurt and alchemise the experience on stage (in his stand-up comedy routine).

This is something for the underdog; a way to turn the hurt and pain you experience, into something that empowers you.This is an alchemical process, where you transmute your shit into something more useful. You turn your pain outwards, but it is not venting…it is transformed into something new, fresh, and alive.

The alchemical process is when you squeeze every last drop out of your pain…and turn it into comedy gold.