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Comparative advantage in comedy

by Jadrian

Mitch Hedberg has spent a lot of time becoming a good comedian, but as soon as he gets to Hollywood, people start asking him to do other things that he isn't (comparatively) good at like acting or writing. He compares this to spending time becoming a great cook and then being asked if you could farm. People should specialize in what they have a comparative advantage in and if Mitch Hedberg spent is time writing or acting then he'd be giving up a lot of income as a good comedian.

Mitch Hedberg: Can you Farm?

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Mitch Hedberg gets frustrated that people ask him to do other things than comedy

from Being a Comedian in Hollywood (1999)
Creator: Commedy Central
Distributor: Comedy Central
Posted by Jadrian