"The first writing I ever sold was a joke. I had a friend east of here in Essex county, and he said 'I'm gonna open up a comedy venue.' He goes, 'Why don't you come down?' And I said, 'I'm not funny.' And he said, 'Yeah, you're funny as hell.' I said, 'I'm funny with a joint and a six-pack with a bunch of other drunks,' but he said, 'Come on down.' And I wrote my stuff and polished it, put it on index cards, delivered my stuff, and it got a laugh. It was the first thing I ever sold and I got three bottles of Heineken for it."
Watch out folks; he's got a camera...