WATCH Terminally Ill Comedian Quincy Jones Get His Dying Wish Granted
A week ago we told you the heartbreaking story of Quincy Jones, a 32-year-old stand-up comedian who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Quincy’s friends set up a Kickstarter to raise money so he could tape an hour-long comedy special, which was a huge success that raised $50,273.
Besides the crowd funding, Quincy appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show two weeks ago, where she presented him with a check and pleaded for a network to give the comedian with stage four mesothelioma his own comedy special.
“If someone from HBO is watching or somebody from Netflix is watching, this guy (Jones) is hilarious ,DeGenere said. “Why don’t you air this on HBO, put it on Netflix?”
Quincy was back on Ellen on Monday, and the talk show host had some awesome news.
“We called the head of HBO, and your people didn’t even tell you this, but HBO is going to air your special,” DeGeneres revealed.
Jones was at first in stunned disbelief, followed by overwhelming laughter. The comedian was so overcome with emotions that he had to calm himself down by drinking some water.
Jones will tape his HBO special in Los Angeles on April 4, and then it will air on the gigantic cable network later this spring.
This comedy special will take away Quincy’s biggest fear.
“My biggest fear used to be — before cancer — dying without leaving anything. Dying before I have the chance to do the s–t I wanna do. So this would be my opus. This would be my legacy I’m leaving here. That’s it, you know? You just want to feel like you’re giving something to the universe. You wanna feel like you’re leaving something.”
Just amazing. Just an amazing moment. I can’t wait to watch this special.