This article is from the Stand-up Comedy FAQ, by Steven Rosenthal and Steve Silberberg (email@example.com) with numerous contributions by others.
A. Friends and family will think you're nuts if you continue to pursue
stand-up for years, to the detriment of personal relationships, good health
and good credit reports, and they'll eventually tell you so to your face.
Enjoy these early days, when those who love you will patronize you, and
encourage you to follow your dream to your face, secretly believing that
one day you'll take that Asst. Manager gig at Blockbuster Video.