As you build a career or pass through life, chances are there are a few moments that you could point to that got you to where you are today. Maybe it was a asking someone on a date, taking a certain job, deciding to move to a different city, or what college to attend. Everyone has moments that help define their life trajectory. When it comes to comedy, some never make it, some comedians have meteoric rises, and some have gradual builds until they reach the top and stay relevant for years. On the downside, they can flame out, crash and burn, or burn all the bridges built for them.
With this in mind, we sat down and attempted to pinpoint said moments in 10 comedian’s careers where a timeframe, act, decision, or appearance would help define part of their career.