That's why I don't think people should bum out when they're like, "Oh my God, I work at a temp office, that's so depressing." Nothing is ever going to feel totally awesome unless it's your own thing. I think starving for your art is stupid, and being able to meet your needs and have some self esteem around that is probably going to make you a better performer. My life used to be temping, writing stuff on weekends. You kind of have to have no life, but I think that weeds out the good from the bad, or the dedicated from the not dedicated.

Jen Kirkman plays the Women In Comedy Festival at The Brattle Theatre March 12, 2011.

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