A Comedian With Cancer Will Have a Chance to Tape a Stand-up Special Before He Dies, Thanks to a Kickstarter

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Quincy Jones, an L.A.-based comedian who is not that Quincy Jones, was diagnosed with stage 4 mesothelioma in July 2015 and told that he had a year to live. His one wish, according his friend, producer Nicole Blaine, is to film a stand-up special before he dies. Blaine, along with her husband and producing partner, Mickey, set up a Kickstarter campaign on Sunday to help Jones do just that. "My biggest fear used to be, before cancer, it's the same one I have now: dying without leaving anything, dying before I have the chance to do the shit I wanna do," Jones explains in the project's video. "This would be my opus, this would be my legacy, that I'm just leaving here." So far, the project has earned $27,082, well past its original aim. In an update on Facebook, Nicole Blaine has said that any contributions over the goal will be spent on improving the special's quality and on ensuring that Jones can continue to live as comfortably as possible.