Standup Quincy Jones makes his HBO debut next month with his hourlong standup special Burning the Light, and the journey there has certainly been an interesting one. From the successful Kickstarter campaign to Ellen DeGeneres’s appeal to networks to Quincy’s Conan standup debut, Burning the Light has come a long way from one comedian’s dream to HBO special, and the network recently released a behind-the-scenes look at the special and Jones’s story. “Chemo broke me down to my core,” he says. “It broke me down physically, it broke me down mentally, it broke me down emotionally. But when you get broken down it’s beautiful, because you get to rebuild yourself.” Catch the rest when Burning the Light airs on Thursday, June 2nd at 10:00pm.