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To Think Steve Buscemi’s Career Could’ve Gone the Way of ‘Prolific Stand-Up Comedian’

Back in the 1970s, young’n Steve Buscemi had a plan. He was going to try his hand in the New York City stand-up scene — alongside people you definitely never heard of, like Jerry Seinfeld and Gilbert Gottfried — in the hopes of using his improv to land him a role in television shows. It didn’t go well. Unless self-deprecating jokes about Buscemi’s skinny body are your thing, with the strategic inclusion of some kitchen props. He didn’t repress these memories for nothing.

Steve Buscemi Missed Out on Becoming a Stand-up Comedian