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Terminally ill comedian Quincy Jones stands up to his cancer in HBO special

Terminally ill comedian Quincy Jones stands up to his cancer in HBO special

Quincy Jones is battling the Big C with his own big C — comedy.

The 32-year-old comedian, who shares his name with the renowned music producer (but is not related), was diagnosed in 2015 with a rare form of cancer — mesothelioma. Doctors told him about a month later he had less than a year to live.

Shaken by that brutal conclusion, Jones pondered what he wanted to accomplish in his last days on Earth, eventually focusing on a goal that had nothing to do with traveling the world or risky activities such as skydiving.

He wanted to film a comedy special for television.

"All the great writers die, and we want more of their work. It's...

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