Born into a Circus Family. When it was discovered he had a fear of sawdust, the family had to leave in disgrace. Spent his formative years in Chicago trying to convince his schoolmates he wasn’t a midget. His family moved him to Springﬁeld, Missouri where he attended a Catholic School run by the “Holy Order of Killer Nuns”. A Professional Boxer at age nineteen, he had forty-two pro ﬁghts and became the “Southern Middle-weight Champion”. He was suspended from boxing after losing a ﬁght on a bad decision because he remarked, “I knew I was in trouble when I saw the judges had seeing-eye dogs”. After being hit in the head for eight years, he realized he had a weird way of thinking about things and became a comedian. Some people didn’t understand how he would do comedy after boxing, but then again, they didn’t see his last two ﬁghts.