Dan Grueter is a former TV reporter and ad salesman who tried stand-up when he was transferred from Seattle back to Cleveland. He doesn’t miss broadcasting at all.
“I can’t even watch local news,” he says. “No matter what town you go to, local news is all the same.” He adds, “You have to like what you do for a living. My wife works in a nursing home. She likes it (but) I never visit her work. It’s like a haunted house down there. She (says), ‘I visit your work all the time.’ I’m like, ‘My work’s fun. Your work smells like hot-dog water.’”
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