No other book has helped the careers and mental health of comedians like Hell Gig. It has been the savior of many a comedian psyche when they were desperate, lost, alone, and broken on the road as they struggle to live out their dream of making a living telling their jokes on stages far and wide. It's one mans insecure journey through the comedy business with all it's laughs, fears, and idiosyncrasies. It will make you laugh, shake your head in wonderment, nod in agreement, and scare the hell out of you as the pages unfold a story of pathos, success, and back again. This isn't just stories from the road, it's chicken soup for the comics soul, but that is owned by somebody else. It's hilarious and poignant.