Benji Rothman used to play chess. He was the Grade 1 Manitoba provincial chess champion. Now he does comedy, which is similar to chess in that soul-crushing failure awaits you at every turn. Comedy is different from chess in that chess is played on a board with stone or porcelain pieces, and comedy is most often performed on a stage by a person or people. Oh, and if Richard Pryor and Steve Martin had a baby, that would be a groundbreaking scientific event. K cool.