Holly Montag, Sarah Palin & Joe The Plumber: Why 'Famous' People Shouldn't Try Stand-Up (VIDEO)

06/14/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Stand-up comedy is an art, both difficult to learn and agonizing to perfect. That's why it's so disheartening when politicians, celebrities, or media personalities think that just because they're well known that they can rock the mic. Sure, they may get laughs, but quality comedy is usually traded for cheap jabs at rivals or flat observations about airline food. The reality? Just because you're famous doesn't mean you can bring down the house.

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