I heard this guy on Bob and Tom one morning, he was mentioning how comedians are all crazy, and all he does when he lays down to go to sleep is think of all the fucked up stuff in the world to use in his act. So he drinks alot to get rid of the thoughts.
This was a very interesting formula. Aside from the ovbious (you get to stretch out a 5-10 minute stand up bit to a half hour) it was kind of cool to, at least a bit, deconstruct the issue in some kind of analytical lens. Or at least see a drunk guy ogle hot Polish immigrant potato farm workers.