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Comedian With Terminal Cancer Will Get an HBO Special, Thanks to Ellen DeGeneres

Comic Quincy Jones' stand-up special will air this spring

Liam Mathews

In a showbiz version of Make-A-Wish, a hard-working, terminally-ill young comedian will get an HBO stand-up special, thanks to Ellen DeGeneres.

The comic, Quincy Jones, appeared on Ellen on March 15 because his Kickstarter campaign caught DeGeneres' attention. Jones started the fundraising page to fulfill his dream of creating a stand-up special, after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 mesothelioma and given a year to live. During Jones' appearance on her show, DeGeneres pleaded with HBO or Netflix to air the special and make his dream come true.

HBO was listening, and agreed to air Jones' special after it's taped on April 4 at the Terragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. An exact air date has not been announced.

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DeGeneres revealed the news to Jones during an emotional follow-up appearance, which will air Monday.

Here's hoping the doctors are wrong and this will only be the first of many specials for Quincy Jones.

Watch the clip of Jones getting the news about his HBO special here: