HBO released a brand new trailer this week for a one-hour special from standup comedian Quincy Jones, whose inspiring story of life and laughs received national attention during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in March.

Taped in April at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, Quincy Jones: Burning the Light will have its exclusive debut on HBO on Thursday, June 2 at 10 p.m. ET. The special was funded by Kickstarter, which raised more than $50,000 for production costs from over 1,000 backers. 

Watch the trailer below for an early peek at the funny side of Jones' compelling and life-affirming journey.