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In this April 19, 2012 photo, felon turned comedian Dean Schardan performs his act on stage at Comedy Etc. II in Fairview Heights, Ill. The show was filmed by a reality television crew with whom Schardan is shooting a pilot episode he is hoping will get picked up by a cable channel.

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Can comedy reform a bank robber?

It is hard for Dean Schardan to fully explain why he robbed four banks, the last one four days before he was to marry for a second time.

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