I learned this early on in the variety business: You've got to give folks responsibility, you've got to trust them, and then you've got to check on them.
Comedy makes the subversion of the existing state of affairs possible.
I remember the moment when it hit me. I was walking down Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side, and it felt like I was literally walking out of a jail cell that I had been in. At that moment, I realized I could shave if I wanted. It was up to me and no one else.
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