When I used to watch comedians with my dad, he laid it all out for me. He wanted to be a comedian himself, and he was so funny. We'd watch stand-up on TV, and he'd tell me the subtext of what they were saying.
Christians have always been fodder for comedians who have tended to portray them as anoraks - slightly clammy, beatifically smiley dullards with barely a personality between them.
I wasn't even a big comedy nerd. A lot of the comedians I know - a lot of my friends are comedians - they knew a lot about comedy growing up.
The comedians I liked were Bill Cosby and Steven Wright, like just always as a comedic actor. I always liked Gary Larson, who's really funny for a cartoonist, obviously.
Having other comedians complimenting my work is the biggest accolade that I can get.
When comedians get successful, the fans that they have aren't the fans they would hang out with. I don't have that problem.
Tons of comedians have said, 'I grew up learning from Bill Cosby. He's great.' But that respect doesn't mean much to the young people. They like their ginger ale with hot sauce.
A lot of people who claim they're political comedians are just comedians who have opinions. But they stop being funny the minute they give their opinions.
Comedians sometimes forget that there's an audience. You gotta be conscious that you're performing for other human beings.
I need wrong to get laughs. I need a normal world so that I can be abnormal, and that's my problem. Comedians need prejudice.
Comedians kind of write what comes to them. You can give yourself little assignments, but it's what inspires you.
Comedians have a huge carte blanche and the ability to get away with saying a lot of things.
My dad loved comedians, especially George Jessel, and he loved Henny Youngman and Buddy Hackett.
I guess ultimately a lot of comedians just wanna be taken seriously.
I was up until all hours of the night, listening to stories, meeting great old comedians.
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