Quotes & Jokes about Comedians / page 2
I love stand-up. I look at it as a way to always stay productive. I couldn't imagine only being an actor or a writer. Because what the hell do I do when I'm not working? Mope?
If I'm a game show host, will someone buy a ticket to see me do standup? To do a dramatic role in a movie?
I believe it is important for comedians to know who came before them.
I love doing stand-up, because it gives me the freedom to say what I really want to say. I think that's why it's my favorite thing to do.
The whole country was tied together by radio. We all experienced the same heroes and comedians and singers. They were giants.
All comedians are, in a way, anarchists. Our job is to make fun of the existing world.
One of the first things you ever learn as a stand-up is don't show fear.
When people didn't know me and I was doing stand-up. That's when I was most creative.
I don't want to be a spokesman for family values, but that's the way my standup is perceived.
One of the first things that you learn as a stand-up is, you're the boss. It's your stage, and don't screw with me because I'll make you look bad, which I had to do, because you wind up with drunks and loud people.
I never wanted to churn it out. Comedians tend to work all the time. They never put it down like musicians who might make an album then take three or four years off to recharge their batteries. Comedians tend to work straight through and they get stale because of that. Even when I didn't have a lot of money I never ever did it unless I had something new to say.
Stand-up is live, so I'm used to being live for most of my career. It's interesting.
The success of any stand-up act comes out of life experience.
People do complain about the way I act on stage... They think on stage I act too arrogant, too self-obsessed, solecistic, self-contained, synonyms.
Originality is really important.