” When you’re surrounded by friends and exes, there’s a whole lot of stuff that starts crawling out. But however serious and traumatic those experiences may be to the participant, to the onlooker they’re hilarious. “


” My problem is that the audience is more fiction-literate than ever. In Shakespeare’s day, you probably expected to see a play once or twice in your life, today you experience four or five different kinds of fiction every day. So staying ahead of the audience is impossible. “


” Writing for adults often means just increasing the swearing – but find an alternative to swearing and you’ve probably got a better line. “


” The difference between a beautifully made failure and a beautifully made hit is who you’ve got playing the leads. “


” You’ll go out of business if you think people are stupid. “


” The trouble with a series as it gets older is it can feel like a tradition, and tradition is the enemy of suspense, and it’s the enemy of comedy. It’s the enemy of everything, really. So you have to shake it up. “


” If you don’t expect to like someone and then you do, that’s an incredibly exciting moment. “


” I can’t see what’s wrong about assuming intelligence in your audience and what’s bad news about being rewarded for assuming that. “


” I never go online. The Internet stuff is bonkers. You must not look at it. “


” I know this is going to sound very self-serving, and I apologize for it, but if you can write comedy, you can pretty much write anything, because it’s the hardest. It’s the most technically demanding, the most precisely evaluated form of writing. People know if it works or not. There’s a big button marked ‘fail,’ and that’s when nobody laughs. “



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