” The whole idea of doing the Hollywood thing never even occurred to me. When you grow up on the East coast, Hollywood seems like this fantasy land and you don’t think that people can actually make a living there. “


” Being a lawyer in New York sucks because you’re working eighty, sometimes a hundred hours a week. “


” I rewrote it and I took all your notes. Read it again, that kind of persistence paid off. “


” Your relationship with an agent has got to be mutually beneficial. If you can’t help their careers, then they’re not going to be interested. “


” I used to have a theory actually that, if you’ve had a good childhood, a good marriage and a little bit of money in the bank, you’re going to make a lousy comedian. “


” The interesting thing about improvisation is you’re making something up in front of the audience. Now music helps you out a little bit because you have an instrument that’ll separate you from the audience. “


” You don’t need to be stable to be a stand-up comedian. “


” The thing about stand-ups is you can’t really get good unless you’re failing in front of a large number of people. That makes stand-up comedy unique: you need a tremendous amount of reserve within you to take the rejection from the audience, and without it, you can’t do anything. “


” When I started, you didn’t make a lot of money by being a comedian. You didn’t get a lot of respect. “


” A spontaneous interview feels differently than anything else you see on television. “


” On ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ it takes almost a year to get 10 shows written. It always reminds me of my old yeshiva days, where you used to sit over a piece of Talmud and analyze everything that was going on. “


” The odd thing about comedy is that the more personal you are, the larger the audience. “


” In comedy, looking back is more important than looking around at your contemporaries because they are too much influenced by the same time period as you are. “


” The one thing an audience always has in common with a comedian is troubles. The Yiddish word for that is tsuris. You’re always putting your tsuris on stage whether you like it or not. No one is untroubled, unless they’re just, you know, an imbecile. “



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Being a lawyer in New York sucks because you
I rewrote it and I took all your notes. Read it again, that kind of persistence paid off.
Your relationship with an agent has got to be mutually beneficial. If you can
I used to have a theory actually that, if you
The interesting thing about improvisation is you
You don
The thing about stand-ups is you can
When I started, you didn
A spontaneous interview feels differently than anything else you see on television.
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The odd thing about comedy is that the more personal you are, the larger the audience.
In comedy, looking back is more important than looking around at your contemporaries because they are too much influenced by the same time period as you are.
The one thing an audience always has in common with a comedian is troubles. The Yiddish word for that is tsuris. You

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