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Born: 1959-06-12
Profession: Comedian
Nation: Canadian
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People don't listen when you lecture. No one wants to be talked down to or scolded.

Tags: Lecture, Listen, Wants

The gay male is always going to be at the bottom.

Tags: Bottom, Gay, Male

This world is filled with five billion people with five billion different ways of looking at things.

Tags: Five, Looking, Ways

When I found out I had cancer, I just said one thing: 'I want to hold on to life' and that changed everything for me.

Tags: Found, Life, Said

Writing is a difficult thing.

Tags: Difficult, Writing

You know what worries me? Interacting with the kids. I'm afraid that's when my Tourette's will kick in.

Tags: Afraid, Kick, Kids

Activism isn't about holding your faults up to the light. That's what comedy is about, it's about saying, 'Look at this person who is so flawed and frail and damaged. And we're all this frail and damaged so let's laugh at it.'

Tags: Laugh, Light, Saying

Canadian comedians are generally more well-rounded... They have to do a lot more. In order to have a career in this country, you have to do everything. And in the States you can narrow-cast, you can be just a sitcom performer or a stand-up comedian or a sketch performer.

Tags: Career, Country, Order

I believe the things that happened to me as a child scarred me terribly, and I wish somebody would have helped me with some of the things that happened.

Tags: Child, Somebody, Wish

I first got into fruit when I was a teenager, when my life was changing in every way. The first time I had a mango, at like 18, I was like, 'Where has this been my whole life?'

Tags: Life, Time, Whole

In Canadian comedy, you'll almost never see guns. If you bring a gun into a scene, it's like, 'Whoa! Wow, how are we going to deal with that!' Guns in an American comedy are a given. Violence in America is used in a much more cavalier way.

Tags: America, American, Violence

We have been so pleased with the response to our unique schools in the Nashville area, and we are confident that other areas will embrace our concept, as well.

Tags: Confident, Schools, Unique

When you are not treated seriously, you develop comically. Its sense of oneself is so fractured and fragile that it's like the picked-on kid who has to become funny.

Tags: Become, Funny, Sense

Americans know as much about Canada as straight people do about gays. Americans arrive at the border with skis in July, and straight people think that being gay is just a phase. A very long phase.

Tags: Gay, Gays, Straight

A lot of gay men are in delusion if they think they're super macho.

Tags: Delusion, Gay, Men

I'm a total nerd. I love fantasy.

Tags: Fantasy, Love, Nerd

My theory is that comedy comes from little people.

Tags: Comedy, Theory

Well I think comedy everywhere has lost a bit of its bite. In Canada, I can't argue with the quality, but it feels like it's gotten a little safe.

Tags: Comedy, Lost, Quality

When I was younger I wanted to be a big movie star who'd get to be funny on talk shows and then I wanted to retire and write science fiction.

Tags: Big, Funny, Science

I've pretty much given up on the orange. I really have. I just don't even bother. It's just either sour, or woody, or the skin's too thick. It's very nice when you come across the perfect orange, because it's really a beautiful experience. But the stakes are too high.

Tags: Beautiful, Experience, Nice

Art is about the edges and the sharp corners and those places are not conducive to activism, which is about putting on a gloss.

Tags: Art, Places, Sharp

Art is difficult.

Tags: Art, Difficult

Comedy is actually very macho driven.

Tags: Actually, Comedy, Driven

Fathers should start teaching the boys how to punch.

Tags: Fathers, Start, Teaching

I do love jokes.

Tags: Jokes, Love

I guess chemistry is just another word for love.

Tags: Another, Love, Word
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I resented that my career wasn't going the way that it was supposed to. And I was angry that I wasn't getting the parts that I wanted.

Tags: Angry, Career, Wanted

I think a case could be made that there's sort of a crisis of masculinity in the West. Particularly with white males.

Tags: Crisis, West, White

I think Canadian humor is a little less broad than American humor.

Tags: American, Humor, Less

I think the Canadian sense of humor is dryer than America's and juicier than Britain's. I think it's a cross between the two of them, really.

Tags: America, Humor, Sense

I wanted to be a male ballet dancer.

Tags: Ballet, Male, Wanted

I won't play a teenager.

Tags: Teenager, Won

I'm not a wilting flower. I'm honest, so I pick a lot of fights. I've burned a lot of bridges.

Tags: Flower, Honest, Pick

I'm not really cool, or dashing, or any of those things.

Tags: Cool

If comedy duos don't like each other, it just won't work.

Tags: Comedy, Won, Work

In France, everyone speaks French 'cause they think it's cool. Gives 'em, gives 'em an excuse to smoke.

Tags: Cause, Cool, Everyone

My cancer continues to make for all kind of hilarity.

Tags: Cancer, Continues

My feeling with my characters is that they all have a right to feel exactly the way that they do, so I never censor them. I don't judge them.

Tags: Characters, Feeling, Judge

To me, goth is like really hard black lipstick, black nails, black clothes.

Tags: Black, Clothes, Hard

My dad played music so I was around it at a really young age.

Tags: Age, Dad, Music