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Born: 1926-02-03
Profession: Comedian
Nation: American
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As a culture I see us as presently deprived of subtleties. The music is loud, the anger is elevated, sex seems lacking in sweetness and privacy.

Tags: Anger, Music, Sex

I was an actor before becoming a comedian.

Tags: Actor, Becoming, Comedian

As much experience, education and awareness as one can attain is important for a comedian.

Tags: Awareness, Education, Experience

I am careful with my material and presentation.

Tags: Careful, Material

I am in the Master of Professional Writing program teaching Humor Writing, Literary and Dramatic.

Tags: Humor, Master, Writing

I am presently in my thirteenth year of teaching a graduate course at the University of Southern California.

Tags: Teaching, University, Year

I believe it is important for comedians to know who came before them.

Tags: Comedians

I quit smoking well over twenty years ago.

Tags: Quit, Smoking, Twenty

I will always love to perform standup comedy.

Tags: Comedy, Love, Perform

Incidentally, I'm still looking for acting work, my first love.

Tags: Acting, Love, Work

Inside was the second LP album of a comedian's performance before an audience.

Tags: Audience, Inside, Second

My first job was at a Chicago night club called Mr. Kelly's.

Tags: Chicago, Job, Night

My whole act is confession.

Tags: Act, Confession, Whole

Outside came in '60. The Edge in '61. All three made Gold, but the biggest seller was Inside.

Tags: Inside, Outside, Three

The most memorable performance was my appearance in concert in Carnegie Hall. The first standup to do so.

Tags: Appearance, Concert, Memorable

The old problems - love, money, security, status, health, etc. - are still here to plague us or please us.

Tags: Health, Love, Money

The Steve Allen Sunday night show had the right to two options after my first performance.

Tags: After, Night, Sunday

Though it sold very well, I hated The Edge.

Tags: Edge, Hated, Though

Unquestionably, standup comedy is and has always been an art form.

Tags: Art, Comedy, Standup

So that this thing that aired in 1963 would result a few years later in personal bankruptcy, would result in having people be on edge with me, wondering when I'm going to blow up.

Tags: Few, Personal, Result

While you're improvising, you may come up with something which will break him up. As soon as that smile comes out, you know that, hey, we're having fun.

Tags: Fun, May, Smile
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