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Born: 1964-03-07
Profession: Comedian
Nation: American
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Men don't hear women.

Tags: Hear, Men, Women

Some government workers are dedicated and work hard, but most of them are just waiting to retire.

Tags: Government, Waiting, Work

Then you had people who wanted to get into comedy just to get a TV deal.

Tags: Comedy, Deal, Wanted

Usually, there's nothing being thrown toward the stage or at me. Then I feel pretty good about it.

Tags: Good, Pretty, Stage

I noticed recently, in the last few shows I did, that I'm starting to get people - not a large group, but quite a few people - who come to see me because they love Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Tags: Few, Last, Love

It wasn't until I became more confident with myself and I put myself forward instead of the jokes; at first it was put the jokes out there and I'm just behind the jokes.

Tags: Forward, Put, Until

If you feel like there's something out there that you're supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.

Tags: Passion, Stop, Wishing

Actually, I majored in marketing and I have a bachelor of science.

Tags: Actually, Marketing, Science

Don't bother me while I'm eating, or when I'm coming out of the crackhouse or something. Just let me get going.

Tags: Coming, Eating, While

It's easier to rip somebody to shreds while you're making them laugh.

Tags: Laugh, Making, While

A woman would pitch a joke. Nothing. Then a guy would pitch it and everybody would laugh.

Tags: Joke, Laugh, Woman

I'm here today because I refused to be unhappy. I took a chance.

Tags: Chance, Here, Today

What drives the creative person is that we see it all.

Tags: Creative, Drives

If something stinks, I say it stinks. But I try to massage it a little and not be as cutting, come behind it with a joke: Hey, I cut you deep, but now let me put a couple of stitches in you.

Tags: Deep, Put, Try

And then also I think it's harder for women because comedy is so opposite of being ladylike.

Tags: Comedy, Opposite, Women

Back then, I was doing more of my impression of what a comic is supposed to do.

Tags: Comic, Impression, Supposed

But I think funny and talent will always win out; I mean, of course there are hurdles, but I think if you're funny you will get over all of that.

Tags: Funny, Mean, Win

But sometimes the women writers will pitch something and I'll hear it, but the men will keep talking.

Tags: Men, Sometimes, Women

I always want to go back and do stand-up; I like the freedom.

Tags: Freedom

I guess because of my act, people think that I say things they want to say, and that they can just come up and say anything to me.

Tags: Act, Guess

I have a funny family, but none of them are remotely in show business.

Tags: Business, Family, Funny

I like doing a bunch of different things, being all over the place.

Tags: Bunch, Place

I love Costas. He's knows too much, but he's a good guy.

Tags: Good, Guy, Love

I think it's because my comedy is in your face, and it comes from a place that's real.

Tags: Comedy, Place, Real

I work hard. The staff and crew see how much energy I put into this project, and it makes them step up.

Tags: Hard, Put, Work

I'm here today because I hated everything else.

Tags: Else, Here, Today

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I'm really funny now.

Tags: Funny

If you're passionate about your work, it makes the people around you want to be involved too.

Tags: Involved, Makes, Work

In '87, I used to do this awful, awful James Brown impression.

Tags: Awful, Impression, Used

It seems like when I first started, people got into comedy because they wanted to be good comedians.

Tags: Comedy, Good, Wanted

It's hard to get fired from the government. You have to, like, kill people.

Tags: Fired, Government, Hard