The only way to survive is to have a sense of humour.
You shouldn’t get too close to the truth, because then maybe you stop being funny.
There are some actresses that can’t do comedy; it’s too heavy-handed.
Mark Twain gave us an insight into the life on the Mississippi at the turn of the century.
There isn’t a comedian in the world that hasn’t bombed.
No matter what hyenas sound like, they are not actually laughing.
I have to warn you, I’m not just some sitcom guy. I’m now an author.
I don’t know how to do a show not in front of a live audience.
I don’t think of myself as an American Master. I’ve just been making a living.
I made people laugh as a kid, but that’s not how you make a living.
I always stayed away from political commentary. First of all, I didn’t feel entitled. What I may feel about a candidate, I’m a comedian. I mean, if people like my comedy, that doesn’t mean they should vote for the person I like. That’s why I always kind of stayed away from endorsements.
I think there’s a part, just a part of comedians, that is still childlike.
I wasn’t the class clown. I wasn’t that obvious. There would be a circle of guys, and they’re watching the class clown. And I’m standing in the back, and I turn to the guy next to me and I say something funny to him, and he starts to laugh. And the guy next to him...
This stammer got me a home in Beverly Hills, and I’m not about to screw with it now.
I’ve had time off, and it drove me nuts. I was crawling up the wall.
You’re not dead at 85. You’re a long way from it. Go out and enjoy. You’ve earned it.