"She’s telling not just 100 individual jokes, but a story that is deliberately arranged, much like a comedy film or a TV series."
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"He gave me the courage to throw everything away and start over again."
On the principles of clowning. "The most basic technique of the clown is to create and maintain rapport."
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How Jerry Seinfeld, Ricky Gervais, Larry David, and other comedians approach awards shows.
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"I have no interest in bad art with good politics, or good art with bad politics."
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"You get into comedy to make people laugh. Yet online, a successful joke is one that makes people fight."
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On The Actor’s Vow by Elia Kazan: "I have no reason to be timid.I will respond as I feel; awkwardly, vulgarly, but respond..."
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Here's why he decided to move away from “normal” joke structures.
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