I actually think of being funny as an odd turn of mind, like a mild disability, some weird way of looking at the world that you can’t get rid of.
You know, most of my pictures, they go, don’t worry about it, we don’t have to write nothing, Richard will fix it.
“Big Bang” was such a group piece. It was such an ensemble show. And I got to put in my funny sarcasms and my little things, but I wasn’t the leader of that show. Sometimes I got to take a backseat, and sometimes I got to shine. And so when I decided to do “The […]
The biggest void that people can have in their lives is a sense of humor. Spending your life with someone who doesn’t have that wouldn’t be palatable.
I’m proud of myself because I’m onto a new thing. At 65, I’m different than I was. We’re all rethinking what we said 20 years ago, 10 years ago, four years ago. I’m not even rethinking it, I just don’t have the same way of doing humor or conversation.
People say, “Out of the suffering of Jews, the need to laugh is critical for the survival of the race.” But we didn’t become comics out of misery. We became comics because there are a lot of laughs in Jewish households.
Cancer is probably the most unfunny thing in the world, but I’m a comedienne, and even cancer couldn’t stop me from seeing humor in what I went through.
I like comedy that is about me as a person who’s somewhat ridiculous going through life and whether it’s Chaplin-esque or Jacques Tati or it’s just — it’s about a person encountering – being embarrassed or humiliated or being — you know, going through life and sort of like Buster Keaton or any of those […]
I’ve devoted all of my adult life to pursuing this strange phantom intersection between smart and stupid. There’s a lot of people who believe the two cannot coexist, but god I will tell you, it is something I believe religiously, I think when smart and stupid come together… I think it’s the most beautiful thing […]
I’ve always had to deal with insurance problems. My insurance was actually canceled at one point because someone sued me saying that they had been hurt seriously by a candy bar in the balcony. Somehow a candy bar I hit with a tennis racket so the people on the balcony could have candy?