Some of you may be perfectly happy with mediocrity. Some of you will get nothing but heartbreak. Some of you will be heralded as geniuses and become huge. Of course, all of you think that one describes you...hence the delusion necessary to push on.
I think that standup has always been an acquired taste and there was always only a handful of performers that were really inspired.
As a performer you are being used to keep people watching so the commercial endorsements that support the network can be seen by as many people as possible.
There are also always those burnt, hard kernels at the bottom that don't pop. You know why they don't pop? They don't pop because they have integrity.
When I was a bit older I had all of the George Carlin records, all of the Steve Martin records, all of the Cheech and Chong records and all of the Richard Pryor records.
The development of the comedy club industry destroyed the uniqueness and intimacy of the profession but it also created jobs for comics and bred some great performers.
On some level any appearance on Television can be seen as a product endorsement.
I'm not completely sure we aren't all living in a hallucination now.
We need the children of Indonesia and the Philippines to manufacture our freedom of choice.
Surveillance induced morality: relics of cultural retardation.
I was also a big Woody Allen fan. When I got into college I listened to Lenny Bruce but it's taken me years to put him into context historically and really get what he did.
It seems people are more willing to let other people control their minds now and recreational drug use doesn't seem to have that same renegade sense of adventure that it once did.
Jerusalem Syndrome is actually a rare psychological condition that occurs to some visitors to the Middle East. They get to Israel and just snap.
The Internet has usurped the collective unconscious and access to cosmic consciousness has become difficult and almost primitive.
When I was a young kid I loved Don Rickles, Buddy Hackett and Jackie Vernon.