Mike Judge usually receives underwhelming acclaim for his movies when they come out; it takes a while for people to catch up.
Slowly but surely, I went through different phases of fame, and each rises you further into isolation and alienation.
It's much better to wreak havoc on a show and be a maniac than promote myself. Plugs and anecdotes aren't really in line with my beliefs. Besides, if someone sees me on a morning show and thinks, 'That's not funny; this guy is crazy,' then I don't want them to come to the show anyway.
Mike Judge is very specific about how people look in his projects, and I think it's because he's an animator.
There's sketch, improv, writing, acting, music, and badminton. Those are the seven forms of comedy.
There's sketch, improv, writing, acting, music, and badminton. Those are the seven forms of comedy. But I do like the idea of being an auteur in the sense of writing and being in your own stuff.
I laugh at absurdity hardest, then stories, then observations, then bearded men on roller skates.
Funny is as funny does, and funny puts on a walrus mask and slowly gyrates in a mall food court. I laugh at absurdity hardest, then stories, then observations, then bearded men on roller skates.
Gentrification always makes me laugh. People complain about traffic. Live in Atlanta! You can't have it both ways; you can't live in an incredible city and not expect it to get congested.
I always like to have a buffer between me and journalism in general. Not just a reporter, but journalism.
'Yogi Bear' changed my life in ways that I can't explain because it's not a full feature on me. 'Yogi Bear' - there's everything before 'Yogi Bear,' and there's everything after 'Yogi Bear.' Like a major car accident, or the birth of Christ.
I love Denver.
I'm a student of comedy in general, so I've always loved Billy Crystal. But I'm a different type of showman. I'm a clown and a jester.
Stand-up and sketch and improv - that's the most direct contact you can have with somebody, making them laugh. I like that. I like the intimacy.
I'm a stand-up. I'm never worried about getting my next role. That's never distressing to me.
Keep your elbows soft. Keep your elbows looking fine.
I don't know that I would host the Golden Globes or the Emmys because I don't think they have the appreciation for irreverence that the Critics Choice does.
'Extract' was kind of a grown up 'Office Space' in the sense of talking about the ennui of being a successful person in America if you don't have some real passion in your life for something to care about.
Comedy gives you a shot of euphoria that distracts you from everything that's awful.
One of the exciting things about an entanglement puzzle is there's no end to it. Once you solve how to take it apart, you have to solve how to put it back together.