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" All writers have a love-hate relationship with writing. Performing is fun, too, but I wouldn't say it's my favorite. But the most fulfilling is producing. "
" A lot of my family on both sides have worked in education and nursing, and my grandmother was a nurse; my sister is a nurse, and her - my other sister's daughter is going into nursing. There's a lot of that in the family. "
" Any voting group has an interest that they want from politicians. That's why politicians have to talk to different people. But to reduce the black interest to free stuff is so insulting. It just makes me apoplectic. "
" As a culture, we've all agreed with the opinion that the world should be seen in a certain way, so at 'The Nightly Show,' our chief mission was to disagree with that premise. And to see the world in a way that may not make everybody comfortable. And to present it with a cast of people who don't always get to have a voice on that. "
" As long as you say I'm the guy who's real about it, I have no problem being the person who people look to to talk about race. "
" Doing a TV show is different because it's more of a TV version of something. A more focused take on things. "
" Even though you're in charge, you're not completely in ownership. You know, the audience takes a huge ownership of your show. Look at comments about shows and tell me if I'm wrong. Look at shows like 'The Walking Dead' and the ownership that the audience has of that show. "
" Every television show is sentenced to death - time and date of execution unknown. "
" I always compartmentalized so many different things. "
" I always said I'm not disappointed with Obama because I voted for him because he was black, and as long as he kept being black, I was a happy man. "
" I am from Pomona, California. I was born in Los Angeles. "
" I didn't even know how much of a feminist I was, and I realized, 'Oh my God, I was raised by a single mom who had to raise six kids. I have three sisters. Larry, you've been a feminist your whole life, and you really didn't know it until you've been presented with these issues.' "
" I didn't get into comedy to talk about violent death all the time. "
" I'd love to set up shop somewhere and develop projects - film, TV, digital would be a fun thing to do. "
" I do not look to Hollywood to give me character clues. "
" I don't have that kind of Southern experience of the fire-and-brimstone preacher type of thing. Certainly not in my comedy. "
" I don't take pleasure in anyone's demise, really. "
" I don't think I ever intend to provoke outrage, but I don't mind being provocative in content. "
" I'd rather go after the people who are the guardians or what we're doing - the news people and the politicians and that sort of thing. I always feel like those should be my targets, not really entertainers. That's just my personal opinion. "
" If you look at somebody like Sam Bee, she got to create her own thing without any expectations that there was a show there. That was probably liberating for them. "
" I get recognized by some people in my community, but not a lot. In fact, they would say, 'What do you do?' And I would say, 'Well, I did 'The Bernie Mac Show.'' And they would say, 'Oh, really? Well, do you know so-and-so?' And I'd say, 'Yeah, I hired them. I was the boss!' They don't believe it. "
" I guess I hadn't counted on 'The Unblackening' happening to my time slot as well. "
" I have a free voice. I have a free mind. I have freedom of expression. "
" I have a lot of passion for a lot of different things. "
" I have this rule. It's called 'Top Dog-Underdog:' Underdog gets to make fun of Top Dog, but Top Dog can't make fun of Underdog. But you know what? You get Top Dog, you get to be Top Dog. Congratulations! And that dynamic happens not just in race but in many different ways. It's like the male-female dynamic. "
" I just believe what I believe. "
" I just feel it's important to make sure that behind the scenes is as filled with diverse voices as in front of the scene is. "
" I like 'The Nightly Show.' People ask me what it is, and I say, 'If you're watching 'The Daily Show,' and it feels like it's getting a little darker, you're probably watching 'The Nightly Show.'' "
" I'll stop talking about race when people stop being racist. "
" I love the word 'dearth,' by the way. It's one of my favorite words. "
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