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" 'All Def' is unlike any other comedy show or set because 'All Def' goes back to the essence of how urban comedy started. We give it a 'stoop appeal.' A stoop appeal is important for us because it's where pretty much all black comics started doing their standup: cracking jokes on the stoop, in the hood. "
" Any club has more than enough comics, so if you're not there every night talking to the booker, you're not going to get on. You have to be there more than they are. "
" Ask Frank Stallone how far your name gets you. "
" Everybody cheats on the Kardashians. "
" Every day of my life is a dream goal. "
" Every time I go onstage, it's a little less 'Chris Rock's brother.' "
" I can make anything in the room funny in a few seconds. "
" I don't understand why black people feel this undying need to want to be down with white people all the time. "
" If I modeled myself after anybody, it probably would have been Richard Pryor. "
" If my sisters like something I do, then I'm very happy with it. I only listen to my sisters! "
" If you enjoy and become a fan of Tony Rock, I really appreciate it! But, I do my comedy for me, so I don't try and please everyone or appease anyone. In the end, it's for me. "
" If you're at the Comedy Store or the Laugh Factory or the Improv, even two minutes helps. You never know who might be in the audience. "
" I hate when rappers do interviews. They say stuff like, 'If I wasn't doing this, I'd be dead or in jail.' Like, damn, those are the only two options? What about managing Kinkos? "
" I haven't been offstage for more than two days since I started doing comedy. "
" I have seven brothers and sisters, and they could all be standup comics! "
Brothers And Sisters
" I have seven brothers and two sisters, so there was always a little friendly competition in the house. I don't think that's anything unusual with that many siblings. "
" I keep saying this - and I keep putting it off because I get busy - but I keep saying one year I'm gonna tape our Thanksgiving dinner or, like, our Christmas dinner and maybe put it on my website just for people to see how funny it really is, how much fun it really, really is. "
" I know I'm going to be doing standup for the rest of my life. "
" I love to eat. I'm a foodie, and when I'm on vacation, I want to be a foodie with their culture, with their foods. "
" I'm a skinny kid from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. "
" I never knew I was poor until I got older because we just had so much fun. I thought everyone had grilled cheese night and that everyone had Cup-O-Noodles for dinner on Fridays. "
" I saw my father every day of my childhood. "
" I talk about everything - politics, the economy; the news will give you more material than you can ever use. But relationships? That's the ongoing battle. You talk about men and women, and across-the-board everyone can relate to that. "
" I talk to the audience like I talk to my friends on the stoop. "
" It's part of the gift and the curse of coming behind my brother. I'm not afforded the luxury of just taking a set casual, taking the night off. Because if I bomb, it's, 'Oh, he's not funny - he's just doing it because of his brother.' "
" It's too expensive to eat healthy. You ever go to Whole Foods? A carrot is, like, seven dollars. McDonald's got double cheeseburgers for a dollar. "
" I've always been into stand-up, and I always wanted to be a comic because it was like the dream job as a kid, and my brother, being the patriarch, he paved the way. "
" I was depressed for a long time. "
" I was on the school bus telling Richard Pryor jokes. I was sneaking, listening to Richard Pryor albums and would go to school the next day, tell all the jokes, and get in trouble because I was cursing. "
" I went to a wedding in St. Maarten, and we took a boat ride over to Anguilla for a day. We went to a beach that had the whitest sand I had ever seen before in my life. I was in the water up to the middle of my chest and could still see my feet. It was the clearest water. "
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