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" A lot of gay men are in delusion if they think they're super macho. "
" I think Canadian humor is a little less broad than American humor. "
" Writing is a difficult thing. "
" I resented that my career wasn't going the way that it was supposed to. And I was angry that I wasn't getting the parts that I wanted. "
" If comedy duos don't like each other, it just won't work. "
" I think a case could be made that there's sort of a crisis of masculinity in the West. Particularly with white males. "
" Art is difficult. "
" Fathers should start teaching the boys how to punch. "
" I'm not really cool, or dashing, or any of those things. "
" Canadian comedians are generally more well-rounded... They have to do a lot more. In order to have a career in this country, you have to do everything. And in the States you can narrow-cast, you can be just a sitcom performer or a stand-up comedian or a sketch performer. "
" When I found out I had cancer, I just said one thing: 'I want to hold on to life' and that changed everything for me. "
" Activism isn't about holding your faults up to the light. That's what comedy is about, it's about saying, 'Look at this person who is so flawed and frail and damaged. And we're all this frail and damaged so let's laugh at it.' "
" I won't play a teenager. "
" This world is filled with five billion people with five billion different ways of looking at things. "
" Americans know as much about Canada as straight people do about gays. Americans arrive at the border with skis in July, and straight people think that being gay is just a phase. A very long phase. "
" In France, everyone speaks French 'cause they think it's cool. Gives 'em, gives 'em an excuse to smoke. "
" You know what worries me? Interacting with the kids. I'm afraid that's when my Tourette's will kick in. "
" I guess chemistry is just another word for love. "
" In Canadian comedy, you'll almost never see guns. If you bring a gun into a scene, it's like, 'Whoa! Wow, how are we going to deal with that!' Guns in an American comedy are a given. Violence in America is used in a much more cavalier way. "
" I think the Canadian sense of humor is dryer than America's and juicier than Britain's. I think it's a cross between the two of them, really. "
Sense Of Humor
" I first got into fruit when I was a teenager, when my life was changing in every way. The first time I had a mango, at like 18, I was like, 'Where has this been my whole life?' "
" I'm not a wilting flower. I'm honest, so I pick a lot of fights. I've burned a lot of bridges. "
" People don't listen when you lecture. No one wants to be talked down to or scolded. "
" Comedy is actually very macho driven. "
" My theory is that comedy comes from little people. "
" I wanted to be a male ballet dancer. "
" I'm a total nerd. I love fantasy. "
" My cancer continues to make for all kind of hilarity. "
" The gay male is always going to be at the bottom. "
" Art is about the edges and the sharp corners and those places are not conducive to activism, which is about putting on a gloss. "
" My feeling with my characters is that they all have a right to feel exactly the way that they do, so I never censor them. I don't judge them. "