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" Doing a TV show is different because it's more of a TV version of something. A more focused take on 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. "
" Many times, when you do what I do or work in journalism in general, people try to not explicitly present their opinions on topics. "
" I'm not going to grouse and complain when there's nothing I can do about it. Once you've broken up with somebody, arguing with them is not going to bring them back. You may want to stop their Twitter account or call them up late at night, but they made the decision to leave. "
" The last thing I would ever do is try to become a network programmer. "
" It's a challenge to do satire when the thing you're satirizing is almost beyond satire, but I think that's a challenge for everybody. "
" I would consider myself more a passionate centrist. "
" When you have somebody like a Donald Trump - he made no bones about trying to disprove Barack Obama's Americanism in trying to make him out to be some foreigner that was born in Kenya. I thought that to be very racist. "
" I've always watched the political shows. "
" You are always, always overwhelmed by positive response because you know it can go either way. "
" 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 really enjoyed being able to be one of the people who weighed in on the events. As hard as it is to do that every day, because it is exhausting, it really is fun to do that, especially when you feel like you really did something well, and it really hit. "
" I was an athlete, so I hung out with the jocks. I was smart, so I hung out with the nerdy kids. I was also into theater, so I hung out with the misfits... So I was always in different groups, and those groups never quite overlapped. The racial part of it was just another one of those groups, in one sense. "
" 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. "
" No matter what his crimes were, Alton Sterling did not deserve to be executed for them. Look, guys, the punishment for resisting arrest shouldn't be death. The punishment for selling bootleg CDs shouldn't be death. The punishment for having a gun in an open-carry state shouldn't be death. The punishment for being a black man shouldn't be death. "
" Every television show is sentenced to death - time and date of execution unknown. "
" When you use the word 'fair' in television, you're already in a fantasy world. Nothing is really fair in television. "
" I just believe what I believe. "
" Sometimes I'd say what's bad for the country is good for my business, unfortunately. "
" When you work in television, you're in the writer's room all the time. "
" Some things are so tragic that you don't know what's funny in it, and some things are so ridiculous you don't know if it's worth talking about it. "
" Maybe I'll write an episode of 'Black-ish' about a guy being fired in late-night. "
" My father had a lot of allergies, and he just didn't like the cold of Chicago, and his father - his parents had broken up when he was young, and his father had lived in Pasadena for a while, and he kind of fell in love with Southern California. "
" Not everybody's gonna get your vision. "
" I'm not the type of person to have a schadenfreude. "
" I have a free voice. I have a free mind. I have freedom of expression. "
" Richard Pryor was my hero. Richard Pryor was keeping it 100. "
" Police have to have one of the most difficult jobs in society today. But at the same time, I think, a person in that position - their responsibility has to be high as well. "
" You never want to defend a joke. People get to choose whether or not to laugh and whether or not they think something is funny. "
" I've pitched many things that have not gone, but every year, I'm in that pilot game like a lot of other writers in Hollywood. "
" The fact that we live in a world where black people have to strategize so they're not brutalized by police is insane. "