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" It seems people are more willing to let other people control their minds now and recreational drug use doesn't seem to have that same renegade sense of adventure that it once did. "
" The bile makes it better. I am an information wasting machine - 100s of words a day. "
" When I was a bit older I had all of the George Carlin records, all of the Steve Martin records, all of the Cheech and Chong records and all of the Richard Pryor records. "
" It may have lost its special-ness forever and the clubs might not being doing well but I think standup is in the best shape it has been in a long time. "
" Have you ever had one of those moments when you look up and realize that you're one of those people you see on the train talking to themselves? "
" For my next trick I will make everyone understand me. "
" Hopefully standup will become special again. "
" In the sixties and seventies you could probably name all the great comics. It was still special. "
" When you actually meet the devil and he offers you a deal most artists eventually negotiate. "
" There are also always those burnt, hard kernels at the bottom that don't pop. You know why they don't pop? They don't pop because they have integrity. "
" I think that standup has always been an acquired taste and there was always only a handful of performers that were really inspired. "
" Surveillance induced morality: relics of cultural retardation. "
" I'm not completely sure we aren't all living in a hallucination now. "
" The demand for standup in the eighties was created by how easy it was to exploit 'comedians' and create very cheap television programming. "
" We need the children of Indonesia and the Philippines to manufacture our freedom of choice. "
" The Internet has usurped the collective unconscious and access to cosmic consciousness has become difficult and almost primitive. "
" Is it hard to make a living in show business? Yeah. "
" When I was a young kid I loved Don Rickles, Buddy Hackett and Jackie Vernon. "
" On some level any appearance on Television can be seen as a product endorsement. "
" I think seeing Pryor's first movie, Live In Concert, when I was in high school changed my life. Pryor really put the heart in darkness for me. "
" I didn't know that people compared Bill Hicks and I but certainly I'm flattered if they do. I knew Bill a bit. We had dinner a couple of times and played guitar together once. I really tried to keep my distance from him professionally. "
" Left wing, right wing, I am wingless and tired of trying to fly. Here comes the ground. "
" Comedy is obviously a matter of personal taste and the world always needs a clown and some people have no taste at all and any clown will do. "
" The development of the comedy club industry destroyed the uniqueness and intimacy of the profession but it also created jobs for comics and bred some great performers. "
" I was also a big Woody Allen fan. When I got into college I listened to Lenny Bruce but it's taken me years to put him into context historically and really get what he did. "