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" The last thing I would ever do is try to become a network programmer. "
" There are tragedies that happen all the time in America, but there are certain types of tragedies that kind of pull us together and make us pause and give us a chance to reflect about where we are, where we're going, and that sort of thing. "
" I don't think I ever intend to provoke outrage, but I don't mind being provocative in content. "
" 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. "
" I'm too tired most of the time. Why do I have to take a stand on everything? Sometimes, I'm just not mad at it. "
" I always compartmentalized so many different things. "
" 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. "
" It used to be that the black comic figure had to have this bravado and always showed strength. "
" I have a lot of passion for a lot of different things. "
" Salt Lake City gave me a lot of surprises. How progressive the city actually is, for instance, compared to the rest of Utah - it's like this purple dot in a sea of red. And the government there is kind of a mix of conservative values and progressive ideas. "
" 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'm not the type of person to have a schadenfreude. "
" I do not look to Hollywood to give me character clues. "
" 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. "
" You have to stay alert. You've got to keep raising your game. "
" The thing that's worked for me is having as much of a connection to the material as possible. And sometimes the material requires a more straightforward approach, and sometimes it requires a little more silliness, you know? "
" 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. "
" Sometimes I'm successful, and sometimes I'm not, but I don't mind going down trying. "
" My parents are from the Midwest. They're from Evanston, Illinois. They moved out to Los Angeles right before I was born. "
" 'The Daily Show,' at its core, is the answer to the nightly news. "
" 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. "
" 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 really love having conversations and deconstructing things. I don't mind not having a laugh every second. Sometimes things deserve a little more discussion, and then you can have some fun after that. "
" I don't have that kind of Southern experience of the fire-and-brimstone preacher type of thing. Certainly not in my comedy. "
" Every television show is sentenced to death - time and date of execution unknown. "
" It was the Cosby issue that made me realize how much I really cared about women's issues and how much I realize it's important for me to be an advocate for issues that aren't necessarily my own, to be an ally for issues. "
" My white counterparts are always pushing the line, and they are fearless, so why can't I do that, too? "
" Maybe I'll write an episode of 'Black-ish' about a guy being fired in late-night. "
" One of the missions of 'The Nightly Show' was to have a conversation with America in a sense, and talk about the things that people didn't want to talk about it. "
" The fact that we live in a world where black people have to strategize so they're not brutalized by police is insane. "
" I didn't get into comedy to talk about violent death all the time. "