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Marc Maron Quotes and Sayings

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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.
- Marc Maron

I'm sad to see the passing of the great drug warriors.
I certainly did my part in that battle and I don't regret any of it.
- Marc Maron

We need the children of Indonesia and the Philippines
to manufacture our freedom of choice.
- Marc Maron

The next evolutionary step is into the screen.
- Marc Maron

 

I think that standup has always been an acquired taste
and there was always only a handful of performers that were really inspired.
- Marc Maron

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?
- Marc Maron

The demand for standup in the eighties was created
by how easy it was to exploit 'comedians' and create
very cheap television programming.
- Marc Maron

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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.
- Marc Maron

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.
- Marc Maron

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.
- Marc Maron

Left wing, right wing, I am wingless and tired of trying to fly.
Here comes the ground.
- Marc Maron

Hopefully standup will become special again.
- Marc Maron

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.
- Marc Maron

When you actually meet the devil and he offers you
a deal most artists eventually negotiate.
- Marc Maron

Surveillance induced morality: relics of cultural retardation.
- Marc Maron

Is it hard to make a living in show business? Yeah.
- Marc Maron

I'm not completely sure we aren't all living in a hallucination now.
- Marc Maron

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.
- Marc Maron

It's easy to maintain your integrity when no one is offering to buy it out.
- Marc Maron

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.
- Marc Maron

The bile makes it better.
I am an information wasting machine -
100s of words a day.
- Marc Maron

When I was a young kid I loved Don Rickles,
Buddy Hackett and Jackie Vernon.
- Marc Maron

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.
- Marc Maron

As a performer you are being used to keep people watching
so the commercial endorsements that support the network
can be seen by as many people as possible.
- Marc Maron

In the sixties and seventies you could probably name all the great comics.
It was still special.
- Marc Maron

The Internet has usurped the collective unconscious
and access to cosmic consciousness has become difficult and almost primitive.
- Marc Maron

On some level any appearance on Television can be seen
as a product endorsement.
- Marc Maron

For my next trick I will make everyone understand me.
- Marc Maron

Jerusalem Syndrome is actually a rare psychological
condition that occurs to some visitors to the Middle East.
They get to Israel and just snap.
- Marc Maron

Show business is one of the few businesses that the
devil will actually agree to own just a portion of
your soul because he knows if you have a performer's
ego you were probably working for him all along.
- Marc Maron

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.
- Marc Maron

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

Comedy keeps the heart sweet.
- Mark Twain

Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself -
with a smile.
- J. B. Priestley

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

Tragedy is when I cut my finger.
Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
- Mel Brooks

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
- Peter Ustinov

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

Comedy has to be based on truth.
You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.
- Sid Caesar

Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy
is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.
- Bryant H. McGill

With comedy, you really want to work things out beforehand.
- Tim Matheson

I don't do comedy so much although I would like to do a comedy.
- Aaron Eckhart

The real reason for comedy is to hide the pain.
- Wendy Wasserstein

I think Andy Kaufman is to comedy what the Velvet Underground was to music -
it's like,
80 thousand records sold, but everybody who bought one started a band.
- Courtney Love

The Comedy Store in LA, it's a really loose room and
it's really dark and creepy and a great place to explore
your own thoughts onstage.
- Joe Rogan

I've played comedy before but not that much.
I mostly do get drawn to darker material.
- Natasha Richardson

It doesn't look great if you cancel the reigning Best Comedy Program,
you know, you're gonna take a hit from a...
from sort of a public relations standpoint.
- Will Arnett

With While You Were Sleeping, it was so much fun and such a Cinderella story,
that I didn't want to do another romantic comedy.
I wanted to do the opposite.
- Bill Pullman

I learned everything that I know about comedy and about
show business and a lot about life from Carl.
- Dick Van Dyke

I got involved in improv comedy.
It settled me down when I was getting wild.
I was sort of an evil teenager smashing up my cars
and drinking and driving,
let's just say, a lot.
- Bruce McCulloch

I get all of my comedy from CNN.
- Rob Corddry

There's got to be structure and great comedy.
When you start with that, everything else falls into place.
- Aries Spears

I love comedy, so you want to make them happy,
make them laugh.
- Delta Burke

I'd love to do acting, but it'd definitely have to be comedy.
I can't do serious.
It's completely beyond me.
- Allan Carr

Hypocrisy is great fodder for comedy.
- Mo Rocca

The best comedy I ever did was when people didn't know who I was.
- Chevy Chase

What you aspire to on a sitcom is the feeling of live comedy.
- John Lithgow

I can cry at the drop of the pin.
But comedy is hard for me; it's the timing.
- Moira Kelly

I would recommend that anyone who wants to do comedy on TV to do radio first.
- David Walliams

My portrayal of Fagin was all to do with my experience in comedy and revue.
- Ron Moody

Comedy is unusual people in real situations;
farce is real people in unusual situations.
- Chuck Jones

Most modern comedy is crap.
- Adrian Edmondson

Comedy is much more challenging, because you have to
have the same level of belief but you have to make people laugh,
and that's definitely a challenge.
- Jenna Elfman

First of all, to defend my work, I had to believe that
I am doing a totally silly,
stupid, innocent comedy.
- Milos Forman

In comedy, though, it's good to get feedback from the
audience about what they find funny.
- Bobby Farrelly

I'm traveling the world, ripping rooms apart with my stupendous comedy.
- Todd Barry

Anyone can write.
But comedy, you've got to do some writing.
You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas.
- Michael Caine

I want to write a book which is the history of comedy.
- John Cleese

I used to write bits and pieces of comedy material
for various comics that were at the Windmill...
as well as my film job, I was under contract,
I was allowed to do that and everything.
- Val Guest

Comedy.
I think that's something I'd really like to do.
- David R. Ellis

I also want to return to doing stand-up.
I've become frightened of live audiences.
This is a really telling sign that I need to go back
on the comedy circuit again.
- Johnny Vegas


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