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The traditional Hollywood system is pretty rigid, but the film scene in, say, South Africa is booming with a lot of possibilities. If you have the cameras and reasonable capital, you can put your film in theatres next to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ A great example of that was Kagiso Lediga’s film ‘Blitz Patrole.’
I wanted to be Atticus Finch.
One thing I found very interesting about comedians around the world was their knowledge of stuff outside of their own culture and comfort zone. That’s not very common in the States. We produce our own soft power, which is pop culture, but we rarely try to absorb and learn information from other cultures and countries.
In high school, I didn’t know what comedy was, but I was involved in speech and debate and public speaking.
My favorite comedians are just presenting an argument, and they’re doing it in a funny way.
I just hope that people get a variety of news sources to keep themselves informed.
America’s unique ability to change and be super flexible is pretty dope, man. It’s pretty incredible. And that’s what I want to contribute to.
My biggest inspiration is black America and what they’ve done in the arts. I have always felt like an outsider in America, and what black Americans have done to add their chapter to this book called the American dream, and to be so unapologetic and true, and have added so much to art and culture in the world.
The day-to-day microaggressions that we all face, yeah, you have to let some stuff slide, or you go, ‘I gotta keep moving; there’s bigger fish to fry.’ It’s something that I still deal with. But I’ve tried to have the audacity of equality and to follow my heart in those moments where I feel like something is wrong.
I’m not a Larry David. I don’t have a ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm‘ and a ‘Seinfeld’ in me.
I can’t emphasize how important free speech is to a liberal and free democracy.
Donald Trump is white ISIS – WISIS.
Everything isn’t breaking news. You can’t go to DEFCON One just because Sanjay Gupta found a new moisturizer.
I’ve experienced Islamophobic stuff. But I don’t care – you can say whatever you want to say about me, but I am who I am. I think that what I’m trying to fight for and what I’m performing for is bigger than any religion, race, creed, or class.
Donald Trump is liar-in-chief.
‘Stand-Up Planet‘ was Anthony Bourdain-meets-stand-up comedy.
I just hope I reach out to people and connect to people in such a way that they continue to support what I do.
I just started the way most comics start, doing open mic shows around Sacramento and San Francisco, and eventually, I moved to L.A. After about four or five years in L.A., I got the call to join the ‘The Daily Show.’
A lot of times, especially when it comes to political debates, people get caught up in esoteric statistics. So the realest thing I can do that has nothing to do with numbers is tell you my personal experience.
Comedy is very disarming. It’s a way to talk about things and still be light-hearted. And when it’s done really well, you never see the strings, whereas when you watch an infomercial or a politician speaking, a lot of times you can see the strings, you can see what agenda they’re trying to push.
People still assume the White House Correspondents’ Association works for the White House, when in reality, it’s a group of journalists who cover the White House. It’s a branding thing, but because it has the ‘White House’ before it, people think they’re just King Joffrey’s goons.