To sustain longevity, you have to evolve.
There’s got to be structure and great comedy. When you start with that, everything else falls into place.
The best part about being a stand-up is the connection with the audience. There’s nothing more gratifying then when you can make 300 people applaud and stand up – because that’s all you.
The average comedian is kind of an observer looking at everyday things that everyone could relate to and then trying to find the exaggeration in those things.
That’s where the money is, on the road.
I’m from the streets of New York. I know what tough talk sounds like.
I think Chappelle set the bar when he came out with his show. To be as great as him or greater you have to push it a little further – as long as there’s substance in terms of the material.
I never wanted to limit myself to just impressions. I wanted to branch out and develop other parts of my game.
Eddie Murphy was the Michael Jordan of comedy. He had a full range of abilities.
Because it’s uncensored cable, I think we’ll be able to do the kind of sketch comedy that really hasn’t been seen before. We can actually finish jokes.