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I tend to have an odd split in my mind: I tend to look at it as a writer and when the writing thing is…
I think you can write very good comedy without a partner, but what I love about it, working with a partner, is that you get…
I think that sometimes you do something that makes a small group of people laugh, which is all we were trying to do; we were…
I was very sad to hear of the death of Ronnie Barker, who was such a warm, friendly and encouraging presence to have when I…
I can’t tell you how scary it can be walking onto a movie and suddenly joining this family, it’s like going to somebody else’s Christmas…
Filming takes a lot out of you. It really does. It’s immensely demanding, and you have to put the rest of your life in the…
I would say that I began with a very edgy, very driven personality and after a sufficient amount of therapy over many, many years, I…
When the target audience is American teenage kids, you can have problems. My generation prized really fine acting and writing. Sometimes you have to go…
I think it’s because in America you always get the sense that if you fail, you can just pack up your things and go somewhere…
Who’s ever going to write a film in which I get the girl? Me!
The thrill I got discovering Buster Keaton when I was growing up was so exciting. He was one of the greats.
Well, the only way I can get a leading-man role is if I write it.
Some actors, I think, want to feel that they are as creative as the writer. And the answer is, frankly, they’re not.
I love having different cultures around, but when the parent culture kind of dissipates, you’re left thinking, ‘Well, what’s going on?’
Michael Palin decided to give up on his considerable comedy talents to make those dreadfully tedious travel shows. Have you ever tried to watch one?
I just think that sometimes we hang onto people or relationships long after they’ve ceased to be of any use to either of you.
Don’t let anyone tell you what you ought to like… Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don’t appeal to me at all.
Most of the bad taste I’ve been accused of has been generic bad taste; it’s been making fun of an idea as opposed to a…
Comedy always works best when it is mean-spirited.
I was always a sports nut but I’ve lost interest now in whether one bunch of mercenaries in north London is going to beat another…
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