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Talent is always more interesting – ambition is not interesting. If you have talent, you have to find ways of expressing it, but you may…
I won’t read scripts because I have a limited amount of time. Why should I help other people do lame stuff when I can just…
I never think in terms of target audience. I try to write what makes me laugh, so I’m the target audience. I guess I just…
I love stage work. The thing about plays is that they’re perfectible. With film, you shoot that take and maybe another. During ‘Spamalot,’ I rewrote…
I like being a foreigner. For me, to live in California is very pleasant – I’m more comfortable not feeling a part of everything, not…
You initially become funny as a kid because you’re looking for attention and love. Psychologists think that’s all to do with mother abandonment. I think…
To me, the musical is best when it’s a musical comedy. So if you have a very, very funny show, and very good, funny songs,…
I love being an older comic now. It’s like being an old soccer or an old baseball player. You’re in the Hall of Fame and…
We’ve discovered that the less we do, the more money we make.
People can tell the truth much more freely when they’re apparently lying.
The Minister of Transport issued this appeal to motorists: Can anyone give him a lift to Leicester?
It’s such fun to take a lot of people and create something silly.
If the studios paid the artists, how would they ever be able to afford the executives?
I’ve always found bad films more enjoyable than good ones.
I’m more surprised than anyone that ‘Spamalot”s done so well. You can never predict what’s going to be a hit.
I’m drawn to things that aren’t particularly popular at the time. I don’t know why.
I will jump on anybody’s private plane at the drop of a hat. I’m an old-fashioned lower-middle-class boy.
I was thrilled to win a Tony in 2005 for ‘Spamalot’.
I listen to the audience and try and bounce with them. All audiences are different. But they are all homo sapiens.
I love my family, my wife, my kids, my dogs, my home, my life. I am a very happy and contented man.
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