Top Standup Quotes

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1. "I wouldn't call myself a standup in the presence of Jerry Seinfeld or Chris Rock, but I do my share of it and it has been and remains part of my activity and I like it."
Author: Alan Thicke
2. "I'm not a standup, but I play one on TV."
Author: Ana Gasteyer
3. "Louis C. K. is one of my all time favorite standup comedians."
Author: Aubrey Plaza
4. "I started out with comedy in college, but had my major in Recreation Administration - which meant I wasn't going to get a real job - so I started doing a little standup."
Author: Carlos Alazraqui
5. "A lot of female comedians will go up there in a sweatshirt and Converses, trying to dress themselves down, because it is sort of a boy's club. I'll go up in my heels. I like that people don't think I'll be funny. I'll take that on. I don't do standup comedy - I do standup and I do comedy, but I don't go up there and do jokes."
Author: Carly Craig
6. "At CBS, I'm in your house. I'm mindful of that. When I do standup, you're in my home and I can say what I want to."
Author: Craig Ferguson
7. "I have an ElliptiGO. It's a standup bicycle. You don't pedal; you stride on it. It allows me to have the same striding motion as running without the impact."
Author: Dean Karnazes
8. "My wife and I take what we call our Friday comedy day off. We watch standup comics on TV. The raunchier the better. We love Eddie Izzard."
Author: Gene Hackman
9. "Other kids would sneak out of the house to go to parties and do untoward things. I was sneaking out to do standup downtown. It paid off."
Author: Hal Sparks
10. "If I'm a game show host, will someone buy a ticket to see me do standup? To do a dramatic role in a movie?"
Author: Howie Mandel
11. "For me, standup will always be some part of my life, and other things will move around and find their place."
Author: J. B. Smoove
12. "I believe, even when I'm doing my standup or my acting or whatever I'm doing, I believe in painting pictures."
Author: J. B. Smoove
13. "I've skewered whites, blacks, Hispanics, Christians, Jews, Muslims, gays, straights, rednecks, addicts, the elderly, and my wife. As a standup comic, it is my job to make sure the majority of people laugh, and I believe that comedy is the last true form of free speech."
Author: Jeff Dunham
14. "No one goes into standup to make money. The frustration and rejection are just too much."
Author: Jim Gaffigan
15. "As a standup comedian, you have to develop a sense of fearlessness. It's really important for your livelihood and your well-being. And if you don't do that, you're going to fail; you're never going to be able to stand up on the cliff and jump off."
Author: John DiMaggio
16. "I come to Maui and go surfing, standup paddling, slacklining, swimming, and free-diving."
Author: Julia Mancuso
17. "I'm not a standup. I don't really have jokes. I don't have 10 minutes. It took a while for me to realize this."
Author: Julia Sweeney
18. "I love doing different things where, for a little while, I can focus on standup then sketch writing, then performing, then directing a video. That, to me, is stimulating."
Author: Kyle Dunnigan
19. "As a standup, I try to change the world. As an entertainer, I try to entertain. And as a lesbian, I try to pick up the prettiest girl in the room."
Author: Lea DeLaria
20. "NBC anchor Brian Williams is a standup comic in disguise."
Author: Leonard Maltin
21. "I'd like to go back to standup. I don't like to think I've done my last gig. At the moment it terrifies me, I get really nervous. It's a great buzz when it goes well."
Author: Mackenzie Crook
22. "The demand for standup in the eighties was created by how easy it was to exploit 'comedians' and create very cheap television programming."
Author: Marc Maron
23. "Hopefully standup will become special again."
Author: Marc Maron
24. "I think that standup has always been an acquired taste and there was always only a handful of performers that were really inspired."
Author: Marc Maron
25. "I will stay in the car until the last minute that I'm going to jump out and do a standup or jump out and do some interviews."
Author: Martha Raddatz
26. "I just like doing standup, that's all I'm interested in or good at."
Author: Norm MacDonald
27. "I think as a standup performer you have to feel the audience. So the audience kind of dictates what they get, you know?"
Author: Pauly Shore
28. "I will always love to perform standup comedy."
Author: Shelley Berman
29. "The most memorable performance was my appearance in concert in Carnegie Hall. The first standup to do so."
Author: Shelley Berman
30. "Unquestionably, standup comedy is and has always been an art form."
Author: Shelley Berman
31. "I was the shadow of the waxwing slainBy the false azure in the windowpane;I was the smudge of ashen fluff -and ILived on, flew on, in the reflected sky.And from the inside, too, I'd duplicateMyself, my lamp, an apple on a plate:Uncurtaining the night, I'd let dark glassHang all the furniture above the grass,And how delightful when a fall of snowCovered my glimpse of lawn and reached up soAs to make chair and bed exactly standUpon that snow, out in that crystal land!"
Author: Vladimir Nabokov

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