Shelley Berman Quotes

27 Shelley Berman quotes:

"It's great conversation. In the industry, it's great talk,"
"As much experience, education and awareness as one can attain is important for a comedian."
"I was an actor before becoming a comedian."
"Incidentally, I'm still looking for acting work, my first love."
"The most memorable performance was my appearance in concert in Carnegie Hall. The first standup to do so."
"The old problems - love, money, security, status, health, etc. - are still here to plague us or please us."
"I am in the Master of Professional Writing program teaching Humor Writing, Literary and Dramatic."
"I developed several comedy phone calls."
"I will always love to perform standup comedy."
"My first job was at a Chicago night club called Mr. Kelly's."
"So that this thing that aired in 1963 would result a few years later in personal bankruptcy, would result in having people be on edge with me, wondering when I'm going to blow up."
"The Steve Allen Sunday night show had the right to two options after my first performance."
"I was concerned about `who am I?' to the audience. So when they (the filmmakers) said, `We'll follow you,' I bit. I insisted on the right to approve the rough cut. So there I was, safe, everything fine,"
Author: Berman Quotes Category: Audiences Quotes
"I believe it is important for comedians to know who came before them."
"Outside came in '60. The Edge in '61. All three made Gold, but the biggest seller was Inside."
"Though it sold very well, I hated The Edge."
"I quit smoking well over twenty years ago."
"Unquestionably, standup comedy is and has always been an art form."
"While in New York, struggling for a theatrical career, I started writing sketches, free-lance, for the Steve Allen Tonight Show."
"How do you tell how a man has been funny? How do you do the sound of his voice? The turn of his face? But I will tell you he was as funny as any man I've ever seen."
Author: Berman Quotes Category: Funny Quotes

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