March 18, 1952 |
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
|Medium||Stand-up, television, radio, writing|
|Genres||Observational comedy, satire, political satire, black comedy, surreal humor, sarcasm|
|Subject(s)||American culture, everyday life, human behavior, American politics, popular culture|
|Influences||Mort Sahl, Will Rogers|
Men are superior to women, for one thing they can urinate from a speeding car.
I'm glad Reagan is president. Of course, I'm a professional comedian.
Well, we won the war. You know what that means. In twenty years, we'll all be driving Iraqi cars.
There is humor in the specter of the worst disaster in our nation's history. All I have to do is sweep away the debris of shock to find it.
How did sex come to be thought of as dirty in the first place? God must have been a Republican.
Comedy is defiance. It's a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it's the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.