Quotes by: J. B. Smoove

J. B. Smoove
Smoove in April 2014
Born Jerry Angelo Brooks
(1965-12-16) December 16, 1965 (age 51)
Plymouth, North Carolina U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor, writer, comedian, voice actor
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Shahidah Omar (m. 2007)
Children 1

I wouldn't want to be someone's roommate, that's for sure. You can't do certain things: you can't leave the bathroom door open... you can't put your feet on the couch, you can't hide stuff in the couch.
J. B. Smoove
People love things about Hollywood. People love to see the inside of what's going on.
J. B. Smoove
You know what I like? I like classic stuff. I like 'The Andy Griffith Show' - the variety of characters was so amazing to me.
J. B. Smoove
I'm sure back in the Greek days or the Roman Empire days, when guys fought in arenas and were fighting lions, people were talking smack. Every era in history has someone talking smack. No way you can have talent and not proclaim your victory.
J. B. Smoove
I can apply myself to the format of 'SNL,' I can apply myself to the format of 'Conan,' but at the same time, I'm still being J. B. Smoove. I'm not changing up my style, I'm not changing up how I think, what's funny to me, my delivery, the way I carry myself.
J. B. Smoove
If your boss asks you why you're comin' in late, you say it's 'cause you stayed late.
J. B. Smoove
For me, standup will always be some part of my life, and other things will move around and find their place.
J. B. Smoove
Live TV has an amazing pace to it. You've got to be able to think quick, make changes last minute, and be funny and fast.
J. B. Smoove
When you speak directly at things and don't say you're going to try to do something or that you hope to do something, the universe will work with you. Think about it this way - a boomerang goes out and comes back to you if you throw it. If you throw it out at the universe, it will come back down to you on Earth.
J. B. Smoove
'The ruckus' is different experiences you go through throughout your life which builds your ruckus points up - your tolerance. You've got to have a high tolerance for dealing with stuff all the time.
J. B. Smoove
I've done everything. Selling door-to-door fire extinguishers... In bars, I used to repair those machines that have 10 different buttons on them to spray club soda and seltzer.
J. B. Smoove
I don't like to dabble in anything I don't do well. I don't talk politics.
J. B. Smoove
I'm big on facial expressions, and I'm big on mannerisms, which I find to be hilarious.
J. B. Smoove
I am addicted to hockey now. I've seen it on TV, but to be there? I had no idea that white people were having so much fun without me.
J. B. Smoove
I believe, even when I'm doing my standup or my acting or whatever I'm doing, I believe in painting pictures.
J. B. Smoove
You don't want to take the world over with a whole hamper full of dirty clothes. That's the main thing people overlook. And take a shower, take a bath every day.
J. B. Smoove
I think what I do in my acting world and what I do in my standup world is bring up a brand that I want to bring across. Once you figure out your brand and what you do, it's kind of easy at that. You end up getting your audience.
J. B. Smoove
I have my website, The Ruckus, which is an Internet site, similar to the Funny or Die format, where people post funny videos. I get a chance to rate their videos; they get a chance to blog and kick it with me.
J. B. Smoove
Improv relies just as much on listening as it does you delivering dialogue. That's the hard for some people. Some people just concentrate on what they're going to say, and they're not listening. You have to listen in order to see where the other person is going to.
J. B. Smoove

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