Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.

God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.

God is a comic, playing to an audience that's afraid to laugh.

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You've got a song you're singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you've got to make them think that you're one of them sitting out there with them too. They've got to be able to relate to what you're doing.

When you're singing you can hear the echo of people in the audience singing every single word with you, and that was that big dream that I had for myself. It's happening.

The dream is to keep surprising yourself, never mind the audience.

Glory is largely a theatrical concept.

There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience.

The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.

If you want an audience start a fight.

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

It is not whether you really cry. It's whether the audience thinks you are crying.

My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure.

The audience only pays attention as long as you know where you are going.

Everybody goes through a stage where you have it.

And, all of a sudden, you don't have it anymore. You get older and the audience gets younger.

The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh, at a minimum of once every fifteen seconds.

I'm not sure why no one wants to admit there's a viable audience out there that believes in God and wants to see a movie with their family. The demand is there. The supply is not.

Trying to guess what the (mass) audience wants and then trying to satisfy that is usually a bad recipe for getting something good.

I'm always shy in front of an audience, so I'm always at the back, in the shadows, just doing it. I don't like the front, the adulation.

When the audience leaves, I'd like them to feel positive when they go.

Above all, ignore the audience....

If I miss one day of practice, I notice it.

If I miss two days, the critics notice it. If I miss three days, the audience notices it.

I want to be true to the character and maintain some consistency and give the audience what they love while at the same time keeping things fresh and grow the character.

If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.

Sometimes you don't know what you've got until you put it in front of an audience - and the enthusiasm for the show from the audience has been just incredible.

It appeared as if I had invited the audience into the water with me, and it conveyed the sensation that being in there was absolutely delicious.

The best audience is one that is intelligent, well-educated, and a little drunk.

I hate the actor and audience business.

An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment.

Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.

I made some mistakes in drama. I thought the drama was when the actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.

There's more bad music in jazz than any other form.

Maybe that's because the audience doesn't really know what's happening.

Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.

The play was a great success, but the audience was a disaster.

A politician's words reveal less about what he thinks about his subject than what he thinks about his audience.

When I'm talking to a large audience, I imagine that I'm talking to a single person.

I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away.

Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.

An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark -- that is critical genius.

A theme is a memory aid, it helps you through the presentation just as it also provides the thread of continuity for your audience.

Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified.

Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn't had an audience, and lines to speak?

The primary function of a theater is not to please itself, or even to please its audience. It is to serve talent.

I'm trying to sell every audience something; that something is me.

When I was onstage doing the work, adrenaline killed the pain because I never hurt in front of an audience.

Dark comedy is very difficult. You have to bring the audience in and push them away at the same time.

My sense of responsibility to the audience is to screen things that they would never see in a local theater.

I think that by ignoring the show you're ignoring the audience who put you there.

I'm really only happy when I'm on stage.

I just feed off the energy of the audience. That's what I'm all about - people and laughter.

Stage is about imperfections and working with them, whether it be from you or the audience.

Never in the history of cinema has a medium entertained an audience.

It's what you do with the medium.