I'm part Maori. My mum's Maori, and she raised me. And my grandma, she's Maori.

— Jemaine Clement

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In real life I'm very low-key. A wallflower. One of the reasons I went into comedy and acting was that I was sick of being shy.


I miss the city Bret and I live in, Wellington.

It's a good place to be creative, in the same way New York is.


They're turnin' kids into slaves just to make cheaper sneakers But what's the real cost 'cause the sneakers don't seem that much cheaper Why are we still payin' so much for sneakers when you got them made by little slave kids? What are your overheads?!


The writing is just a boring job. It's just a horrible job.


There are a lot of difficult situations that lead to awkwardness.


I'm actively going out onto the porch and noodling around on my guitar.


I try to have a balance of things you like and things you don't like about a character. But once you start that, all these scripts are like, "You play the douchebag friend of Ashton Kutcher." It's all these characters that are overconfident or hyper-masculine.


I can only think of one wacky best friend who I thought was awesome: Rhys Ifans in 'Notting Hill.' He really nailed the wacky best friend.


I grew up in front of a TV.


Well, I grew up in the '80s, which was a really massive time for sci-fi.


What do I think of L.A.? It's boring, with some amazing nuggets. Like there are some parts of it that are great, but by and large I think it's quite boring.


I don't think I'm cut out to be a supervillain.

I think I'd be a supervillain that would exercise some form of mind control. Rather than war, I'd force people to get on with each other and I'd force people to argue reasonably about things rather than be polemical. So I'd be a supervillain that makes everyone get on, but forcefully. There would be no choice about it. No free will.


About Jemaine Clement

Quotes 18 sayings
Profession Comedian
Birthday January 10, 1974

I think that would be great, if I could be in a city and wasn't even allowed to work.


There's something funny about being on a big stage and not making a big effort to fill it up.


The book is even quirkier, but it's hard to bring all of that stuff to a movie.

With a book, you use your imagination more and create your own way to make it all make sense.


They don't get along with me, but I get along with other people.


I'm a real pawn-shopper.