Slavery is the most insane thing... I don't know that we've ever seen in history, but it's got to be close. The idea of slavery is such a base impulse. It's like, "I'm going to kidnap you and then you're going to do everything I want." Like, what? And then there's the historical aspect. It had a huge effect on human history.

— Neal Brennan

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When I say the n-word, black people are clear that I'm on their side.

And it's not disingenuous - I am on black people's side, clearly.

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Team America must have been the biggest pain in the ass.

And if we want to talk well-organized, they got Bill Pope, who is the DP on The Matrix, because he was just like, "I want to do something less serious."

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With comics it's very close, like, "I don't want to say anything onstage that I wouldn't say offstage." Or vice versa. I say "faggot" in my special and in the joke I am the faggot, if that makes sense.

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There are words that I wouldn't say because they hurt people's feelings.

I just happen to be a white guy who writes for a lot of black comedians but if I wrote for a lot of gay comedians there might be stuff I would say then.

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Movies are grander, with (in my experience) more heavy weight chefs in the kitchen: the studio, the producers, the writers. All of them get to weigh in and you have to listen to all of them because they hired you. With TV, it's a way smaller scale, with only a few people weighing in.

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People get way too much credit at funerals.

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If you're into social justice it's hard not to be on black people's side.

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The rules may seem obvious but when you think about them they're not.

For somebody who has my job they're not as obvious as one would think.

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There was a thing in the Andy Kaufman movie that Jim Carrey [Man On The Moon] about how he would do it. I didn't even see the movie. I read the script. But someone asked me, "Do you know what the best part of the Jim Carrey/Andy Kaufman movie is?" And I said, "me lee see ree bee." I just knew that would be the best part.

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Whoever has the most at stake should have the most power.

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I think that [Eddie Murphy's famous "White Like Me"] is probably the first time I thought, "Oh. Being black is different. That is a totally different experience."

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If the word police want to come and get me, they can come and get me.

If someone wants to blog about me, fine. The bloggers can come and get me. I clearly say the n-word in public, eight times. I think that's the count.

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About Neal Brennan

Quotes 22 sayings
Profession Comedian
Birthday 1974

Models never say, "I'm hot." They say, "Look at these clothes." Whereas, with comedy, you have to say, "I'm hot."

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I'm making fun of midwestern homophobia [in the joke], but I'm still saying faggot. And almost every month as I'm doing that joke it gets five percent less of a laugh.

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The victory of the show is in the writing.

Coming up with sketches and stand-up bits. The rest is just hitting buttons on a machine more or less.

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If there are older black people in the audience that I can see I will not say the n-word. I know they grew up with a different meaning.

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Brent Weinbach made [Gangster Party Line].

I guess I saw it when it first came out. And that is so goddamn funny to me. The guys are real dudes and they're not good, but they're also good enough.

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I think it's naïve to think white people aren't singing along directly!

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I just think [Gangster Party Line] is funny and stupid and all the dudes in it are real dudes. It's just a funny construction.

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[Robert Smigel] is one of the greatest comedy writers in the last 50 years.

"TV Funhouse" and Triumph and all those sketches.He's really unique, and he has an amazing comedy mind.

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I guess I like people doing roasts in public. That's my thing.

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