People know me. I'm not going to produce any cartwheels out there. I'm not going to belong on Comedy Central. I'll always be a tennis player, not a celebrity.— Pete Sampras
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It’s the ultimate pinnacle of stand-up to have an hour on HBO, but way more people see Comedy Central and they’ve been good to me.
I can stand by a tweet. But Comedy Central said they couldn't publicly support me, unless I deleted it. I wasn't about to tell the people who work for me that they didn't have jobs anymore because I wasn't going to delete a stupid tweet.
There's this other world where all comedians want to do is make funny videos.
Typically what's happened in the past is that a comedian gets a standup career and over the course of 20 years builds it up to the point where Comedy Central gives them a sketch show.
I hate being mean. I watch those roasts on Comedy Central and they make the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
Comedy Central made me delete the Boston Marathon joke.
I wasn't happy about it but, despite popular belief, I can occasionally be a team player.
I'm also doing a special for Comedy Central called Autobiography.
It's going to be a spoof of Biography.
When I started stand-up - and this is in the '90s - there was definitely people hadn't watched decades of Comedy Central, where people are really much more educated on stand-up comedy.
Comedy Central was a great network, but 'Chappelle's Show' took it to a completely different level. Other shows got bigger because so many viewers were watching the 'Chappelle' reruns. For BET, the 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' has that same potential.
I've asked Comedy Central, and they just say, "I don't know.
" It took Showtime two years to put my special on DVD. Owning your own content is the single most important thing in the world.
The Westerns I like aren't really comedies.
I'm drawn to the scope of them and the land as a central character.
I came home in the afternoon to sleep, and there was this e-mail from Comedy Central saying they were interested in having me be part of this new show called 'Jump Cuts'! So I called them right away, and the producer started laughing and said, 'We sent that e-mail one minute ago - you're so fast!'
Honestly we never lied to people about who we were.
Usually the wackier interviews came to pass because the interview subjects, aware that we were Comedy Central, just wanted to get their stories out.
The one that was most fun was That's My Bush;
the part that I did for Comedy Central. That was a hoot. That was more fun that one should be allowed to have.
It's funny because I think a lot of it is simply.
.. We've never considered ourselves satirists, but because we're on Comedy Central and because we're South Park on Comedy Central, we can do any topic we want.
There was so long from when we did the pilot and then when the show was eventually picked up by Comedy Central - and, in fact, we had to shoot the pilot twice.
We have more information - a glut of information - than ever before, and perhaps less knowledge. That's what's peculiar. And the only way you can deal with it, I suppose, is to make fun of it. I would rather watch Comedy Central for the news than I'd like to watch any other program on television. Maybe that shows you the state of affairs.
[ Hosting Saturday Night Live ] paved the way for Parks And Rec and The Grinder, the Comedy Central Roast, and that whole side of my career.
When I had my Comedy Central roast, David [Spade] was my first choice to be roastmaster, because I adore him. He's funny as hell, and nobody is meaner.
Having done stand-up on television and in stand-up specials for like Comedy Central, you learn quickly that for that type of performance you're playing to the camera.
As a news person, you can't spend all your time responding to a Comedy Central star. It's not what we do.
Comedy Central wanted to do a show with me, I had a couple failures under my belt with them already, but they still wanted to try something else. They came to me and said they wanted to do something that was internet focused and created original content on their site, so they could compete with the funny or dies and what not. So that was the premise, and they gave us a small amount of money, $5000, and from there it turned into the show.
That's what's nice about being on Comedy Central. You can't show your boobs even if you wanted to.
I think Comedy Central and probably all channels are on their way toward being apps accessible on whatever the Roku of the future is.
Few years ago [Donald] Trump was being roasted by Comedy Central.
They always have rules about things that you can't joke about. Donald Trump's rule at that time, the only thing that you couldn't joke about was a suggestion that he has less money that he claimed to.
Comedy Central was really impressed by how quickly we got everyone to sign the releases for the CD. They've never seen anything that quick.
Brian Posehn went up at 4:45 in the morning.
And he gets lost at a certain point. I don't know if we kept him getting lost on the CD. That joke isn't as technically well delivered as I'm sure it is in his Comedy Central special. But the whole disk has this looseness and flavor to it where anything can happen that a lot of people will prefer.
The second disk was taped at our all-night anniversary show.
And some of those sets are taped at like 4:30 or 5 in the morning, when people are a little groggy and not doing what they would do if they knew it was being recorded. That said, that disk has an entirely different flavor. It's more experimental. It has more of the newcomers on it. It has people doing stuff that you won't see on Comedy Central or HBO specials.
I think everybody has a point where they're not going to cross that line.
There were a couple of things with Comedy Central that we had to fight for. They were pretty cool about everything. I don't think there was anything we really fought for that didn't happen.
Comedy Central does a really good job of finding totally different comedies.
I just think 'Broad City' - Comedy Central's answer to 'Girls' - is the best thing that's been put on television in years. It's amazing.
I think all the funny people were bullied.
When they talk about outlawing bullying, it's like, what? You want no Comedy Central?
As far as standup, everybody has a vehicle they are driving.
If what you do works, it's like playing golf. If you can master that one swing over and over again, you will be successful. That's what standup is. You have to have a central move and it has to be yours. You have to own your comedy, own what you do.
Comedy Central made their own awards show. They were named best comedy channel.
The crooks downtown figured out that comedy is like a hammer.
It can put up a barn and it can knock down a wall. So they bought it outright and marketed it as Comedy Central.