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I did stand-up, weird and ignorant stuff about my career – anything for a laugh.
What I really enjoy the most is seeing what the crowd likes. I enjoy making people laugh.
My mother, Yolanda, was a little girl who never grew up, and sometimes we would laugh, and I would say things like, ‘Okay, so now it looks like I am your mother and you are my daughter,’ to which she would reply, ‘Well, yes. Handle it and pamper me.’
People do not come to a Penn & Teller show to see a magic show. They just don’t. They come to see weird stuff that they can see no place else, that will make them laugh and make the little hairs stand up on the backs of their necks.
I take life very seriously. I can laugh at it, because what else can you do? But it’s a hard daily battle.
In the playground, I always made people laugh; I used to charge them three pence for an impression of a teacher. It kept me in toffees.
Why not share with the world the way it is and tell them my feelings about my cat, and how I played with my kids, and how addicted to Christmas time I am, and the smell of pine needles and hearing my kids laugh.
Activism isn’t about holding your faults up to the light. That’s what comedy is about, it’s about saying, ‘Look at this person who is so flawed and frail and damaged. And we’re all this frail and damaged so let’s laugh at it.’
The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.
‘The Bill Engvall Show’ is a comedy about a middle-class family in the Midwest. It’s a great family show to watch if you want to laugh and unwind.
And I began to tell little anecdotes that had happened to me, and people would laugh. And I began to like that, you know. But I knew that, ’cause I’d do that in school, but I wouldn’t do it out there in front of all them people.
Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.
Old radio comedy makes me laugh, as well as ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue’ and comedians like Paul Merton.
All my boys make me laugh.
I think I have to laugh about the fact that I grew up in public. All these weird stages in my teenage years are documented. Why did no one tell me how terrible some of those outfits were?