Always Trying Quotes

To me, being brave is an element that is so important with stand-up comedy. It’s not essential. There are many comics who were just funny, and that’s fine, too. But that’s never been what I was trying to do in comedy. I was always trying to do something that involved not pandering to the audience.

As an elected official who comes from the African-American community, there are some similarities. You are always trying to reconcile your own personal biography and affiliations with the demands of the broader democracy. And you need to make sure you are representing everybody.