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Black culture is a fight. We want to hold on to what we are, but sometimes the things that we are can be totally negative. You have to think: can't we try something new and not be seen as suspect?
I try to be me to the utmost.
I felt like high school for me was like a big whirlpool of me trying to figure out what was OK for me to do.
Also, I realized a lot of kids are listening to me. Whether I want to be or not, they're looking up to me.
We put stereotypes on ourselves. Everybody does that. But I think it's just a little harder for black kids to just be who they are.
I have an obsession with books about kids with Asperger's syndrome.
When anybody pays you to be creative, you're very lucky.
Careers very rarely are a waste of time; jobs usually are.
Usually, if I think something is really funny, I'm not gonna test it. I'll just test it when I'm onstage.
I'm very impatient, so I was like, 'I want to be able to do whatever I want now.' But even the biggest stars - you look back and they weren't overnight.
Black men struggle with masculinity so much. The idea that we must always be strong really presses us all down - it keeps us from growing.
But I just think I was lucky enough to figure out early on that I wanted to do comedy, so that's what I put all my effort into.
I'm probably going to get in trouble for this but 'American Dad' is one of my favourite shows. It gets very dark in places but the jokes are there.
If you're on Twitter, what you're saying is, 'I'm important enough for you to care what I think.'
The only reason I'm able to do music is because I'm making money on 'Community.' If I wasn't, I couldn't pay for things.
Twitter does have an effect on everything - things you put out there, they are out there for good.
The thing about stand-up was, I was doing all this sketch and YouTube stuff where I was not being censored and I got to do my own thing, and it was really cool.
I call 'Community' the best day job in the world, because between takes, I get to write music. I get to write sketches. I get to write movies. It's the best job ever.
I personally don't believe people really grow. They just learn stuff when they were a kid, and hold on to it, and that affects every relationship they have.
I started doing '30 Rock' and started writing 'Mystery Team' at the beginning of that. While I was doing 'Mystery Team,' I started practicing stand-up. While I was doing stand up, I got 'Community.' It's like I planted trees six years ago, and now they have fruit.
Writing is a very strenuous thing - it's like banging your head against a wall. At the end of the day, acting is better, just because nobody ever asked me if I wanted a Pellegrino in the writer's room.
I think it's a comedian's job to make everything funny. Nothing is off-limits.
A lot of the rap shows I saw as a kid were boring, but if you went to a Rage show or a Justice show, the kids were losing their minds.
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