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Well, the coffeehouse audiences never know what they're going to get, and all the comics are different, as opposed to when you go to a club, and they're pretty much all telling jokes with set-ups and punchlines. Coffeehouse audiences are the most forgiving: They really listen, which is the best part.
I've always operated under the notion that audiences don't always know when they're being lied to, but that they always know when they're being told the truth.
I want to keep audiences off balance, so they don't know who I am or how to take me. If I duck and weave, as Frank Bruno might say, I'll have a longer shelf life.
I know two kinds of audiences only - one coughing, and one not coughing.
I have zero interest in performing in films to try to convey any kind of message. My job is to be entertaining. There's a very different point of view about messages in films in Europe than there is in the States. Audiences rebel because they feel that they are being preached to.
Audiences want great story telling; it's why white people watch my show 'Black in America.' It's why black people watch 'Latina in America.' All of that is statistically shown and proven but it was because it was good story telling about people who were outsiders.
The good and wonderful thing about my whole career is that I've always felt that the audience, if I do it well, will track wherever I go, whether it's President or a lawyer or bad guy or good. All I have to do is execute the material enough where they buy into it. I've had the great luxury of the audiences accepting that.
The Supreme Court is having a hard time integrating schools. What chance do I have to integrate audiences?
Nat King Cole
Every decade or so, Hollywood has an epiphany. It turns out faith-based audiences enjoy going to the movies, too.
Let's put it this way: art house theaters are vanishing. They have almost disappeared completely, and that means there's a shift in what audiences want to see. And they have to be aware of that and be realistic. It's as simple as that.
Audiences don't ever disappoint me, in the sense that movies I feel really good about, they usually feel really good about too.
I do think that my Indian classical audiences thought I was sacrificing them through working with George; I became known as the 'fifth Beatle.' In India, they thought I was mad.
I try to address my audiences intelligently. The man in the street counts, but sometimes he forgets that he counts.
Your lineage and surname become irrelevant after your first film. Audiences do not care.
I was lucky that audiences in Mexico liked my work. I was even luckier when I got to do movies and plays with my brothers.
Comedy club audiences pay up to $25 per person and another fistful of cash to cover a two-drink minimum, so when they don't like something, they let you know - with silence.
I don't think you can really make television based on what you think audiences want. You can only make stories that you like, because you have to watch it so many times.
I listen to the audience and try and bounce with them. All audiences are different. But they are all homo sapiens.
I really like reaching out and seeing the audience - they're potential audiences! And on occasion I can make them excited about going to the theater again, if they've ceased or gone less.
Whenever I sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart,' the way people sing along with me still excites me. It's one of the songs that audiences know all the lyrics to, and they sing along with me, and it makes me so happy. People also know my songs 'Holding out for a Hero' and 'Lost in France,' and this gives me so much joy on stage.
I am not doing comedy because the genre is successful. If that was the case, I would have done a run-of-the-mill comedy film. I set my own trends. I like to give something new and different to my audiences. I want to do the kind of comedy that has been missing till now.
My mother was a children's librarian. I remember when traditional stories were revised for modern audiences until they bore only a nodding acquaintance with the originals, but were released as 'authentic Indian stories' when they were, in fact, nothing of the kind.
The difference between critics and audiences is that one is a group of humans and one is not.
Cricket cannot afford to throw up meaningless games before its benefactors, which is what spectators and television audiences are.
As a performing group, the Beatles began by playing old rock favorites, for dancing, to tough audiences in Liverpool and Hamburg. When they began writing seriously, they discovered that they couldn't compose in the early American rock tradition.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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