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Gags die, humor doesn't.
If you start to disrespect the character you're playing, or play it too much for laughs, that can work for a sketch, it will sell some gags, but it's all technique. It's like watching a juggler - you can be impressed by it, but it's not going to touch you in any way.
I'd feel guilty just doing gags.
I find it hilarious that there are academics who try to analyse chemical changes in the brains of students while exposing them to gags.
The two great things about computer CG stuff are I can now do gags I would never have dreamed of in the old day.
George A. Romero
A lot of those comics can't hold down relationships and they've got no other life apart from performing. They sleep in their Jags and a lot of them can't even talk. All they can do is tell gags.
I love visual gags and gimmicks; I love them.
I failed to get into drama school, and my best friend told me I should do stand-up instead. I was always doing gags and voices, so he booked a gig for me without telling me. I only had four days to write it. I did a seven-minute set; the first four minutes were terrible, but the last two were amazing.
We then took a shortened version of what we'd been doing in the pubs, with the best gags and things like that, out to cabaret clubs and things in the north of England for six weeks. And we became a big success.
He wasn't Bugs without the gags we gave him.
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