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It takes a week to do a sitcom in Hollywood. I do a show a day in my studio, three or four shows a week.
When I was a kid I never knew the difference between a sitcom and a drama. I just knew what my parents were watching and what was making them happy.
I don't think I could ever do a network sitcom because the humor is often based on some trite circumstance. I don't want to be a part of a show where it's mostly about coming up with the jokes.
The Monkees was a straight sitcom, we used the same plots that were on the other situation comedies at the time. So the music wasn't threatening, we weren't threatening.
A lot of times I would go into a room and audition for whatever sitcom it was and they would expect me to do sort of what my dad was doing and I am not him so they would be disappointed and I would feel nervous and not know exactly how to do it.
I always wanted to be on a sitcom.
But I was ready for it and I knew I could do it. I've just turned 40, I have a son and I feel more settled and driven than ever. I think my 40s will be my most prolific time. It's a very rare life you get to lead as a sitcom guy.
Well, usually, when you're doing a sitcom, you get a script and every word or for the most part, is written. So, you know, if it's a 30-minute sitcom, then it's a 35-page script or something like that.
What you aspire to on a sitcom is the feeling of live comedy.
When you end a successful sitcom, the most sensible thing to do is go back to the theater.
I can't imagine doing an hour-long dramatic series because it's so much work. A sitcom is a wonderful gig. You work from 10 to 4 every day, it's fun, and you get to live at home.
I thought The Office was good, though I didn't think of it as a sitcom, just as a very good programme.
When I first started I was always known as The Girl on the Sitcom with the Funny Voice.
Some writers and producers are currently writing a sitcom for me, so we'll see what happens there. I'm somewhat reluctant to talk about some of the upcoming projects that I'm working on; I've a lot of stuff on the go, including five pictures that I'm looking at producing.
I would consider a half hour sitcom if the script was good.
I had done the sitcom thing to lesser and lesser degrees of success.
David Alan Grier
I think it is very sad that 'sitcom' has become a pejorative term.
Definitely not a sitcom, that's my first condition. No sitcoms.
The thing you can't let go of is gravity. The reality of gravity in writing. If someone says something really mean in a sitcom, and the next wave isn't a reaction to the reality of that, you start losing relatability. In a lot of romantic comedies, they throw out the rules of life.
Michael Patrick King
I would never do another sitcom. It was so boring I wanted to pull my fingernails off.
There's no audience to wonderfully get in your way when you're doing a single-camera anything, whether it's a sitcom or drama or film. And I do mean that in the best way.
When I came out of my mom's womb, I had 'sitcom' stamped on my forehead.
Doing a sitcom is like doing a play - you rehearse for three or four days, and then you shoot what you rehearsed on Friday night in front of an audience. An hour-long drama is like shooting a movie. You're shooting 13-14 hour days. The endurance itself is different.
My wife, Katey Sagal, has transformed herself from a sitcom cartoon to a dramatic powerhouse.
If I could live a parallel life, I would be a sitcom star; being in front of a live audience would be great.
Being on a sitcom stops me from getting Alzheimer's.
I probably would be continuing to do voice-overs, continuing to do cartoon shows, and at the same time I'd probably be on a sitcom or a dramatic television show.
It would be interesting if this sitcom works, so I could be doing one thing all the time instead of going back and forth between all this different media which I sort of thrive on, I'm a bit of a moving target in that way.
Sitcom hours are silly easy compared to drama. Whenever an actor on a sitcom complains, I feel like smacking them!
You simply cannot do a sitcom by committee. It will not work. You've got to have one or two clean, creative voices in charge, and there's got to be some faith by the studio and network in those people to make the right choices.
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