Sex can lead to nasty things like herpes, gonorrhea, and something called relationships.
It’s nice to be important, but it’s also important to be nice. Never forget that.
A good wife must be strong enough to pull a plough and have a very erotic physique.
I think if you come from a history of persecution you have to develop a sense of humour.
Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
I remember, when I was in university I studied history, and there was this one major historian of the Third Reich, Ian Kershaw. And his quote was, ‘The path to Auschwitz was paved with indifference.’ I know it’s not very funny being a comedian talking about the Holocaust, but I think it’s an interesting idea that not everyone in Germany had to be a raving anti-Semite. They just had to be apathetic.
To single out a particular group and say we can’t make a joke about them is almost a form of prejudice and it’s kind of patronizing.
I saw some amazing, beautiful, invigorating parts of America, but I saw some dark parts of America, an ugly side of America, a side of America that rarely sees the light of day. I refer, of course, to the anus and testicles of my co-star, Ken Davitian.
On the other side of the spectrum, you see someone like Donald Trump, who is using as the basis of his campaign political incorrectness. It’s clearly intentional. He’d have to be a complete moron just to coincidentally insult Mexicans, and women, and disabled people, and Muslims. So clearly he’s using it as a vote winner. But I think with comedians there’s a responsibility.
Thank you to every American who has not sued me so far.
There’s a joke in the movie…it’s got a fairytale ending, and this is a spoiler: Donald Trump does contract HIV. I think people are upset about that, mainly because they feel the reputation of AIDS has been destroyed by associating it with Donald Trump.
I think you can be politically incorrect, but there’s some responsibility with that. You’ve got to make sure that you are not condoning or bolstering any racial or other stereotypes. You’ve got to be free to make jokes, but just make sure…you don’t want to go and black face somewhere to just prove a point. If it’s insulting and offensive just for the sake of it that’s problematic.
For a number of years in England nobody had any idea what I looked like.
Jews have a tendency to become comedians.
The worrying thing is there’s so much latent hatred of the guy [Donald Trump] and this guy isn’t even president yet.
Normally in dangerous situations I have a getaway car.
Don’t listen to me. I’m not a politician. I know nothing about politics. But people are cheering when something very bad happens to him [Donald Trump]. So that’s got to make you think before voting for him.
We say that “to let woman drive a car is like to let monkey fly a plane”.
I enjoyed being anonymous.
I don’t know if I’m brave.
I think in all small towns, all kind of working class communities around the world. They are kind of similar.
Dictators are ludicrous characters, and, you know, in my career and in my life, I’ve always enjoyed sort of inhabiting these ludicrous, larger-than-life characters that somehow exist in the real world.
I think pulling off, pulling off a kind of fake documentary of me being a, you know, actual dictator would have been extremely difficult, if not impossible.
I’ve never really done any interviews as myself.
I have been incredibly fortunate to be able to work with good directors and for me it’s not really a plan each time I’m on a set with one of them; I think about what I can learn from them because I’m very aware that my filmmaking skills are very modest.