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I loved Stephen Wright, and I loved Mitch Hedberg, but they seemed like geniuses you could never emulate. You'd just be ripping them off.

I loved Stephen Wright, and I loved Mitch Hedberg, but they seemed like geniuses you could never emulate. You'd just be ripping them off.

I like seeing what the comedian thinks is funny, not just what they think I'll think is funny. ---->>>

That's the worst way you can hear about comedy material: from a third person's blog story that they wrote when they were upset. ---->>>

Everyone has the same kind of fears; everyone has the same big problems in the world, which is, like, fear of death and 'I hope horrible things don't happen to my family,' but they do. And I think people laugh at them as this great release. ---->>>

I had written for Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman in the past. Jimmy had a different voice, and different priorities. He couldn't be the bad guy in the joke; he couldn't upset people, really. ---->>>

I think a theater show is a pure version of me doing my material. The theater crowd is a bit more polite, there really aren't hecklers, and there are a lot of people there to see me, and they're excited about the jokes and hanging out with me for a show. ---->>>

In the second grade, I would just get bored and a joke would pop into my head and I would have to say it. It was almost like I had some brilliant novel in my head that I had to get down, and I would interrupt class all the time and get in trouble. ---->>>

I'm not the voice of reason; I'm more the guy using these offensive topics as fodder to raise tension in a joke. ---->>>

I enjoyed writing for someone else's voice, but I wasn't very good at it. ---->>>

The driving force behind doing everything that I've been doing for 11 years as a stand-up is having problems with authority and not liking to be told what to do. ---->>>

I would write 100 jokes a day. Most of them were terrible. But I just said, 'I'll write more than everybody else, and that's how I'll get better.' ---->>>

I'm not just offensive, I'm very smart about the way that I do it, and that takes a lot of time. People say that young comics shouldn't be trying these things. That's ridiculous. You should try everything and see what sticks. ---->>>

I don't think people shouldn't try to be edgy, but you have to take what the audience says to you in consideration. ---->>>

Every comic went through their Mitch Hedberg phase - the glasses, the hair in the face - and you knew immediately when they were doing it. ---->>>

On Twitter, when someone would die, I would write a joke. Or if there's a tragedy, I would write a joke and tweet it. That was my thing, and then at a certain point, people started demanding it. ---->>>

I feel like every first episode of a TV show is bad, you know, and it always improves. ---->>>

I never knew if I would get my own show, but I knew I loved stand-up. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-22, 1978
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Occupation: Comedian

Anthony Jeselnik ( JES-…ôl-nik; born December 22, 1978) is an American comedian, writer, actor, and producer. He is known for his dark comedy style, which emphasizes ironic misdirection, non sequiturs, biting insults, an arrogant demeanour, and a stage persona that frequently takes amoral stances. Jeselnik was a writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in its first season and hosted a Comedy Central Presents in 2009 (wikipedia)