Words matter. These are the best Billy Gardell Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
And what’s great is, you know, while ‘Mike and Molly’ are working on their health, that’s their flaw, the people that surround them are actually- that’s the mess. Those two have it together the most.
Stand-up will always come first. I’ve been doing it for 22 years, and nothing compares to that connection you have with the audience. It’s euphoric.
Whenever I realize I’m being a goofball, I write it down. When I release the joke onstage, I love watching the effect it has on the audience. No one wants to see someone talk who takes themselves too seriously.
I’ve been trying to watch my weight a bit, but when I come to Las Vegas, all bets are off. I get enough healthy food in L.A. where the food is the size of a quarter and costs $40 – when I’m in Vegas, I want a steak!
I come from a working-class family in Pittsburgh, whereas ‘Mike & Molly’ deals with the working class in Chicago. I swear a little, but I pretty much talk the same. It’s not like when you see someone like Tim Allen and he’s a lot bluer onstage.
I mean, yeah, I want to lose some weight! I’m doing the best I can.
I always like to find those little mom-and-pop sandwich places, or diners. Those are my favorite kind of places.
The quickest way to defuse fear or insecurity or anger is usually humor. I think comics figure that out quickly, and, once you figure it out, you think, ‘Hey, if I can do this and get paid, that would be kind of cool.’
‘Mike & Molly’ exists in a world where we don’t just say a snarky line, make a crazy face, and walk out of the room. There’s actually some tender moments here, too.
I’m from Minnesota! I used to work Knuckleheads at the Mall of America as a stand-up. I spent New Year’s there once. I’m not trying to namedrop.
You know, I’m playing the Mirage in Vegas, the main room… About 5 percent of all comics end up as the main headliner on the Vegas Strip, so that’s a big deal for me. Getting to do my stand-up the way I have this summer is really what I’ve dreamed of since I was about 10 years old.
I like those older theaters – the acoustics are perfect, I mean, you just have that feel of there’s been a thousand shows in there and now you get to be one.
As a comic, I’ve heard gunshots while I’m trying to get to sleep. I’ve performed where people wanted to do you harm after the show because of something you said.
You start realizing that maybe you’re the one night a month that people have out, and they don’t need to hear your political views or how dark you can get. They just want to laugh for an hour and go home. Once I wrapped my head around that, my act evolved accordingly.