Words matter. These are the best Josh Gad Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I really love the traditional aspects of Judaism. My wife is born and raised a Catholic and I enjoy celebrating those rituals as well. I am very spiritual but not in any way religious, no.
When I left college, I was out of work for three years. I had this dream of being on ‘SNL,’ and that was all I could imagine.
I think physical comedy is an amazing asset because it tells a story that’s more universal than just language and dialogue. I grew up watching Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. They’re very powerful figures in my life.
I was trained as a straight dramatist.
It’s funny because ‘The Book of Mormon’ is ‘The Book of Mormon’ now. When I was doing it at the very beginning, and I was a part of it for four years and always believed in it, I never really knew if it was going to be more than a convention for ‘South Park’ fans.
I don’t know if I’d call myself a prodigy, but I was a big forensics competitor in high school, and then during college I spent some time working at speech and debate camps as a coach.
I was like a Borscht Belt comedian trapped in the body of a 6-year-old. I was channeling Jackie Mason at 7.
One of my top 10 favorite movies of all time was ‘South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.’ ‘Team America’ is a work of genius to me.
It’s funny, because ‘1600 Penn’ was the first time I really started to read the reviews, because I am an executive producer and I wanted to see what people were enjoying and not enjoying as a means to an end, right?
I feel like Jim Carrey is probably the closest thing to a true physical comedian that we have working today.
I was being flirted with for ‘Modern Family,’ which my wife still hasn’t let me live down, but it’s one of those things where that show is so brilliant because the casting couldn’t be any more perfect. It wouldn’t have been right for me, and I wouldn’t have been right for it.
Religion is interesting because it brings out the best and the worst in humanity. It can be a source of good deeds, whether it’s people from different spiritual backgrounds coming together to help other people in need after a crisis. But it’s also a cause for war and bloodshed.
When you have a kid, it changes your life. It reminds you, this is my life now: I’m responsible for this tiny person. It’s so surreal.
I’m unfortunately very verbose too often.
I was a product of a divorced family and I used humor as a weapon to combat sadness. I used comedy to make my mother laugh in light of the darkness that she faced, and to me it became a very powerful tool at a very young age, at six. I saw how therapeutic it could be.
I went to drama school for four years at Carnegie Mellon, conservatory training before television comedy. I was doing Shakespeare and Chekov plays. It’s about delivering on the promise of a $100,000 education and taking the shackles off and trying the hand at my craft. I’m thrilled with what I’ve seen so far.
How do you top ‘Mormon?’ I get sent scripts all the time and I don’t know what I would do next. What do you do after that? So I think if you do see me onstage, you’ll see me in something dramatic, maybe, or you’ll see me try my hand at something else. Perhaps fail, terribly, but try.
I love polarizing people.
When you’re doing a show like ‘The Book of Mormon,’ you’re completely spent by the time the show is over.
There was a 10- and 8-year difference between us, so my brothers were into tormenting me and I was into getting away from them.
It’s weird to say, but every time I look at my daughter and I see this little living breathing thing that came from me, that represents all of the hopes and dreams that I would want for her, I see a miracle.
Acting comes natural to me. What I do enjoy is meeting people that I’ve idolized for years. I mean, I was talking about bringing up a child with Edie Falco yesterday.
Coming off of ‘Book of Mormon,’ I had a lot of opportunities. I didn’t want to do TV, actually. I really wanted to get paid nothing and keep doing theater at all costs.
When you’re doing a pilot, you’re doing it in this bubble that almost works against the creative impulse. You don’t have time to get to know the actors first, and you have three writers, as opposed to a room full of writers.
Hollywood is the kind of place that takes what you do well in one thing and manufactures it so the joy can be taken out of it.