Words matter. These are the best Jermaine Fowler Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I have a lot of energy, and as you get to know me, you will quickly learn that! I channel my energy into my acting, my writing, everything.
‘Crashing’ was my first scripted TV gig.
I used to record ‘Futurama’ episodes on my cassette player and play it to help me go to sleep.
I was influenced by a lot of comedy growing up, I had good parents. They were funny, too. My mom was hilarious; my dad was hilarious. I guess being at home around the environment was just a good stage to get started.
Broadcast TV has a very classy but old-fashioned way of doing television. That’s what it’s always going to be. But you’ve still got to introduce young talent and ideas and shows to the masses. That’s the way you build a bigger and younger audience, introducing younger writers, comics, TV shows to viewers.
I like glazed donuts.
My friend gave me a VHS tape of Eddie Murphy’s ‘Raw.’ I watched it so many times, I fell in love with it. I would watch it every day, just picking it apart. And then I started doing open mics around Maryland and D.C.: that’s where I’m from. And I haven’t stopped since.
CBS garners a predominately older white audience, and by having a show like ‘Superior Donuts’ on their weekly programming, it distorts what people are used to seeing in a positive way. It’s a show I think was necessary.
I make my own opportunities no matter what.
I did my first set at a talent show, and I couldn’t finish because the judges didn’t like my jokes. They were ‘offensive.’
In Hollywood, it’s not what you know but who you know.
I was always causing trouble in school. Doing impressions of Bart Simpson, interrupting class – I liked the attention and entertaining people.
I was raised watching sitcoms, and I love long-form comedy.
I love comedy, but more than that, I love comedy that has a message and that has some stakes.
I’m a ’90s kid. I can’t wait until the day when more people start appreciating the ’90s.
Flying is just such a hassle. If I had a million dollars, I would teleport.
I like whatever I’m doing to have depth.
In entertainment, if you have a message in a film, no one wants to be spoon-fed the message. No one wants to be told how to feel. At least, I don’t.
Comedians play off of social commentary.
As comics if you aren’t rubbing people the wrong way, to me, you suck.
I want to star in an action-comedy, like ‘The Rock’ or ‘Con Air.’ Those are the movies I wanted to star in since I was a kid.
I’m pretty much a comic that dwells on what happened to me instead of what’s happening to me.
I don’t know what the secret to doing standup well is, but I do know the goal is to be yourself as much as possible. And working harder than everyone else.
I’ve always navigated my way around the comedy writing rooms because I didn’t want to cater to this side and that side; I just wanted to be liked by everybody.
I’m a comic; we get hecklers every night! It’s really just part of the job.
I don’t do anything for press.
I do everything with a purpose, and I don’t really pay attention to the negativity.
My dad kicked me out of the house when I was 18. I was supposed to go to community college. I wasn’t really into going because I wanted to do stand-up, and he felt I was wasting my time.
Man, that’s all I can do, just be myself.
Humor and comedy have always been the best way to deal with real life issues and just reality.
Black Panther is a cool superhero and all, but let’s be honest: He doesn’t quite have the legs to prop up a blockbuster on his own.
We can all agree that the best part of ‘Black Panther’ was his female army, the Dora Milaje. They made the movie.
I worked check-to-check, worked in dead-end jobs my whole life before I got into stand-up, and even during stand-up, I was working at a retail job and Starbucks, all those places.
‘V for Vendetta’ is an amazing movie, and it had an obvious message, but it was done so perfectly. I got out of the movie, and I wanted to march so hard. I wanted to be an activist.
I grew up watching shows like ‘Martin’ and ‘Fresh Prince’ and ‘Moesha,’ and I was inspired by all these shows. When I was growing up, there were so many black people in TV. That’s just the world I was around.
I could never lie to someone to benefit myself, so telemarketing was something I was terrible at!
I’m a movie fanatic. I watch probably four movies a day – not because I’m a lunatic, but because I just love movies.
I’ve never been the guy to sit back and wait until someone approved something I was passionate about.
I started pursuing stand-up comedy in 12th grade.
When I got nominated class clown in school, I remember my mom said, ‘Don’t be no clown.’ So I went to my vice principal in my school and said, ‘Can we change this to just the funniest?’