Zach Galifianakis Quotes
Born: October 1, 1969
I've always been attracted to sad. If you look at Woody Allen movies, he's often playing a sad clown, and it's always been interesting. And angry clown is even more interesting.
I find anger to be funny. I find people that are so wrapped up in their own personalities to be funny, and lost. Like myself in real life.
I watch a happy person doing stand-up, and I go, 'What the hell is this? This person's happy!' You need internal conflict. You need the guy to be out of step with society. It's a tool for comedy.
I think sadness and anger are really fertile ground for comedy. No one is really interested in a happy person doing comedy.
'Baskets' isn't a CBS show. Nothing against that, but this is an off-kilter show on cable that the channel lets you do interesting things. Look, if it works, it works. And if it doesn't, it's just a miniseries.
I don't want to do an edgy show, I didn't want bad language. I think edginess is the new hackiness.
Element of surprise is really fun for me in comedy. I have to be surprised, and everything's been done.
You write things that are of interest to you. There's no focus group.
But comedy is like music, it appeals to some people. Some people like Creed, those people are usually pretty stupid. But they probably also like Carrot Top. I would say that they're part of the same ilk.
I'm terrible about people wanting to take pictures with me. I'm a giant baby about it. They treat you like a cartoon. There's nothing you can do except make light of it.
You're not supposed to be accepting trophies. You're supposed to be in the back being mad that people are getting trophies.
If you see something, say something.
I've always wanted to have a Greek sitcom called Olive Lucy.
I know my face is turning red. I don't want you to interpret it as being embarrassed. It's rage. The color of my face is rage.
When you're doing standup you're kind of doing, 'Hey. I thought of this. This may be funny.'
I love playing a curmudgeon. I just love playing a sour guy.
I do not have a helmet. But this is a wig, so it's a little protective.
My girlfriend and I went to a dinner party the other night and we ended up playing charades. There was another couple there that was deaf. They were so good.
I'm an American so its kind of hard for me to talk about 9/11. So whenever someone brings it up in a conversation, I say 'I didn't like 9/11.'
You know you're getting fat when your socks don't fit.