When I was younger I wanted to be a big movie star who'd get to be funny on talk shows and then I wanted to retire and write science fiction.
Americans know as much about Canada as straight people do about gays. Americans arrive at the border with skis in July, and straight people think that being gay is just a phase. A very long phase.
Why is being outed such a big deal? When I find out that someone's gay, my respect for them increases tenfold.
In France, everyone speaks French 'cause they think it's cool. Gives 'em, gives 'em an excuse to smoke.
Well I think comedy everywhere has lost a bit of its bite. In Canada, I can't argue with the quality, but it feels like it's gotten a little safe.
In Canadian comedy, you'll almost never see guns. If you bring a gun into a scene, it's like, 'Whoa! Wow, how are we going to deal with that!' Guns in an American comedy are a given. Violence in America is used in a much more cavalier way.
I think the Canadian sense of humor is dryer than America's and juicier than Britain's. I think it's a cross between the two of them, really.
I think Canadian humor is a little less broad than American humor.
I'm not really cool, or dashing, or any of those things.
If comedy duos don't like each other, it just won't work.
I'm a total nerd. I love fantasy.
The gay male is always going to be at the bottom.
This world is filled with five billion people with five billion different ways of looking at things.
When I found out I had cancer, I just said one thing: 'I want to hold on to life' and that changed everything for me.
My cancer continues to make for all kind of hilarity.
I've pretty much given up on the orange. I really have. I just don't even bother. It's just either sour, or woody, or the skin's too thick. It's very nice when you come across the perfect orange, because it's really a beautiful experience. But the stakes are too high.
My parents won’t let me have a motorcycle, but they give me all the guns I want. I asked them for a motorcycle last Christmas and they told me I’d only kill myself. They got me this twelve-gauge instead.
Activism isn't about holding your faults up to the light. That's what comedy is about, it's about saying, 'Look at this person who is so flawed and frail and damaged. And we're all this frail and damaged so let's laugh at it.
A lot of gay men are in delusion if they think they're super macho.
Art is about the edges and the sharp corners and those places are not conducive to activism, which is about putting on a gloss.
Comedy is actually very macho driven.
Canadian comedians are generally more well-rounded... They have to do a lot more. In order to have a career in this country, you have to do everything. And in the States you can narrow-cast, you can be just a sitcom performer or a stand-up comedian or a sketch performer.
People don't listen when you lecture. No one wants to be talked down to or scolded.
I first got into fruit when I was a teenager, when my life was changing in every way. The first time I had a mango, at like 18, I was like, 'Where has this been my whole life?
I guess chemistry is just another word for love.
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