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.
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.
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.
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.
This world is filled with five billion people with five billion different ways of looking at things.
A lot of gay men are in delusion if they think they're super macho.
My cancer continues to make for all kind of hilarity.
People don't listen when you lecture. No one wants to be talked down to or scolded.
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 France, everyone speaks French 'cause they think it's cool. Gives 'em, gives 'em an excuse to smoke.
Why is being outed such a big deal? When I find out that someone's gay, my respect for them increases tenfold.
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.
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.
My theory is that comedy comes from little people.
I resented that my career wasn't going the way that it was supposed to. And I was angry that I wasn't getting the parts that I wanted.
I think a case could be made that there's sort of a crisis of masculinity in the West. Particularly with white males.
I'm not a wilting flower. I'm honest, so I pick a lot of fights. I've burned a lot of bridges.
The gay male is always going to be at the bottom.
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.
I'm a total nerd. I love fantasy.
If comedy duos don't like each other, it just won't work.
I'm not really cool, or dashing, or any of those things.
I think Canadian humor is a little less broad than American humor.
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.
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