Nick Kroll quotes

  • Everybody gets better looking on TV as shows go on.Even the nerds on "Big Bang Theory" are getting better looking. Their clothes are getting nicer. They're better groomed. It works for them.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Clothes #Nerd #Get Better

  • Seinfeld has his way of telling jokes - and I'm not comparing myself to Seinfeld, his genius is observing the small details of everyday life and finding humor in it.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Everyday #Genius #Way

  • I tend to play sort of douchey.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Play

  • A lot of times, you're circling around a lot of things, and then you find that one person, or that little piece of dialogue, and it doesn't always have to be in person.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #That One Person #Littles #Pieces

  • In L.A., you really are in your car all day alone, and there's very little public life.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Car #Littles

  • What business would judged on the first week that it's in business?
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Firsts #Week #Judged

  • My experience in TV is that it takes time for shows to find their way.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Way #Tvs #It Takes Time

  • I know it's going to sound cheesy, but I love show business. I love doing comedy, I love that I get to do all this with my friends.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Cheesy #Sound #Comedy

  • Sometimes shows suffer from having many cooks in the kitchen.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Suffering #Kitchen #Sometimes

  • For me, the best characters are the ones that feel fully formed inside and out, so I try to have a very clear vision of exactly what they would wear, top to bottom, who they are, what their backstory is, what their family situation is, who are their friends, just creating as much of a three-dimensional character [as possible]. Because I think you could do a very broad character, but as long as there's some emotional truth to them you can get away with really crazy things.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Crazy #Character #Emotional

  • In New York, you are forced into having very public lives and observing all types of people, what they sound like, what they're reading, what they smell like, what they are listening to, how they talk to their friends.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #New York #Reading #Smell

  • Although I'm a comedian, I'm also an amateur survivalist.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Comedian

  • A job is a job, and there are days that are going to be boring, or you have a boss you don't like, or people you work with.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Jobs #People #Boss

  • There's one theory that the funnier a comic is in his act, the more mind-numbingly boring he'll be when he's not holding a microphone.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Mind #Boring #Comic

  • Like most lazy upper-middle-class kids, American Studies seemed like a fun way to use your knowledge of TV to get an A.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Fun #Kids #Class

  • As long as it's not an easy, outdated stereotype and it comes from an interesting or emotionally driven place, then anyone can be made fun of.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Fun #Interesting #Long

  • I was, like, a history major, and I minored in art and Spanish, but I found myself gravitating toward media studies as time went on.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Art #Media #Study

  • The immediacy of public interaction is just unbeatable.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Unbeatable #Immediacy #Interaction

  • This is a perfect example of the power and ridiculousness of a website like Wikipedia. I did give a slightly contentious graduation speech, where I decided not to be funny as my classmates had hoped, which was why I was chosen. I was not valedictorian, that's for sure. Instead, I talked about the failure to communicate between the administration and the teachers and students. That's what was contentious about it. At some point, somebody wrote about that incident on my Wikipedia page. And then somebody added the bit about me exposing my genitals to the crowd.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Teacher #Giving #Perfect

  • I guess there should be somewhere on the Internet that feels like a source of sacred truth. But Wikipedia sure isn't it.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Sacred #Wikipedia #Internet

  • Go ahead and make up a ton of lies about me. That's way more interesting than pretending Wikipedia has any real information.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Real #Lying #Interesting

  • I think that the web and its various facets are incredibly useful in just building a fan base and getting your chops better.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Thinking #Fans #Building

  • Don't watch Kroll Show if you don't have a Nielsen box. I honestly don't care. Feel free to DVR it and not watch it because that will somehow help my ratings maybe, but honestly I'm talking to the four of you with a Nielsen box. If you have a Nielsen box, like, who are you? Where do you live? How do I find you? You're a unicorn and I don't believe that you exist.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Believe #Talking #Watches

  • I came to New York and started doing stand-up and improv, and started auditioning for commercials and voiceovers and stuff. My first job was on a pilot of that prank show called 'Boiling Points' on MTV.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #New York #Jobs #Mtv

  • I feel incredibly lucky at this moment in my career to get paid to do basically exactly what I always wanted to do. I appreciate that in general. But you know, like any job, a job is a job, and there are days that are going to be boring, or you have a boss you don't like, or people you work with.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Jobs #Careers #Appreciate

  • In general in comedy, there are fewer people making a ton of money and a lot more people making a living. For me, the goal is just being able to make exactly the show I wanted to make.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Goal #People #Able

  • In high school, I went to a place called the Mountain School. It's on a farm in Vermont, and I read Emerson and Thoreau and ran around the woods. Now I go hiking with a bunch of my comedy buddies. We talk about our emotions. I also do a lot of writing on hikes, just to get the blood flowing and the ideas moving.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Moving #Writing #School

  • My friends, we all improvise together usually. So we write what I think is a good script but always leave a lot of room to find stuff on the day; and we always do find something. That's the advantage to having actors who are, in their own right, writers.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Writing #Thinking #Together

  • One of the worst things about being an actor, besides people being nice to you and getting free stuff all the time - but really, one of the worst things is not knowing what's coming next. You could shoot a pilot, and they could have you on hold for six months waiting to find out what is going to happen with the show, and you're locked into it.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Nice #Knowing #People

  • Really, I just love doing comedy. Any form it takes is great, as long as I can keep doing it, you know? If I can do my show and 'The League' while also getting to do other bits, that's awesome.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #League #Long #Comedy

  • There's just a feeling, when you're just an actor - I have great admiration for people who are just actors. I don't understand it, the idea of waiting to get cast, being at the whim of others. I find it incredibly powerless and frightening, so that's why I've been constantly trying to create my own content.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Ideas #People #Waiting

  • For me, I was literally trying to stay afloat. I never actually thought I would get my own sketch show. So the idea that one day I would have my own show is pretty wild. But once I got it, I thought, 'Yeah, this is exactly what I always wanted to do.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Ideas #Trying #One Day

  • Anyone you give a ton of money to is going to go slightly crazy. I don't think comedians are particularly special in that regard; they just are better or more vocal in their expressions of their craziness.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Crazy #Thinking #Expression

  • A comedian is sort of like a wild animal. It really just depends on where you catch them. Sometimes they want to cuddle up, and sometimes they'll snap at you. But for me, more often than not, if I'm talking to somebody who makes their living in comedy, it'll be a very thoughtful conversation driven from an emotionally honest place.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Animal #Thoughtful #Talking

  • Contrary to widespread belief, I do know something about science.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Belief

  • I found, especially with stand-up, that if a premise works, you can make the joke work. If a premise doesn't work, you can't force it to.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Force #Found #Jokes

  • I think my goal was just to do comedy, honestly. It still is. Whatever form that took or takes, it doesn't matter.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Thinking #Goal #Matter

  • I would be psyched to get a phone call from Al Sharpton. I need to find out who does his hair. It's beautiful. It's a gorgeous mane.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Beautiful #Hair #Phones

  • My friends and family always thought I was pretty funny, but I don't know if they thought I was get-my-own-show funny.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Family And Friends #Shows

  • My thinking is, if we're setting out to make comedy in which nothing is off limits, then everybody is fair game.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Thinking #Games #Limits

  • Oftentimes the shows that don't work help you get it right.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Helping #Shows

  • The one place I've seen something really come together is in editing. Sometimes you can save pieces in a way that you're really shocked.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Editing #Together #Pieces

  • Whether it's corporate investigations or comedy, there are certain inherent truths to trying to get what you want while trying to be a decent person doing it.
    -- Nick Kroll

    #Trying #Want #Comedy