Scott Aukerman quotes

  • Thank you for listening to Comedy Bang Bang! My name is Scott Aukerman and I will see you next week.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Names #Listening #Next

  • I probably could be a world-class screenwriter by now if I had spent the kind of work I devote on Comedy Death-Ray to that. But I do okay, in that regard. I mean, my stuff gets bought, so it's all right.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Mean #Class #World

  • The best sketch shows are from a group of tight-knit people whove worked together for a really long time.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Long #People #Together

  • You see people who are disenfranchised elsewhere coming to Comic Con and making lifetime friends. I love seeing the outcasts of society all bonding together.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #People #Together #Lifetime

  • I get inspired when I look at Tom Lennon, who did Reno 911! for six seasons while writing huge movies and directing and also doing other pilots; he did that FX pilot, the Star Trek thing.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Stars #Writing #Pilots

  • Your average comedian doesn't know the podcast universe, really.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Average #Comedian #Universe

  • I love all of our subpodcasts.
    -- Scott Aukerman

  • I guess when I was a kid I wasn't the type of person playing a lot of pranks. I was the type of person upon whom pranks were pulled.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Kids #Type #Pranks

  • Intimacy is really good. But then again, the first disk on the record is not intimate in the least. It's a really good CD.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Cds #Records #Firsts

  • Things go away and projects crumble and disappear, or you make your movie and it comes out and no one watches it.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Going Away #Watches #Disappear

  • Not everyone can be as successful a performer as myself, who gave 10 great performances the first time I ever did comedy, and then toiled in obscurity for years.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Successful #Years #Obscurity

  • The key to being a singer - try to do it audibly.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Trying

  • I came into the 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' TV show with a level of confidence that I don't think I would've had if I hadn't been doing the podcast for three years already. I certainly had to figure out in those three years the sense of humor I wanted to do and the way to talk to celebrities without being incredibly intimidated by them.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Thinking #Years #Tv Shows

  • I think expressing yourself and working hard can't help but have great results. Look at Zach Galifanakis. He didn't tweet. He didn't have a podcast. He just went out and did the funniest standup you'll ever see in your life. And he was rewarded for that.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Thinking #Looks #Helping

  • I think comedians should focus on what makes them happy, what art form fulfills them the most. Don't be calculated about it and say, 'Okay, I'm gonna tweet, and I'm gonna podcast, and I'm gonna do standup, and one of those things is going to lead me to my own TV show.' I don't think that should be the goal.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Art #Thinking #Tv Shows

  • The show became popular as aspecialthing became popular. And Sasquatch, the guy who runs that site, started coming to every show and reviewing it. And when people start talking about the reviews from the stage. That to me is really self indulgent and we tried to put a caper on that.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Running #Self #Talking

  • Others may dispute this, we have tried to keep that sense of experimentation and putting new people up alive. And we haven't become a show, where we're like, "We know the 20 comics who are good and we're just going to keep on recycling them."
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #People #Alive #May

  • You become a victim of your own success. It's what happens in TV when Fox has a big hit with the X-Files. And they start chasing and the rest of their shows suffer. Because the experimentation that made the X-Files a show is all of the sudden lost.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Suffering #Foxes #Tvs

  • The podcast was kind of an afterthought, because I was just excited about being on the radio. Then I found that the podcast listenership is some 20 times what people are listening to on the radio.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #People #Listening #Radio

  • I'm a huge Bob Hope fan, up until about the late '50s. I've seen so many of his movies up until then, and they're a big influence on me and a big influence on Woody Allen, who is basically just ripping off Bob Hope for his first five or six movies.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Fans #Bob #Firsts

  • My partner, Jeff Ullrich, and I always thought Earwolf was going to be big. There were a couple of studies before we launched saying podcasts were going to really grow. But I remember so many conversations at the beginning where people would say, 'How are you going to make money with this?'
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Couple #People #Study

  • We like to keep the show small. Honestly, where we moved the show to the UCB theater, we moved it to a smaller space. Even though the show has technically gotten more popular. And that is, only because we like intimacy and the ability to experiment more. We don't want to be like, "We can get 250 people in a week. So let's do that. But we have to be careful about who we book..."
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Book #Space #People

  • I find I've always been judgmental about comedy (laughs) and it's hard to turn that off, really. But what constant exposure to live comedy does is it makes you give people a second chance.
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Second Chance #People #Giving

  • So much of comedy is feeling comfortable with the point of view coming at you. So I understand it. There's people who I find hilarious now, but the first couple of times I saw 'em, I was like "What is this? I don't get it at all."
    -- Scott Aukerman

    #Couple #Views #People