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My first job was at a Chicago night club called Mr. Kelly's.
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My whole act is confession.
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Outside came in '60. The Edge in '61. All three made Gold, but the biggest seller was Inside.
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So that this thing that aired in 1963 would result a few years later in personal bankruptcy, would result in having people be on edge with me, wondering when I'm going to blow up.
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The most memorable performance was my appearance in concert in Carnegie Hall. The first standup to do so.
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The old problems - love, money, security, status, health, etc. - are still here to plague us or please us.
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The Steve Allen Sunday night show had the right to two options after my first performance.
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Though it sold very well, I hated The Edge.
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Today's audiences are different only insomuch as today's people are different, and I do not think today's people are substantially different.
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Unquestionably, standup comedy is and has always been an art form.
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While in New York, struggling for a theatrical career, I started writing sketches, free-lance, for the Steve Allen Tonight Show.
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While you're improvising, you may come up with something which will break him up. As soon as that smile comes out, you know that, hey, we're having fun.
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