Quotations by Shelley Berman

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Born: Wednesday, February 3, 1926
Profession: Comedian
Nationality: American


As a culture I see us as presently deprived of subtleties. The music is loud, the anger is elevated, sex seems lacking in sweetness and privacy.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Anger, Music, Sex, Culture, Privacy, Sweetness)

As much experience, education and awareness as one can attain is important for a comedian.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Education, Experience, Awareness)

I am careful with my material and presentation.
- Shelley Berman

I am in the Master of Professional Writing program teaching Humor Writing, Literary and Dramatic.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Humor, Literary, Teaching, Writing)

I am presently in my thirteenth year of teaching a graduate course at the University of Southern California.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Teaching, University)

I believe it is important for comedians to know who came before them.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Comedians)

I quit smoking well over twenty years ago.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Smoking, Years)

I was an actor before becoming a comedian.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Actor)

I will always love to perform standup comedy.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Love, Comedy, Will)

Incidentally, I'm still looking for acting work, my first love.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Love, Work, Acting, First, First love)

Inside was the second LP album of a comedian's performance before an audience.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Performance)

My first job was at a Chicago night club called Mr. Kelly's.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Chicago, First, Job, Night)

My whole act is confession.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Act, Confession)

Outside came in '60. The Edge in '61. All three made Gold, but the biggest seller was Inside.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Gold)

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.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: People, Result, Years)

The most memorable performance was my appearance in concert in Carnegie Hall. The first standup to do so.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Performance, Appearance, First)

The old problems - love, money, security, status, health, etc. - are still here to plague us or please us.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Health, Love, Money, Old, Problems, Security)

The Steve Allen Sunday night show had the right to two options after my first performance.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Performance, First, Night, Options, Right)

Though it sold very well, I hated The Edge.
- Shelley Berman

Unquestionably, standup comedy is and has always been an art form.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Art, Comedy)

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.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Fun, May, Smile, Will)







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