It's really not my thing to go after what comedians are doing. Because I always feel like we're jesters at the end of the day.
I'd rather go after the people who are the guardians or what we're doing - the news people and the politicians and that sort of thing. I always feel like those should be my targets, not really entertainers. That's just my personal opinion.
You are always, always overwhelmed by positive response because you know it can go either way.
'Westworld' is bizarre. I don't know what to think of 'Westworld.'
We will see about Obama's legacy. I still think the historical nature of his candidacy will be the biggest part of his legacy.
My joke is that three black people watch 'The Daily Show' at any given time. So if I'm watching it, that counts, and there's only two left. It's a silly joke, but you know, different types of comedy reach different cultures.
I get recognized by some people in my community, but not a lot. In fact, they would say, 'What do you do?' And I would say, 'Well, I did 'The Bernie Mac Show.'' And they would say, 'Oh, really? Well, do you know so-and-so?' And I'd say, 'Yeah, I hired them. I was the boss!' They don't believe it.
I like 'The Nightly Show.' People ask me what it is, and I say, 'If you're watching 'The Daily Show,' and it feels like it's getting a little darker, you're probably watching 'The Nightly Show.''
Maybe I'll write an episode of 'Black-ish' about a guy being fired in late-night.
The last thing I would ever do is try to become a network programmer.
I have this rule. It's called 'Top Dog-Underdog:' Underdog gets to make fun of Top Dog, but Top Dog can't make fun of Underdog. But you know what? You get Top Dog, you get to be Top Dog. Congratulations! And that dynamic happens not just in race but in many different ways. It's like the male-female dynamic.
I didn't get into comedy to talk about violent death all the time.
The thing that's worked for me is having as much of a connection to the material as possible. And sometimes the material requires a more straightforward approach, and sometimes it requires a little more silliness, you know?
I set out to have a diverse staff on the 'Bernie Mac Show.'
I've always watched the political shows.
Writing is the most frustrating, but it's something that I've always done.
All writers have a love-hate relationship with writing. Performing is fun, too, but I wouldn't say it's my favorite. But the most fulfilling is producing.
I'd love to set up shop somewhere and develop projects - film, TV, digital would be a fun thing to do.
I really love storytelling.
I'm actually a big fan of having all the different types of voices on television. I think it gives people a nice little buffet that they can just pick and choose how they want to get their news and entertainment, I guess.
I just feel it's important to make sure that behind the scenes is as filled with diverse voices as in front of the scene is.
I love the word 'dearth,' by the way. It's one of my favorite words.
When you work in television, you're in the writer's room all the time.
Not everybody's gonna get your vision.
You never know in TV - sometimes you're on at the wrong time at the wrong place. Sometimes you don't get a chance to catch on.