Quote of the Day:

Gary Owen

  • I just want a big HBO special or a network or somebody willing to get behind my work and promote it. The most frustrating thing for me is to have this successful act that resonates across the country, and the network guys just don't get it. Everyone sees it except them. I want to leave a mark.
  • I always wonder if my kids will say they're mixed or black.
  • There's still people who think me being married to a sista is an act. What, you think I'd make that up for a persona?
  • Even if it's a white crowd, I tell my jokes for the four black people in the room, not the 100 whites.
  • There's no white comic that sells tickets to black people like me. They're going to get their hair done, get a new outfit, and come out to see a white dude.
  • Everything I do, I go to black people. If I have a problem at the airport, I'll go to the black ticket agent. I hope they notice me because I'll get better service. If I'm at a restaurant, I look for the black waiter. Rent-a-Car, give you the upgrade.
  • Then, when I got in the military, I used to host - even in high school - I hosted the talent shows, and when I was in the military I would host all of our base Christmas parties and stuff.
  • Like I always tell people, I don't pander to any audience, but you have to play to your audience.
  • I'm not a mean comic, I don't want to turn anybody off - I just want to give a point of view or my take on things that everyone can laugh at.
  • My comedy isn't going to solve problems; I'm not that deep.