Shelley Berman

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I was an actor before becoming a comedian.

Shelley Berman

I quit smoking well over twenty years ago.

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The Steve Allen Sunday night show had the right to two options after my first performance.

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My first job was at a Chicago night club called Mr. Kelly's.

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I am presently in my thirteenth year of teaching a graduate course at the University of Southern California.

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I am careful with my material and presentation.

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The writing of material and the execution of it - exactly as playwright and actor - is obviously a creative endeavor.

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Incidentally, I'm still looking for acting work, my first love.

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Haven't I told you that it is the dream of every Jewish father that his daughter will someday marry a Southern Baptist?

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My whole act is confession.

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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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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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I believe it is important for comedians to know who came before them.

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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