Peter Mehlman on


Do you think there’s much of a difference between doing standup and being a journalist trying to get sources to talk with you?

If you’re trying to get people to talk to you, you can cajole and you can kind of seduce them to talk to you. But as a comedian, you can’t really do that to get laughs out of people. Comedy audiences are pretty tough. It’s hard to get people to laugh and there’s really no way to do it besides being funny.”

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